A recent CDC report gets to the heart of why we should care about asthma. The federal health agency reported last week that the prevalence of the chronic airway disorder reached an all-time high of 8.4 percent in 2010. And the children of Georgia have a higher rate of... Read more
For a person accustomed to grim health data, one prediction still tends to be jarring: The current generation of American children may be the first not to live as long as their parents. Much of this projection is linked to the increase in health conditions such as obesity. These... Read more
Five Georgia community health centers will receive a total of $11 million in grants to expand and improve their services, the federal government announced Tuesday. The Georgia money is part of $728 million nationally that will go to hundreds of community health centers across the country, under the 2010... Read more
As Kaiser Health News journalist Phil Galewitz studied data on the nation’s community health centers, the statistics compelled him to visit Georgia. The overall national picture, published Wednesday in a KHN and USA Today story, is that hundreds of the nation’s nearly 1,200 federally funded community health centers fall... Read more
An analysis comparing health statistics for Georgia counties shows a wide gap between rural and urban/suburban areas in the state. The top seven counties in the state in the new health rankings — Fayette, Forsyth, Oconee, Cherokee, Gwinnett, Cobb and Columbia –- are all in large metropolitan areas in the northern... Read more

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