Casino debate: How much harm does gambling do?
Gambling seems to be almost part of our daily lives. Many Georgians buy a lottery ticket, especially when the jackpot climbs. Some play poker for small stakes, and NFL games draw plenty of bets. And some folks from the Peach State take trips to casinos, which can be as... Read more
Injectable drugs can kill, but clean syringes can save lives
Nobody knows exactly how the Bluff got its name, says Mona Bennett. Somewhere in the run-down neighborhood about a mile west of downtown Atlanta, there may be a land feature from which the moniker was derived. But a more popular theory, says Bennett, is that the name is an... Read more
ACA repeal would be costly to CDC, public health, says report
The CDC would lose $890 million of funding annually if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, a new report says. That’s 12 percent of the Atlanta-based agency’s budget. And states would lose more than $3 billion over the next five years — from grants and programs supported by the... Read more
Georgia has too few nurses, and the problem could get much worse
Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, “I’ve never seen it like this.” Fort works for a company that supplies “travel nurses’’ — hired to work in a specific location for a limited amount of time — and temp nurses... Read more
1,300 on list to get medical marijuana
More than 1,300 people have been registered as medical cannabis patients in Georgia, state officials said Tuesday. That patient number has grown since the first Georgia medical marijuana registration card was issued in July 2015. Sheila Pierce of the Department of Public Health told the agency board Tuesday that... Read more

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