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
A new study has found HIV rates for black women in Atlanta and five other U.S. cities are higher than previously thought. The study found that the HIV rate was 0.24 percent for the 2,099 women in its cohort. This is five times higher than the rate estimated for... Read more
Researcher looks at roots of health disparities (video)
A cardiologist has returned to his home turf to study a disease that exacts a major toll in Georgia, especially for blacks. Cardiovascular disease causes 20 percent of all deaths in Georgia, but it’s responsible for 30 percent of deaths of black Georgians, according to the Georgia Department of... Read more
AIDS map adds Georgia data, much of it grim
An interactive online map that gives a stark portrait of HIV and AIDS across the country now includes new data about the disease in Georgia. Last week, the AIDSVu map ( added information on the age, sex and race of people with HIV in Georgia. HIV is the virus... Read more
Georgia scores low on child health report
High rates of obesity and infant mortality helped sink Georgia to the low end of a new state-by-state scorecard on children’s health. Georgia ranked 43rd for child health among the states and the District of Columbia in the 2011 report card developed by the Commonwealth Fund. It was released Feb.... Read more

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