Posted: 03/05/2014 - Frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than party pictures, vacation videos and shameless selfies — they also share a greater risk of eating disorders, according to a new study led by Florida State University researchers.
Posted: 03/04/2014 - A shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV from sex with an infected partner.
Updated: 03/07/2014 - The Georgia state senate has passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism therapy for children under the age of 6.
Posted: 02/21/2014 - The Obama administration says cuts to Medicare Advantage plans are on the table for next year.
Posted: 02/21/2014 - Two Western states with some of America's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.
Posted: 02/19/2014 - The Florida Medical Association today released additional polling information relating to the issue of telemedicine.
Posted: 02/14/2014 - The troubled Florida Health Choices program is yet again delaying the launch of an insurance exchange separate from the Affordable Care Act marketplace.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - Eighteen patients at a North Carolina hospital may have been exposed to a rare neurological disease after surgical equipment wasn't properly sterilized, officials said.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - Big retail stores, hotels, restaurants and other firms with lots of low-wage and part-time workers are among the main beneficiaries of the Obama administration's latest tweak to health care rules.
Posted: 02/04/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking.
Posted: 01/30/2014 - SGMC’s Dasher Memorial Heart Center, South Health District, and 100 Black Men of Valdosta, Inc will host the Heart Health Expo, Saturday, February 15th from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon at VSU’s University Center.
Posted: 01/22/2014 - The decision by state lawmakers not to expand Medicaid could cost Florida businesses up to $253 million a year in tax penalties.
Posted: 01/16/2014 - Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day.
Posted: 01/16/2014 - Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing the state employee health plan cover treatment of autism, a move applauded by advocates who say early intervention can improve behavior and quality of life.
Posted: 01/16/2014 - A Dougherty County adult became Southwest Public Health District’s first flu fatality for the 2013-2014 flu season, health officials confirmed today.
Posted: 01/15/2014 - The "obesity paradox" -- the controversial notion that being overweight might actually be healthier for some people with diabetes -- seems to be a myth, researchers report.
Posted: 01/13/2014 - Nearly a decade after federal health officials recommended universal mental health screenings for students, an Associated Press review of policies around the nation shows a fractured and underfunded approach with no requirements to provide services.