CBD oil as medicine: The promise and the risks 
Metro Atlanta resident Becky Ferguson says she started using non-addictive cannabis oil because she hoped it would ease her chronic pain. The result was not quite what she expected. “It might have helped a little bit , but I am getting a tremendous reduction in anxiety,” says Ferguson,... Read more
Covington plant had 8-day leak of toxic gas; state reports on Sterigenics leaks
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. A medical supply sterilizing facility east of Atlanta that is under scrutiny for toxic emissions had an eight-day leak last month of ethylene oxide, a cancer-causing substance. The City of... Read more
Sterigenics facility faces tough new requirements from Cobb County before it can reopen
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. A Smyrna medical sterilization plant at the center of a controversy over toxic pollution will remain closed until the company meets new safety standards, Cobb County officials say. The Sterigenics... Read more
Georgia near the top in HIV risk, report shows
A new analysis underscores the enormous challenges that Georgia faces in fighting HIV. The state ranks No. 3 in HIV risk in the U.S., trailing only Ohio and Nevada, according to the study from Health Testing Centers, which used data from the CDC. Georgia has the leading rate of new diagnoses among... Read more
Vaping-linked lung illnesses jump nationally; Georgia death reported
The CDC on Thursday announced a big jump in the number of confirmed and probable patient cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping. Those cases now total 805, up from 530 reported just last week. The Atlanta-based health agency also said there have been 12... Read more

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