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
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

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