Years after hospital closed, some former patients struggle for safe housing
This is the first in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated... Read more
‘Let’s put on a show!’  Theater, arts may improve brain function
Jody Grass Leonard, a registered nurse, has a passion about the stage, about acting. “I discovered being onstage is much harder than it seems from the audience’s viewpoint, but it’s also a very freeing feeling,” says Leonard, a longtime resident of Valdosta. That giant step out of Leonard’s comfort... Read more
Georgians with disabilities don’t get required help to renew benefits, suit says
Three Georgians with disabilities have filed a lawsuit alleging that state agencies have failed to provide accommodations to help them maintain their eligibility for food stamps and Medicaid. Thousands of Georgians with disabilities face a similar risk of a benefits cutoff, the lawsuit contends. The lawsuit, filed last week... Read more
Safety net clinic is lifesaver for Madison County woman
While the Affordable Care Act has brought down the number of uninsured adults in the United States, huge gaps persist in how much access to care people really have. Currently, about 14 percent of Georgians are uninsured. And many of these people have problems — such as mental health... Read more
Latino kids being bullied more amid political controversy, groups say
“Go back to your country!” Leaders of Latino service organizations say such statements have been heard more often in metro Atlanta schools since the November presidential election. Latino youths in metro Atlanta are being harassed and bullied more since the Nov. 8 vote, say officials with Norcross-based CETPA, a mental health... Read more

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