HIV in an unexpected place: A quiet epidemic in SW Georgia
This is the ninth in a series of articles about health care in Southwest Georgia, an area of the state that has great health needs and challenges, but also some innovative approaches to such problems. The series is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the... Read more
Behind the curtain: The story of Grady’s narrow escape
Mike King, a veteran health policy journalist who was a reporter, editor and editorial board member at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is the author of “A Spirit of Charity: Restoring the Bond between America and Its Public Hospitals.” The book, available for purchase May 31, traces the history of the nation’s urban public... Read more
Loss of the local hospital leaves a big hole in a rural region
This is the fifth in a series of articles about health care in Southwest Georgia, an area of the state that has great health needs and challenges, but also some innovative approaches to such problems. The series is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the... Read more
Toxic lead still lurking in many Georgia homes
Although the crisis in Flint, Mich., has caused Americans everywhere to worry about lead in their drinking water, a different kind of lead hazard looms in 24 million homes in the nation. Anyone who lives in a residence built before 1978 may be cohabiting with lead paint and lead-tainted house... Read more
Accountability court helps offenders with mental illness rebuild lives
This week, Emmanuel Ellison celebrated a “birthday” that mattered more to him than the real 40th birthday that he will celebrate in May. April 12 marked three years of sobriety for Ellison after decades of heavy drinking, committing petty crimes and felonies, and experiencing unexplained extremes in mood and energy, which he... Read more

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