Georgia rated below average in health emergency readiness
Georgia is improving on its preparedness for health emergencies, but its overall rating remains below the national average, according to a new report. The 2016 National Health Security Preparedness Index shows the United States as a whole scoring 6.7 on a 10-point scale for preparedness — an improvement since... Read more
Fighting ticks with fire: A health benefit from forest management
This is the third in a series of articles about health care in Southwest Georgia, an area of the state that has great health needs and challenges, but also some innovative approaches to such problems. The series is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the... Read more
Atlanta area sees dramatic improvement in air quality
A new report Wednesday finds that metro Atlanta has its cleanest air in more than a decade. The American Lung Association’s 2016 “State of the Air’’ report said ozone and particle pollution levels in the Atlanta area have improved since its first report in 2000. That’s when Atlanta ranked... Read more
Sex and HIV: How social attitudes affect care
Craig Washington likes to quote a scene in the Meryl Streep movie “Marvin’s Room” when he talks about slowing the spread of HIV. Streep’s character tells her son that her feelings for him are “like a big bowl of fish hooks,” meaning they’re jumbled together and can’t be separated. When... Read more
Food insecurity in farm country, and how a ‘manna drop’ helps fight it
This is the second in a series of articles about health care in Southwest Georgia, an area of the state that has great health needs and challenges, but also some innovative approaches to such problems. The series is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the... Read more

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