Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Health Matters

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

Report slams Georgia spending against tobacco as inadequate

A recent report ranks Georgia No. 49 among the states and the District of Columbia on preventing kids from using tobacco products. The report, released by...

A season stuffed with Georgia health care developments

The week before Christmas usually isn’t packed with health care news. ‘Tis the season for health care experts – and journalists – to ease off...

Invisible killer: Spreading the word about radon cancer risk

Driving through Winder, you can see the hallmarks of many Southern towns dotting the landscape There are train tracks bisecting the middle of downtown. There’s the historic...

Five unreported cases started Cobb County measles outbreak

The recent Cobb County measles outbreak began in October with five cases that were not reported to public health officials. Health officials didn’t learn of...

Cancer Treatment Centers to pay $5 million into state indigent fund

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has agreed to pay more than $5 million into a state fund for indigent care as part of the...

HCHS student surveying stroke awareness in Habersham County

If you live in Habersham County, please take a few moments to complete the survey Habersham Central High School senior Danny Hamilton is conducting research...

Georgia and the South feeling brunt of the flu

Flu activity is high in seven Southern states, including Georgia, according to the CDC. The state’s Department of Public Health reported that 5.31 percent of...

Fighting the doctor shortage in rural Georgia

Scott Bohlke is the only doctor practicing in Brooklet, a tiny town in southeastern Georgia. He has been working there for 21 years. “I didn’t...

All in the family: Relatives serving vital role as caregivers

Aisha Adkins wasn’t planning on a role as caregiver. But then her mother, Rose, was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder eight years ago. There...

App for people in recovery is inspired by grief and hope

By: Amber Perry | Georgia Health News In the seven years since she lost her brother, Tori Madison has slowly come to realize a new...

Georgia’s HIV problem hitting rural areas hard

Metro Atlanta is often characterized as the epicenter of Georgia’s HIV crisis. Earlier this year, in fact, President Trump announced an anti-HIV plan targeting four populous...

‘Universal’ vaccine may be down the road, but get your flu shot in the...

By: Madeline Laguaite | Georgia Health News University of Georgia researchers are receiving millions of federal dollars to help create a “universal” flu vaccine. But...