Sunday, March 29, 2020

Health Matters

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

Grady eye cases inspire look at safety of sideview mirrors

Within three months, three patients came to Grady Memorial Hospital with similar, devastating eye injuries. And the circumstances of their accidents were strikingly similar. Each...

Blood shortage continues, donors needed

A drop in summer donations has created an emergency blood shortage in Georgia and across the U.S. Blood supplies are now below a two day...

Mobile health care for kids takes another step

A new van that will deliver health care to Georgia children continues a trend of bringing medical services to schools. Peach State Health Plan is...

Piedmont’s new payment plan: 25% upfront for some patients

Piedmont Healthcare is requiring patients who shoulder the entire cost of a non-emergency medical service to pay 25 percent of the bill before they get...

Abrams says waiver effort won’t fix Georgia’s health care problems

Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams told reporters Wednesday that Georgia’s proposed health care waivers are “shortsighted’’ and will leave hundreds of thousands without...

Duncan urges culture of transparency in health care

Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan told journalists Tuesday that he wants to see transparency on quality of medical care as much as on medical prices. Duncan...

Market in pre-owned diabetic strips worries experts

The small yellow yard signs began to appear this spring, seemingly overnight and without fanfare. They’re peppered across the parking lots of shopping centers and...

Where does Georgia rank on some key health measures?

Georgia’s child well-being ranking has climbed one spot, to 38th among the states, in an annual national report on kids. The KIDS COUNT Data Book...

Stahl picked to head Anthem plan in Georgia

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Wednesday that Pam Stahl has been named president of the Georgia health plan. She replaces Jeff Fusile, who...

Save My Spot: NGPG launches virtual scheduling to reduce patient wait times

Northeast Georgia Health System is using technology to help reduce patient wait times at its Urgent Care facilities. NGHS unveiled an online tool that allows...

Essential oils popular, but can pose risk to kids

The Georgia Poison Center gets a lot of urgent phone calls every day. Two of these calls, on average, involve a category of products that...

Georgia getting slightly better on senior health, report card says

Georgia improved two spots, moving up to No. 41 among states in United Health Foundation’s report card on seniors’ health.   States in the Southeast continue...
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