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FDA Approves New Tuberculosis Drug

Posted: 12/31/2012 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades.

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Twenty Thousand Americans Killed In Their Own Homes By Radon

Posted: 12/28/2012 - The Center for Disease Control has released their mortality statistics for 2012 and a startling statistic about in-home causes of death surfaced. According to the CDC, Radon Gas causes over 20,000 deaths annually in the United States. To put that into perspective, Radon caused more deaths in 2012 than drunk driving, fires, and carbon monoxide.

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Holiday Health Tips: Food Safety

Updated: 12/25/2012 - The Pan American Health Organization is reminding everyone to prepare and handle food safely this holiday.

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Feds Rule on Health Care Law's Medicaid Expansion

Posted: 12/10/2012 - The Obama administration says Republican-led states must commit to fully expanding their Medicaid programs to take advantage of generous funding in the federal health care law.

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Fla. Senate Launches Health Care Website

Posted: 12/10/2012 - The Florida Senate is providing a page on its website so citizens can get information on the federal health care overhaul and express their views on the subject.

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Certain Member Allowed...

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Gym memberships usually soar in January, after the holidays. One gym isn't taking just anyone.

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GA Medicaid Expansion Cost Projections

Posted: 11/27/2012 - A new study projects that expanding Georgia's Medicaid health care program would cost the state about $2.5 billion over a decade while providing half a million uninsured Georgians with coverage.

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Free HIV Tests in Bay County

Posted: 11/26/2012 - In celebration of World AIDS Day 2012, the Bay County Health Department will be conducting free HIV Tests in their clinic at 597 West 11th Street, Panama City, on Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. No appointment is necessary and tests will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. Confidential testing is available to anyone 13 years old or older. The Clearview Rapid test will be used which allows the results of the test to be available 15 minutes after the test starts.

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