‘Day of Service’ features health settings
Willie Hinton, 72, came to do something for impoverished people. Sean Espinosa, 19, came because of a new spirit of community service. Nathan Deal’s ‘’Day of Service’’ drew the old and young to volunteer work at a Decatur warehouse. Hinton and Espinosa joined about 40 other people Saturday in... Read more
Kaiser expanding network across Atlanta suburbs
A suburban building boom is extending Kaiser Permanente’s geographic spread across metro Atlanta. The California-based nonprofit health plan says it’s adding new medical offices early in 2011 in Conyers and Fayetteville. Those two centers, along with one in downtown Atlanta, would make 11 new Kaiser medical clinic openings in... Read more
2010’s Top Health Care Stories in Georgia
1. Health care reform passes Congress Like it or not, the passage of the Affordable Care Act was the single biggest health care event since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. It had immediate effects on Georgia, such as establishing a high-risk insurance pool for people... Read more
More doctors going digital with medical records
Soon after the debut of an electronic medical records system, Dr. Hogai Nassery says, “I was ready to throw my PC out the window.’’ The Grady Health System neighborhood clinics converted from paper records to a computer system in March. Nassery, a family physician who is Grady’s chief of community... Read more
Teacher willingly ‘wounded’ to help medical students
One week after biochemist Clive Slaughter taught first-year medical students why a paper cut grows red and puffy as it heals, they couldn’t remember the specifics. So the associate professor at Medical College of Georgia’s new satellite campus in Athens ransacked medical databases looking for vivid photos that would... Read more

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