Looking for Georgia’s lead service lines
PART TWO OF A SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman, Andy Miller, Erica Hensley, and Elizabeth Fite Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News.  Freelance writers Erica Hensley and Elizabeth Fite also contributed to this report.  This... Read more
Lax oversight dilutes impact of water testing for lead
PART ONE OF SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman, Andy Miller, Erica Hensley, and Elizabeth Fite Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Freelance writers Erica Hensley and Elizabeth Fite also contributed to this report.  This investigation... Read more
Governor creates VIP panel to review policy on children’s mental health
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday the creation of a commission charged with providing recommendations to improve state mental health services for children. The panel is composed of government leaders, children’s advocates and health care experts. (Members are listed below.)  It is tasked with submitting a report to Deal on... Read more
GOP health bill would hit children hard, study says
Most of the debate on the GOP health care legislation in Congress has focused on how it would affect adults, in high-profile areas such as coverage, mandates, and premiums. But a new Brandeis University study emphasizes that the proposal would also have a large impact on children’s coverage. The... Read more
Waycross teenager with rare cancer dies
A Waycross teenager has passed away after a two-year battle against a rare cancer. Lexi Crawford, 16, was one of four children in the area — in Southeast Georgia near the Florida line — who were diagnosed with a sarcoma within two months of one another in 2015. She... Read more

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