This is the sixth in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated to produce this series, made possible by support from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation and the Institute of International Education.
The tan bungalow on the Gilbert Elementary School campus in LaFayette is scarcely bigger than a house trailer.
Although it could easily be mistaken for a temporary classroom, the building is a clinic. It’s ...
The state’s attorney general has urged the Georgia Supreme Court to reverse a lower court opinion that barred access to Northside Hospital’s financial records.
Chris Carr, in office since late last year, said in a Monday court filing that the Georgia Open Records Act is broader in its applications than what Northside Hospital has argued.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last month in the high-profile case, which followed Northside’s rejection of requests for information about financial and other matters.
Attorneys for the plaintiff have argued that Northside is subject to the Open Records Act because it was created by a public hospital ...
How much “screen time’’ should a young child get?
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines for parents on use of media (TVs, computers, smartphones) by infants and toddlers.
In a new GHN Doctor’s Column, Dr. David Jones, chief of pediatrics for Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, writes that media use can be damaging for young children. “Excessive television viewing during early childhood years continues to be associated with developmental delays,’’ Jones says.
Some of the uncertainty over Georgia’s health insurance exchange lifted this week with the state’s biggest insurer filing proposed rates for the 2018 marketplace.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia said Friday it was filing rates for all regions of the state.
Blue Cross’ parent company, Anthem, had recently indicated that it was leaning toward exiting a high number of regions in the nation next year, according to a research report.
If that had included Georgia, it could have created a vacuum in many areas. This year, Blue Cross is the only exchange health insurer in 96 of the 159 counties.
The state’s Department ...