Diabetes care at an ideal price
A diabetes management firm is offering free “virtual” care to the first 1,000 Georgians with Type 2 diabetes to sign up for the program. The promotion by Onduo, announced Tuesday, is part of the Massachusetts-based company’s effort to honor Diabetes Awareness Month this month. Georgians can register and learn... Read more
Georgians have voted to help homeless with mental illness
Beyond the debate around Georgia’s election outcome, one result is a clear victory for health care. Three of four Georgians voted to approve a referendum Nov. 6 that will help nonprofits provide permanent housing to homeless people with mental illness.   Referendum B allows a property tax exemption for nonprofit... Read more
CDC says South still center of new HIV infections
The HIV epidemic remains centered in the South, health officials say. And the region must overcome several factors before this disease burden will ease, they add. More than half of the new HIV diagnoses in 2016 – about 20,000 — were in the South, a CDC official told an... Read more
Commentary: Time to expand Medicaid
Statistics on Georgia women’s health are especially alarming. Women in this state have comparatively high rates of maternal mortality, unintended pregnancies and being without health insurance. This is particularly true in rural Georgia, writes Emory medical student Stephen Gurley in a new GHN Commentary. By expanding Medicaid, Georgia can... Read more
State OKs new hospital for Children’s Healthcare
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has received state approval for its planned 446-bed hospital in Brookhaven. The approval of the certificate-of-need application was announced late last week. The project was not opposed by any other hospital system. The project features additional beds and expanded services that allows Children’s to relocate... Read more

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