Not just a school clinic, but a clinic that’s at a school
This is the sixth in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated... Read more
Doctor’s Column: A little ‘media’ goes a long way
How much “screen time’’ should a young child get? The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines for parents on use of media (TVs, computers, smartphones) by infants and toddlers. In a new GHN Doctor’s Column, Dr. David Jones, chief of pediatrics for Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, writes... Read more
Media time for kids: Use it wisely as well as sparingly
Is your toddler already swiping across your smartphone, FaceTiming with family and friends, and confusing Siri with incoherent questions? Tired of wrestling it away for fear that screen time could hinder the child’s development? Parents, take a sigh of relief. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has new guidelines for... Read more
Commentary: Deal’s veto of opioid prescription bill was a wise step
Last week, Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed Senate Bill 125, which would have authorized physicians in Georgia to delegate to physician assistants the authority to prescribe hydrocodone compound products. Deal cited the opioid epidemic as a reason for the veto, saying the legislation would be counter to Georgia’s efforts to... Read more
Governor took the right stand in limiting opioid prescriptions
Gov. Nathan Deal acted wisely last week in vetoing SB 125, which would have given physician assistants the right to independently prescribe hydrocodone.  This dangerous opioid drug — which is used for pain relief in children, adolescents and adults — is at the heart of an increasing abuse-and-addiction epidemic.... Read more

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