Saddleback therapy: Horses help with healing on Ga. farm
To those driving out of Watkinsville along State Route 53, farms and horses are a common sight. But hidden behind a wooden privacy fence adorned with painted butterflies is a nine-acre farm that is home to eight uncommon horses. The horses at Butterfly Dreams Farm, a nonprofit therapeutic horseback-riding... Read more
Hospital privacy or hospital secrecy? Court case tests limits of openness
A Georgia court case on public access to hospital records has sent tremors through legal circles, the state’s hospital industry and the media. A major question is at stake: Does a nonprofit hospital have the right to reject requests for information about its financial documents and other matters? So... Read more
Her favorite zombie: How games helped worker get healthy
When the president of her company announced plans for a team-building exercise through a computer program, Jane LaSalle had no idea it would lead to a significant weight loss for herself. Nor did LaSalle realize that it would accomplish what health-and-lifestyle gurus have been working on for years — behavioral... Read more
Will Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion provide a model for other states?
This article was done in partnership with Kaiser Health News.  Aretha Frison got an unusually helpful mailing recently through the Louisiana food stamp program. The letter indicated that she could qualify for Medicaid coverage beginning next month. Frison, usually a journalist by occupation, has been able to work only part time... Read more
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

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