The X-ray factor: Image technicians enjoy strong job market
Nearly everyone has undergone an X-ray or MRI, whether it’s a screening mammogram or an examination of a bone that might be broken, and demand for these tests is growing as Georgians age. That means an excellent job market for people who have the right temperament and who are... Read more
Krabbe screening bill moves closer to law
A state Senate health committee Thursday approved a bill to offer optional testing of Georgia newborns for Krabbe disease, a rare genetic disorder. The form of Krabbe that strikes newborns is caused by a change, or mutation, in the gene that carries the blueprints for an enzyme called galactosylceramidase,... Read more
Payment confusion: How a Medicaid rate gap squeezes some doctors
Dr. Raj Miniyar, a Rome pediatrician, opened a new practice in nearby Trion a year ago. That office became the only pediatric practice in Trion, in the center of a rural county in northwest Georgia where 28 percent of children live in poverty. Miniyar says that when he sees... Read more
Should newborns be screened for Krabbe disease?
This article was jointly reported by WebMD Health News and Georgia Health News Jackson Garcia was born “healthy and round and full of hair.” But at 5 months old, he started getting fussy around mealtimes and refused food. “My worst fear was colic,” said his mother, April Garcia, who lives... Read more
Interim chief named Kaiser Permanente president in Georgia
Jim Simpson has been named president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, the Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit organization announced Friday. Simpson has been serving as interim president for Kaiser’s Georgia Region. He was previously senior vice president of finance for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. Simpson also has... Read more

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