Meals on Wheels: Volunteers deliver food as they fret about funding

Feature May 25, 2017 2

This is the seventh in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program... Read more

Old attitudes still cast shadow over fight against HIV

Feature May 21, 2017 1

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A little-known star of hospital safety in Georgia

Feature May 14, 2017 1

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High school students learn to eat better — and feed others better

This is the eighth in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated to produce this series, made possible by support from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation and the Institute of International Education.

Students in the Blue Ridge Mountains area are learning about nutrition not just by reading, but with hands-on activities — planting, harvesting and eating their own foods.

As the bell rings, 30 students file ...

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Not just a school clinic, but a clinic that’s at a school

This is the sixth in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated to produce this series, made possible by support from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation and the Institute of International Education.

The tan bungalow on the Gilbert Elementary School campus in LaFayette is scarcely bigger than a house trailer.

Although it could easily be mistaken for a temporary classroom, the building is a clinic. It’s ...

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State AG backs wider view of records in hospital court fight

The state’s attorney general has urged the Georgia Supreme Court to reverse a lower court opinion that barred access to Northside Hospital’s financial records.

Chris Carr, in office since late last year, said in a Monday court filing that the Georgia Open Records Act is broader in its applications than what Northside Hospital has argued.

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last month in the high-profile case, which followed Northside’s rejection of requests for information about financial and other matters.

Attorneys for the plaintiff have argued that Northside is subject to the Open Records Act because it was created by a public hospital ...

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Doctor’s Column: A little ‘media’ goes a long way

How much “screen time’’ should a young child get?

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines for parents on use of media (TVs, computers, smartphones) by infants and toddlers.

In a new GHN Doctor’s Column, Dr. David Jones, chief of pediatrics for Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, writes that media use can be damaging for young children. “Excessive television viewing during early childhood years continues to be associated with developmental delays,’’ Jones says.

Here’s a link to Jones’ Doctor’s Column.

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High school students learn to eat better — and feed others better
This is the eighth in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an...
Not just a school clinic, but a clinic that’s at a school
This is the sixth in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an...
State AG backs wider view of records in hospital court fight
The state’s attorney general has urged the Georgia Supreme Court to reverse a lower...
Doctor’s Column: A little ‘media’ goes a long way
How much “screen time’’ should a young child get? The American Academy of Pediatrics...
Blue Cross signals it’s sticking with Georgia exchange for ’18
Some of the uncertainty over Georgia’s health insurance exchange lifted this week with the...
States question motives of nursing home evictions
People complain about nursing homes a lot: the food’s no good or there’s not enough staff, and so on....
Media time for kids: Use it wisely as well as sparingly
Is your toddler already swiping across your smartphone, FaceTiming with family and friends, and confusing Siri with incoherent questions?...
Governor took the right stand in limiting opioid prescriptions
Gov. Nathan Deal acted wisely last week in vetoing SB 125, which would have given physician assistants the right...
Veto will have painful consequences for rural patients
Rural Georgians are once again bearing the brunt of myopic health care policy decisions coming from Atlanta. On Tuesday,...

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