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Information to assist with healthy living and lifestyle choices; patient, child and elder care.

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...

Family gets relief on surprise bill; legislation advances to help others

An agreement between a health insurer and a Rome hospital has shaved more than $10,000 off a surprise medical bill for a young asthma...

34 years with a new heart — and counting

Harry Wuest was the third patient to receive a heart transplant at Emory University Hospital in 1985. Today, as researchers are looking into alternatives to...

New meningitis vaccine requirements for high school students

(Gainesville) – State public health officials are reminding parents about new vaccine requirements for rising high school juniors. Before starting the 2020-2021 school year,...

How a family learned the pain of surprise billing

Lelia Stina had to act fast when her 4-year-old son, Liam, developed severe breathing problems last August. First, she took him to an urgent care...

Medical marijuana cards show big rise in Georgia

The number of Georgians with cards allowing possession of medical cannabis has soared more than 70 percent in one year. Currently, 14,511 people in Georgia...

PBMs: Power brokers in the prescription drug world

A recent legislative hearing in Atlanta featured a stream of PBM critics. South Georgia pharmacist Nikki Bryant said PBMs are putting her out of business. Cancer...

Child’s hip problems highlight a little-known issue

Sarah Davis pictured with rhino brace (left) and her final spica cast. (Photo: Children’s Healthcare) At 3 years old, Sarah Davis was a typically rambunctious...

Foundation steps in to help CDC fight coronavirus

The CDC Foundation has launched an emergency response fund to help the CDC address the novel (new) coronavirus, a respiratory illness that has sickened...

Big merger changes Medicaid insurance equation in Georgia

The merger of insurers Centene and WellCare will create a company with a dominant position in Georgia’s managed care market for Medicaid. The $17 billion...

Physical inactivity: Unhealthy, and all too common in Georgia

Not getting enough exercise? It’s not just you. More than one in four Georgians report that they are physically inactive, among the highest rates in...
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