Community health centers deserve celebration . . . and especially support
Among babies born in the United States each year, approximately 1 in 10 are born prematurely. And Georgia is in the group of states with the highest rates of preterm and low-birth-weight babies. Now, new data from the federal government show that the health of pregnant women and babies... Read more
New chief named for DFCS as current leader takes job in L.A.
Georgia DFCS will have its third leader in less than a year, after Gov. Nathan Deal announced Friday a new interim director for the agency. Tom Rawlings, currently the director of the Office of the Child Advocate, will take over as interim chief of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services... Read more
Doctors and lawyers team up to help ailing children in low-income families
Belinda Jones had to deal with her landlord saying she owed back rent. Then there was the sewage regularly bubbling up in the sinks and drains of her southwest Atlanta apartment. A rug was filled with mold. Residents of the apartment complex, citing their constant fear of violence, recently... Read more
Despite low testing, report indicates lead in many U.S. schools’ water
Fewer than half of U.S. school districts test their drinking water for lead, according to a federal report released this week. But among those districts that do test, more than one-third found elevated lead levels in their water.   The report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) follows a... Read more
Children’s ready to open first big building in mega-project
Opening soon: A $127 million building that will have 260,000 square feet, more than 250 patient care rooms, 1,100 parking spaces — and an expected 100,000 patient visits in its first year. The Center for Advanced Pediatrics, a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta outpatient, non-emergency facility, will open July 24. It... Read more

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