Newton County reverses course on EMS decision
Newton County commissioners reversed course this week, agreeing unanimously to pursue the state license that would allow the county to operate an emergency medical service. Read the full article: Rockdale Citizen   Read more
Memorial, Mercer graduate ‘fast track’ physicians
Memorial University Medical Center and Mercer University School of Medicine honored the two physicians who are the first graduates of an innovative medical “fast track” designed to address Georgia’s critical shortage of primary care physicians. Read the full article: Savannah Morning News   Read more
New maps show HIV’s impact in Atlanta
The CDC considers Atlanta an epicenter of a new HIV/AIDS epidemic, and in 2016 it compared the prevalence of the disease here to third world African countries. Read the full article: Atlanta Business Chronicle Read more
GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic
The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama’s health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that’s not letting up. Read the full article: Associated Press Read more
Monitoring starting in Ga. community near nuclear sites
The community is south of Augusta on the Savannah River, near a nuclear power plant and a federal nuclear facility. Some residents are worried about the potential for contamination. Read the full article: WABE Read more

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