LGBTQ youths struggle with mental health issues, survey finds
By Madeline Laguaite Riley Kirkpatrick realized he was transgender when he was a teenager. Kirkpatrick, born and raised as a female, says he was always very masculine and was often described as a “tomboy.” It was around the time of his realization — at age 14 — that he began... Read more
How flu vaccine can help the fight against COVID
By William Newlin Tara Graham recently emerged from the side entrance of the Athens-Clarke County Courthouse ready to face one of two major public health threats looming this fall. Graham, a clerk in the county magistrate court, had just received her flu shot from a joint clinic run by... Read more
Navicent CEO Saunders steps down
The Medical Center, Navicent Health says that President and CEO Dr. Ninfa Saunders has effectively stepped down. In a release from the hospital, “As previously communicated, Dr. Ninfa Saunders recently informed us that after an eight-year tenure as President & CEO of Navicent Health, she would be retiring in early... Read more
For deaf people, pandemic brings unique problems
By Madeline Laguaite When Julie Burton was growing up, she had a hard time communicating with the people and the world around her. Being born profoundly deaf posed many challenges for the young Burton. But life changed for her when she started school at the Alabama School for the... Read more
It’s vital to boost domestic drug production
By Maria Thacker-Goethe We are seeing economic loss, strain on our health care systems and an unimaginable loss of life in our country due to the coronavirus pandemic. While we have confronted many challenges in the medical arena in recent months, our health care supply chain – which ensures... Read more

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