Grady keeping mobile ER open for another month
Grady Memorial Hospital has extended the lease on its mobile ER through March. The Atlanta hospital opened the mobile unit in late January to handle its increasing emergency department patient volume. Flu-related hospitalizations in Georgia have soared through the first weeks of 2018. But the latest state Public Health... Read more
It’s not over, but rough flu season finally receding
Georgia’s latest flu report appears to support CDC statements that the flu season may finally have passed its peak. Hospitalizations for flu in the eight-county metro Atlanta area were far lower in the week of Feb. 11 through 17 than in the previous week, down to 91 from 165. And the... Read more
Will $100 million sports medicine center get OK from Georgia?
Since 2015, America’s leading sports medicine doctor and his investment partners have sought to build a $100 million facility in Alpharetta that would create 500 jobs. But Georgia appears to be running out of time to get the project done. The surgery center and training center, envisioned as the... Read more
Senate panel OKs ‘surprise’ medical billing legislation
The effort to reduce “surprise’’ medical bills in Georgia took another key step Thursday with legislation passing a Senate health committee. Senate Bill 359 is similar to but broader than a proposal that has already passed the House. The Senate version has provisions on payment for non-network medical services... Read more
The high cost of surviving rabies
Brenda Goodman is senior news writer at WebMD. Andy Miller is CEO and editor of Georgia Health News. Feb. 20, 2018 — A brown bat the size of a mouse with teeth like a stapler may or may not have bitten Tamara Davis in Georgia. But it certainly took... Read more

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