Testing for lead in school water often rates a failing grade
PART  SIX OF SPECIAL REPORT By Andy Miller and Erica Hensley Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News, and Erica Hensley is a freelance health care journalist based in Athens. This investigation was done in collaboration with WebMD, and was supported by a grant from The... Read more
Are state’s HIV laws unfair? Activists say it’s time for change
Nina Martinez moved to Georgia from Washington, D.C., in 2005. Just a few months after she settled into her new Atlanta home, she learned about Georgia’s criminal laws regarding people disclosing their HIV status to others. It personally changed things for her. “As a person living with HIV, I... Read more
Agony of endometriosis leaves many women feeling alone
Ashley Coleman’s hands shake as she sits down. Her period ended the day before, and she is still feeling the effects. This is the first day she has been up and about since it started. She isn’t “lazy,” she says, but dealing with the situation is not as simple... Read more
Art for the blind: A serious concept that’s also a lot of fun 
Christopher Morgan, 9 years old, has no sight in one eye, and limited vision in the other. The Douglasville youngster was born with a condition that caused his right eye not to develop at all, and he wears a prosthesis in its place, says his mother, Tee Morgan. The... Read more
Legionnaires’ disease: Its appearance was historic, but it’s not history 
In July 1976, a severe outbreak of a type of pneumonia occurred at a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. It eventually infected scores of people, and at least 29 of them died. The incident caught the attention of the nation. A mysterious illness is always scary, but... Read more

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