Georgia faces major hurdles in addressing its shortage of primary care physicians. Among them is a low cap on Medicare-funded graduate medical education residency slots in the state. In a new GHN Commentary, two health care officials suggest several actions that the Georgia Legislature can take to help erase... Read more
Georgia nurses are concerned that lack of funding for their state licensing board will create problems in protecting patients from an impaired, unlicensed or dangerous nurse. A new law that goes into effect Monday will require nurses to report suspected professional violations to the Georgia Board of Nursing. But... Read more
Betting on Reno (Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles on the Athens uninsured initiative, produced by graduate students in the Health and Medical Journalism Program at the University of Georgia. Visit the previous articles by clicking on the red button to the left.) More... Read more
Public health nurses: Vital to Georgia, but all too few
Lorri Tanner arrived at work the Friday before Memorial Day with thoughts of a long weekend on her mind, but by the time she had settled into her office at the Walton County Health Department, her plans had drastically changed. Tanner, a registered nurse and the county nurse manager,... Read more
In the early 1940s, shortly after U.S. entry into World War II, Irma “Pete’’ Dryden of New York City was inspired when she heard of the young black men training as military pilots. Dryden became a nurse for that unit in Alabama, which became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.... Read more

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