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Georgia Health Headlines

Here's your weekly review of some of Georgia's latest health headlines to keep you informed about what's happening around the state: Northeast Georgia seeing more...

Northeast Georgians asked to weigh-in on telemedicine survey

Telemedicine's rise in the age of COVID has prompted one local high schooler to research how people in Northeast Georgia view this expanding healthcare...

Georgia gets another ‘F’ on preterm births

Georgia has earned an “F’’ grade for its rising rate of preterm births, according to a newly released report. The 2020 March of Dimes Report...

Though standard medical visits have made a comeback, telehealth is here to stay

The surge in telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic has leveled off, with more patients seeing their doctors in person again. But experts say virtual medical...

After power outage, pay attention to food safety

With COVID-19 flaring and politicians fuming, these last few weeks have raised anxiety to a new level. Then along came Zeta. As the former hurricane raced...

Honoring generosity, new pediatric hospital to be named for Blank

Thanks to a $200 million donation, the new hospital being built by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will be named the Arthur M. Blank Hospital. Blank The...

Reaching for fitness among middle school girls

In the fifth grade, 51 percent of girls in Georgia have healthy aerobic ability. By the 12th grade, the number plummets to 31 percent. What’s causing...

Ambetter policyholders set to split an estimated $58 million in rebates

An estimated total of $58 million in rebates will be split among 202,000 Georgians who had individual Ambetter policies last year, according to state...

Georgia slips even lower among states on new health scorecard

Georgia slipped to No. 46 among the states in a new ranking of health system performance, down from 42nd the previous year. The new 2020...

Health agency stalling on requests for COVID-19 emails, critics say

On March 3, the day after Georgia’s first confirmed COVID-19 case, an 11Alive reporter submitted an Open Records request seeking emails sent by Dr....

Depression during Coronavirus: Are you at risk?

As dealing with Coronavirus continues to dominate America, studies have found that as many as one-third of Americans are dealing currently with depression and...

Innovative surgery changes life for girl with scoliosis

Henry County resident Audrey Benford was 10 when she arrived at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in December 2018, after her pediatrician diagnosed her with...