Georgia travelers part of Emory Zika study
Seven people traveling back to Georgia and diagnosed with the Zika virus have joined a preliminary study at Emory analyzing immune responses to the disease. The seven volunteers are among the 13 people returning to Georgia who have been diagnosed with Zika. None of them were pregnant, Emory officials... Read more
A clubhouse for learning gives hope to kids with mental illness
This is the fourth 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
Toxic lead still lurking in many Georgia homes
Although the crisis in Flint, Mich., has caused Americans everywhere to worry about lead in their drinking water, a different kind of lead hazard looms in 24 million homes in the nation. Anyone who lives in a residence built before 1978 may be cohabiting with lead paint and lead-tainted house... Read more
Letter to the editor: Dental issues still going unaddressed
The Georgia Dental Association (GDA) recently launched a campaign, “Because I Saw My Dentist.” The campaign is part of a larger “Action for Dental Health Plan,” meant to address barriers to oral health care and improve oral health for Georgians. Ironically, the GDA initiative comes on the heels of the... Read more
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

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