Category: Health

Tift County: Flu Epidemic at an All-time High

According to the Tift Regional Health System, nearly 500 cases of the flu have been seen as of mid-February. From this time last year compared to this year, the cases have tripled. The statistics are based off of hospital and emergency room activity. For prevention, do the standard stuff —

Georgia Food Recall List May 2017

Below is a summary of updated/expanded or new food recalls impacting the state of Georgia. Maple Leaf Foods, Inc., headquartered in Ontario, Canada, is recalling approximately 24,768 pounds of Ready-to-Eat (RTE) fully-cooked quiche products that were not presented for re-inspection upon entry to the United States, the U.S. Department of

Georgia Ranks 45th for Children’s Healthcare

One national organization says the pickings are slim in the Peach State when it comes to offerings for children’s healthcare.  “Georgia could use improvement in a couple of areas.  One is just the sheer percentage of children without health insurance coverage. Right now, that’s about eight percent, that’s in the

Step by Step – Expanding the Medical Marijuana Program

With a vote of 167-4 on Tuesday to adopt Senate Bill 16, Georgia is one step closer in hopefully fully expanding its medical marijuana program. Official Summary: A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 8 of Chapter 12 of Title 16 and Code Section 31-2A-18 of the