Doctor’s Column: Prime time for ADHD care
With school out, summer is a prime time for play and fun for kids. But for parents of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, summer can also be a great time for diagnosing and treating ADHD, says Dr. Mary Burns, an Atlanta psychiatrist. In a new Doctor’s Column, Burns writes that... Read more
Schools become the front lines in the battle against bullying
Jayvious Gilbert’s job isn’t easy. He’s a school nurse in an inner-city Atlanta neighborhood. Bullying among the students is a constant problem. “For the boys,” he says, “I can take them on a walk and try to help work things out. But the girls can be more verbal and personal — very mean to... Read more
Many Georgians with cystic fibrosis miss out on life-changing help
Ethnic minorities, low-income individuals and those who live in rural areas may be missing out on early diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatments for cystic fibrosis, according to Emory University researchers. That’s a serious problem because such measures can both lengthen and improve life. Heel-stick tests for newborns have been around... Read more
Georgia’s ranking drops in children’s well-being statistics
Georgia’s ranking among states on children’s overall well-being fell from 40th to 42nd in the annual Kids Count report. The 2016 report, released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, judges each state on four categories: children’s economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. It generally compares data from... Read more
Specter of maternal mortality remains grim
The United States ranks 50th among countries in maternal mortality – worse than any other economically developed country. And when the U.S. states are compared, Georgia comes in at or near the bottom of the barrel. Regardless of whether Georgia has the highest rate of maternal death in the... Read more

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