When Athens resident Ruthann Lariscy’s joints began to ache last spring, she assumed it was simply because she was growing older. But when the pain persisted and interfered with activities like gardening or cooking, she talked to her primary care doctor. He took the situation seriously and referred Lariscy... Read more
On the evening of Sept. 30, Palmer Feibelman received an email he didn’t expect. It informed him that he might not be receiving his monthly stipend of $2,122 from the U.S. Navy due to the government shutdown. Feibelman is a first-year medical student at the Georgia Regents University-University of... Read more
Small businesses embrace alternative to health insurance (video)
Betting on Reno(Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of articles on the Athens uninsured initiative, produced by graduate students in the Health and Medical Journalism Program at the University of Georgia. Visit the previous articles by clicking on the red button to the left.) For many... Read more
In six months, Jimmy Rowalt will no longer have health insurance. For the past two and a half years, the 25-year-old Athens resident has worked at Highwire Lounge without worrying about the job’s lack of health benefits. Now he’s a manager there, working 45 to 55 hours a week.... Read more
A nutritionist’s dream: Healthy school lunches that students really like
  Cole Cook stands out among his peers. At 17, he’s already 6 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 228 pounds. The high school junior is a tight end on the Carrollton High football team and being aggressively recruited by some of the best college programs in the country.... Read more

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