Key federal health funds may not get OK in time
Tens of millions of dollars in government funding for Georgia health care faces a dangerous deadline in less than two weeks. And while experts believe that much of the funding, if not all, will be renewed by Oct. 1 or afterward, there are no guarantees, with a fractious Washington dealing with... Read more
There’s lead in that?!

There’s lead in that?!

Feature September 13, 2017 0

PART  FIVE OF SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman, Elizabeth Fite and Andy Miller Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Elizabeth Fite is a health care journalist based in Chattanooga, and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. This investigation was supported by a... Read more
As lead poisoned a child, a slow state response
PART  FOUR OF SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman and Andy Miller Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD, and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. This investigation was supported by a grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.   Almost as soon... Read more
Zika virus: The risk is down, but it’s no time to be complacent
Cases of Zika infection have dropped significantly in Georgia and across the United States, public health officials say. Despite the decrease, the Atlanta-based CDC emphasizes that Zika continues to be a public health threat. Zika is a tropical, mosquito-borne virus that has occasionally ranged into the southernmost parts of... Read more
Report: Programs to remove lead would save next generation of kids
Removing lead exposure from children would protect hundreds of thousands of kids from harm and save billions of dollars in future spending, according to a report released Wednesday. Preventing lead poisoning in children who will be born in 2018 would provide an estimated $84 billion in long-term benefits, said the... Read more

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