Ga. schools would be vulnerable to Medicaid cuts, survey says
A new survey finds that many Georgia school systems fear that the proposed Medicaid cuts in Congress would hurt their special education programs – and the children they serve. Most school districts responding to the survey say they receive thousands of dollars in Medicaid funding to help offset the... Read more
A turn for the better: New app improves driving lessons by teaching the teacher
Car crashes are a leading cause of spine and brain injuries among teenagers, like many of those now recovering at Shepherd Center, the Atlanta rehabilitation hospital. Emma Harrington, director of injury prevention and education at Shepherd, found herself wondering, “Why and how are people ending up here — and... Read more
Hollywood images: Is tobacco use back in the picture?
Bogie lighting Bacall’s cigarette is an enduring image from the 1944 movie “To Have and Have Not.” But especially since the 1960s, films showing constant cigarette smoking have largely vanished. The pervasive haze of smoke of the Humphrey Bogart era is a thing of the cinematic past. Yet recent... Read more
Pediatricians worry about what Senate bill would do to Medicaid
Two of three Medicaid beneficiaries in Georgia are children. The national average is lower, with 43 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries being kids, but the numbers are still huge. So when cuts to the government program are proposed, as is the case with Republican health care legislation in Congress, many... Read more
Report ranks Georgia 42nd in child well-being
A report released Tuesday ranks Georgia 42nd in overall child well-being for the second year in a row. The annual Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation compared state data from 2010 to 2015 based on four factors: children’s economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. Georgia improved... Read more

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