Many Georgians with cystic fibrosis miss out on life-changing help
Ethnic minorities, low-income workers and those who live in rural areas may be missing out on early diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatments for cystic fibrosis, according to Emory University researchers. That’s a serious problem because such measures can both lengthen and improve life. Heel-stick tests for newborns have been around... Read more
McDonald’s at Grady closes amid complaints by doctor group
Less than two months after a doctors’ group called for it to close, the McDonald’s restaurant at Grady Memorial Hospital is shutting down as of midnight Friday. Grady announced the fast-food chain’s action, saying in a news release Friday that “no reason for the abrupt closure was provided.’’ The... Read more
Doctor’s Column: Helping young opioid addicts recover
The word “opioid” is not new, and neither are the drugs it describes. But what was once mostly a clinical term is now frighteningly familiar to average people as America grapples with an epidemic of opioid addiction. In a new GHN Doctor’s Column, Dr. Michael Fishman notes that Georgia’s... Read more
Young victims of the opioid epidemic need specialized strategies
Just a few years ago, the words “opioid epidemic” would have raised moderate public concern at best. Now, not a day goes by without news reports citing the latest statistics on overdose deaths and the most recent political initiative to combat the raging trend in drug abuse. The numbers... Read more
Georgia’s ranking drops in children’s well-being statistics
Georgia’s ranking among states on children’s overall well-being fell from 40th to 42nd in the annual Kids Count report. The 2016 report, released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, judges each state on four categories: children’s economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. It generally compares data from... Read more

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