Georgia sees an increase in uninsured kids
The number of uninsured children in Georgia rose by 21,000 last year, mirroring a national increase, according to a new report. Georgia was one of nine states that had statistically significant increases in their rate of uninsured children, said the report from Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The... Read more
Federal report urges bigger fight against diseases caused by ticks
Federal health officials are calling for a bigger effort to fight tick-borne diseases. In a report earlier this month, an advisory committee for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services called for improved diagnosis, lab testing and treatment, as well as more funding in fighting Lyme disease and... Read more
What will be on Brian Kemp’s agenda for health care?
Brian Kemp’s election as governor likely means that full-fledged Medicaid expansion will remain off the table in Georgia, at least for a while. Republican Kemp, who will take office in January, opposed Medicaid expansion during the campaign, while Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams strongly supported it. Gov. Nathan Deal and... Read more
Commentary: Dangerous tinkering with the transplant system 
The world of organ transplants appears about to change. A federal agency may soon issue new rules for the system that oversees how donor organs are allotted for transplant. In addition, six patients have filed a lawsuit over the waiting periods for liver transplants in some states. These proposed... Read more
Fried turkey and safety: A great combination
Every Thanksgiving, my kids and I drag a big silver-colored pot and a propane apparatus out of the basement, and place them in our favorite spot in the back yard. It’s time to fry a turkey. On our annual safety checklist is setting up the fryer stand far enough... Read more

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