State’s obesity rate not the worst, but not good
Georgia’s obesity rate for adults is about average among states, the CDC reports. But it’s still a startlingly high figure. Almost one in three residents in the state is obese. The overall 31.6 percent rate for 2017 in Georgia is slightly higher than the 30.5 percentage in 2014. It’s... Read more
New grants help local organizations in work with rural patients
Healthcare Georgia Foundation has announced grants totaling $770,000 to 11 partnerships in a program aimed at eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity in rural Georgia. The funding represents the first phase of the foundation’s Two Georgias Initiative, designed also to expand access to quality health care in rural... Read more
Hard-to-detect breast cancer may cluster in South Georgia
Inflammatory breast cancer is usually diagnosed at a later stage than other breast cancers – and thus is often fatal. A new Georgia State University study has found that one of the areas with high incidence of inflammatory breast cancer is in South Georgia. The data are from 2004... Read more
Healthcare Georgia Foundation announces first-quarter grants
Twelve organizations will share more than $500,000 in grants from Healthcare Georgia Foundation that predominantly target rural health, health disparities, and distance learning for health professionals and nonprofits. Foundation President Gary Nelson said that “as we address inequalities in health and health care through our grantmaking, we continue to... Read more
Having insurance is important to people’s health, but other factors also have a significant impact. They include education, economic stability, physical environment and access to healthy food, notes Dr. Harry Heiman of Morehouse School of Medicine in a new report, written with Samantha Artiga with the Kaiser Family Foundation.... Read more

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