Hard choices in the ‘Granite Capital’: Can the local hospital be saved?
For Kathy Jossey, the idea that Elbert Memorial Hospital could one day close its doors is troubling both professionally and personally. Born and raised in Elberton — billed as “the Granite Capital of the World” — she has a long history with Elbert County’s only hospital. Jossey retired in... Read more
Sexual assault and PTSD: What’s being done for survivors
“I used to have nightmares actually, about a shadowy figure that would stand over my bed,” said M, “and it was shaped like my assailant.” M, a college student in Georgia, is a survivor of sexual assault. She has experienced PTSD since the attack a year ago. She has... Read more
From episodic to everyday: How Jeff Arnold wants to redefine health care through IT
Jeff Arnold remembers well the day he was sitting at a table at the White House restaurant in Atlanta’s Buckhead district, wearily sipping a cup of coffee. As on almost every day over the previous four years, he had just sent out several hundred faxes filled with EKG data.... Read more
The high cost of surviving rabies
Brenda Goodman is senior news writer at WebMD. Andy Miller is CEO and editor of Georgia Health News. Feb. 20, 2018 — A brown bat the size of a mouse with teeth like a stapler may or may not have bitten Tamara Davis in Georgia. But it certainly took... Read more
Videos are new state tactic against teen suicides
The state has produced powerful new videos in an effort to help combat teenage suicide. The Public Service Announcements, released by the GBI’s Child Fatality Review Panel, feature teens talking about depression and hopelessness – and ways to overcome them. Over the past three years, 144 children/teenagers committed suicide... Read more

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