Insured children increase in Georgia and nationwide, report says
A new report finds that about 3,000 more Georgia children gained health insurance last year, along with about 250,000 kids nationally. Nationwide, 95.5 percent of children had health insurance in 2016, which is a historic high, according to the report released Friday by Georgetown University Center for Children and Families.... Read more
Irma medical evacuees make it home safe
The last of Georgia’s medical evacuees from Tropical Storm Irma returned home Monday, Public Health officials said. “There were no public health issues that we are aware of during the evacuation or return home,’’ said Nancy Nydam, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Public Health. Hundreds in Georgia became medical... Read more
Key federal health funds may not get OK in time
Tens of millions of dollars in government funding for Georgia health care faces a dangerous deadline in less than two weeks. And while experts believe that much of the funding, if not all, will be renewed by Oct. 1 or afterward, there are no guarantees, with a fractious Washington dealing with... Read more
There’s lead in that?!

There’s lead in that?!

Feature September 13, 2017 0

PART  FIVE OF SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman, Elizabeth Fite and Andy Miller Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Elizabeth Fite is a health care journalist based in Chattanooga, and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. This investigation was supported by a... Read more
As lead poisoned a child, a slow state response
PART  FOUR OF SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman and Andy Miller Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD, and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. This investigation was supported by a grant from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.   Almost as soon... Read more

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