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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.

Kroger Pulls Frozen Berries Over Hepatitis A Contamination Concerns

If these are in your freezer, toss them. Several varieties included in the recall. Details here -->

Health Secretary Azar Reinforces “Commitment to Vaccination”

"The measles vaccine is among the most-studied medical products we have and is given safely to millions of children and adults each year. Measles is an incredibly contagious and dangerous disease." -- Secretary Azar

Annual Report to the Nation: Overall cancer mortality continues to decline

Special section on adults ages 20 to 49 shows higher cancer incidence and mortality for women than men

After 20-year increase, New Diabetes Cases Decline

35% drop in new diabetes diagnoses – and no increase in total cases

U.S. measles cases in first five months of 2019 surpass total cases for any...

The CDC is reporting 971 cases of measles in the United States thus far in 2019.  This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994, when 963 cases were reported for the entire year.

Georgia Receives $400k Grants to Reduce Mortality Related to Substance Abuse Disorder

Georgia is the recipient of a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to be used for "reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural communities." Alabama received an identical grant.

Fill Your Picnic Basket with Food Safety to Avoid Getting Sick this Memorial Day

Fill your picnic basket with these items that will help keep your summer fun while handling food at your Memorial Day gathering

2019 Marks 25 Years of the UV Index, Yet Skin Cancer Remains the Most...

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 96,000 new cases of melanoma – the most dangerous form of skin cancer – will occur in 2019.

Pool Chemical Injuries Lead to Over 4,500 Emergency Department Visits Each Year

Although injuries from pool chemicals are preventable, the number of serious injuries from these chemicals has not changed much in the last 15 years.