A turn for the better: New app improves driving lessons by teaching the teacher Hot

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Car crashes are a leading cause of spine and brain injuries among teenagers, like many of those now recovering at Shepherd Center, the Atlanta rehabilitation hospital. Emma Harrington, director of injury prevention and education at Shepherd, found herself wondering,... Read more

Old and new drugs — and often staggering costs

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Alpharetta resident Robert M. Stevens has become all too familiar with the rapidly increasing... Read more

What doctors see in our eyes may help transform medicine

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Editor’s Note: This article is published with permission from WABE. When Tracie Howard first... Read more
Ga. schools would be vulnerable to Medicaid cuts, survey says

A new survey finds that many Georgia school systems fear that the proposed Medicaid cuts in Congress would hurt their special education programs – and the children they serve.

Most school districts responding to the survey say they receive thousands of dollars in Medicaid funding to help offset the costs of their special education programs.

Schools say they depend on the funding to help pay for expensive services, such as physical therapy and speech therapy, to their special ed students, according to the survey by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

The Medicaid funds are not just for Georgia schools. It’s standard practice ...

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Consumer advocate seeks to become insurance commissioner

A leading consumer health care advocate has jumped into the race to succeed Ralph Hudgens as Georgia’s insurance commissioner.

Cindy Zeldin, executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, announced Tuesday that she plans to run for the commissioner position. Her announcement came a day after Hudgens said he would not seek re-election. But Zeldin, 41, said she had been planning to run even if Hudgens stayed in the race.

She is stepping down as the leader of Georgians for a Healthy Future, an advocacy group that has strongly supported the Affordable Care Act since its enactment.

Zeldin will run as a Democrat. Hudgens is ...

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Hollywood images: Is tobacco use back in the picture?

Bogie lighting Bacall’s cigarette is an enduring image from the 1944 movie “To Have and Have Not.”

But especially since the 1960s, films showing constant cigarette smoking have largely vanished. The pervasive haze of smoke of the Humphrey Bogart era is a thing of the cinematic past.

Yet recent top-grossing films have gone in a different direction. The Atlanta-based CDC recently reported an increase in tobacco use in hit movies – a trend that has alarmed public health advocates.

The report says the number of individual occurrences of tobacco use in top-grossing movies increased 72 percent over six years, from 1,824 in 2010 to ...

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State insurance chief Hudgens won’t run for re-election in 2018

State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Monday that he will not seek re-election next year.

Hudgens, who is 74 and in his second term, said in a statement that he made the decision “after much thought, prayer, and discussion with my family.”

“I am immensely grateful for the opportunity that the people of this state have given me to serve in this capacity, but I look forward to retiring from elected office to spend more time with my wife, Suzanne, my four kids, and 12 grandchildren.”

Hudgens’ decision may shake up Georgia politics, and the race to succeed him is now wide open. Deputy Insurance Commissioner ...

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Ga. schools would be vulnerable to Medicaid cuts, survey says
A new survey finds that many Georgia school systems fear that the proposed Medicaid...
Consumer advocate seeks to become insurance commissioner
A leading consumer health care advocate has jumped into the race to succeed Ralph...
Hollywood images: Is tobacco use back in the picture?
Bogie lighting Bacall’s cigarette is an enduring image from the 1944 movie “To Have...
State insurance chief Hudgens won’t run for re-election in 2018
State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Monday that he will not seek re-election next year. Hudgens,...
New Senate bill would allow cheaper, stripped-down health plans
The revised U.S. Senate health care legislation, released Thursday, shows some significant changes from the...
Social interaction helping people with dementia
Researchers find that dementia patients who engage in activities such as gathering photographs and talking about family see improvements...
Our CON laws are working, and we need to keep them
For the past few decades, there has been a push at many levels to do away with government regulations...
Take advantage of what Medicare has to offer
Resources are available to educate patients about Chronic Care Management About half of all adults in the United States –...
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?...

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