Looking for Georgia’s lead service lines
PART TWO OF A SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman, Andy Miller, Erica Hensley, and Elizabeth Fite Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News.  Freelance writers Erica Hensley and Elizabeth Fite also contributed to this report.  This... Read more
Lax oversight dilutes impact of water testing for lead
PART ONE OF SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman, Andy Miller, Erica Hensley, and Elizabeth Fite Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Freelance writers Erica Hensley and Elizabeth Fite also contributed to this report.  This investigation... Read more
State slips to 41st in senior health rating
Georgia ranks 41st among states on older people’s health, down two spots from last year’s ranking, a new report says. The state improved on several measures despite the lower ranking, according to the fifth annual America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, produced by United Health Foundation. Georgia had a 12... Read more
Commentary: There’s help for managing your health in Medicare
Many adults have one or more chronic health conditions, and that’s especially true as people grow older. What’s more, coordinating services for these different conditions can be challenging. “Between doctor visits, taking the right medications at the right times, and following advice from different health care professionals, managing your... Read more
Mystery drug in Georgia leads to deaths, hospitalizations
Powerful yellow pills sold by street dealers in Central and South Georgia have been linked to up to four deaths and the hospitalization of more than a dozen patients, the GBI and health officials said Tuesday. The pills were misrepresented to buyers as the prescription drug Percocet, an opioid... Read more

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