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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.

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.