A turn for the better: New app improves driving lessons by teaching the teacher Hot

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Car crashes are a leading cause of spine and brain injuries among teenagers, like many of those now recovering at Shepherd Center, the Atlanta rehabilitation hospital. Emma Harrington, director of injury prevention and education at Shepherd, found herself wondering,... Read more

Old and new drugs — and often staggering costs

Feature Jul 11, 2017 1

Alpharetta resident Robert M. Stevens has become all too familiar with the rapidly increasing... Read more

What doctors see in our eyes may help transform medicine

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Editor’s Note: This article is published with permission from WABE. When Tracie Howard first... Read more
Senate narrowly moves ACA repeal forward

Senate Republicans took a dramatic step toward fulfilling their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday by approving a motion to begin debate on a health care overhaul.

The 50-50 vote on the procedural motion forced a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence.

Sen. John McCain, Republican of Arizona, returned to the Capitol on Tuesday after recently undergoing brain surgery in his home state. He cast a crucial vote to let the measure proceed.

The outcome represents at least a partial victory for President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others who have sought to repeal the ACA — ...

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Emory adds a new branch to its sports medicine network

Emory Healthcare has continued to expand its orthopedic and sports medicine services by opening a new clinic on its campus in Smyrna, a northwestern suburb of Atlanta.

The outpatient center follows Emory’s recent sports partnerships with the Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Braves and helps spread the organization’s orthopedic presence across metro Atlanta.

And it’s a step in reviving the Smyrna campus, which formerly housed the Emory-Adventist Hospital.

Orthopedic and sports medicine services can help introduce patients to general Emory medical services, said Dr. Scott Boden, director of Orthopaedic Business Development and Strategy for Emory. “It is one of the front doors to the ...

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WebMD getting new owner

Private equity firm KKR & Co. has agreed to buy WebMD Health Corp. in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion.

New York-based WebMD has editorial offices in Atlanta. It is a news partner with Georgia Health News.

The all-cash deal would bring together various online health information websites under one roof.

The acquisition announcement Monday comes five months after WebMD said it would explore strategic options amid a slowdown in advertising by pharmaceutical companies.

KKR will fold WebMD’s websites, including WebMD.com and Medscape.com, into its Internet Brands unit, which houses sites such as DentalPlans.com and AllAboutCounseling.com, Reuters reported.

KKR will pay $66.50 per share, a premium ...

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Georgia’s health insurance exchange faces a murky future

Will Georgia’s health insurance exchange in 2018 resemble this year’s version – or will the state be left with large coverage holes?

That’s part of the uncertainty surrounding the fate of the Senate health care legislation. Senators this week are expected to consider a simple repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a “repeal and replace’’ plan, and variations of both. There is no certainty on what, if anything, they will pass.

While the political outlook changes almost daily, the future of Georgia’s exchange will depend not just on what happens in Congress, but on upcoming decisions made by Blue Cross and Blue ...

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Senate narrowly moves ACA repeal forward
Senate Republicans took a dramatic step toward fulfilling their promise to repeal the Affordable...
Emory adds a new branch to its sports medicine network
Emory Healthcare has continued to expand its orthopedic and sports medicine services by opening...
WebMD getting new owner
Private equity firm KKR & Co. has agreed to buy WebMD Health Corp. in...
Georgia’s health insurance exchange faces a murky future
Will Georgia’s health insurance exchange in 2018 resemble this year’s version – or will...
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