House health panel approves needle exchange bill
A bill that would help facilitate needle exchange programs in Georgia took its first step toward passage Tuesday. House Bill 161 is sponsored by state Rep. Betty Price, a physician. She is the wife of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who is also a physician and... Read more
Atlanta conference points to health effects of climate change – and a path forward
An earlier version of this story was published by Seeker Events like last week’s Atlanta conference on climate change and health might be a model for things to come in the next few years. With a new administration vowing to reverse its predecessor’s actions to cut the carbon emissions blamed... Read more
Warm winters fueling deadly Southeast tornadoes
This article was originally published by Seeker, which granted GHN permission to reprint it. The unseasonably warm winters that have brought shirtsleeve temperatures to much of the Southeast have also had a downside. The balmy, springlike weather has spawned record numbers of winter tornadoes the past two years, according to... Read more
Flu misery continues across the state
State health officials report that flu cases remain widespread in Georgia. The Department of Public Health said that through the week of Jan. 29 through Feb. 4, there had been 376 hospitalizations in metro Atlanta due to influenza so far this season. That’s up from 61 at the same... 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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