CDC: Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test

The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 – 64 years be screened at least once in their lifetime, yet less than 40% of people in the U.S. have ever been tested for HIV

Kadlec: New Law Strengthens U.S. Efforts to Prepare, Respond and Recover from Disasters

A statement by Dr. Robert Kadlec, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and...

Baby Formula Sold at Walmarts Nationwide Recalled Over Metal Contamination Concerns

A brand of infant formula sold exclusively at Walmart is being voluntarily recalled after it was determined the formula could be contaminated with metal. The...

Measles Case Confirmed in Georgia Resident Who Traveled Overseas

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated metro Atlanta resident who recently traveled overseas. DPH...

Georgia Based Company Recalls Frozen Berries Over Norovirus Potential

The berries were sold at Walmarts across Georgia.

Frozen Spinach Sold in GA Recalled Over E. Coli Concerns

Sprouts Farmers Market is recalling two different kinds of frozen spinach after concerns of contamination. The company announced the recall of Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach...

VA Says Hiring of Mental Health Providers “Exceeds Hiring Goal by the Thousands”

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it has reason to celebrate a recent goal that has already been met. The federal agency reported...

CDC: Bats Lead in U.S. Rabies Risk

Before 1960, bites from rabid dogs caused most human rabies cases in the U.S, but now bats make up 70% of the cases. Even still, raccoons pose the greatest rabies risk in our state.

CDC: More than Half of People who Misuse Prescription Opioids also Binge Drink

CDC’s analysis shows that people who binge drank were nearly twice as likely to misuse prescription opioids as non-drinkers.

VA health care facilities to go smoke-free

VHA’s new smoke-free policy applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, any other combustion of tobacco and e-cigarettes.