Hard-to-detect breast cancer may cluster in South Georgia
Inflammatory breast cancer is usually diagnosed at a later stage than other breast cancers – and thus is often fatal. A new Georgia State University study has found that one of the areas with high incidence of inflammatory breast cancer is in South Georgia. The data are from 2004... Read more
Buyer emerges to save Millen hospital from closing
A rural hospital in eastern Georgia has been saved from closure. Optim Medical Center-Jenkins, set to close this month, announced Monday that it has been sold to GA Medical Holdings Corp. The 25-bed “critical access’’ facility in Millen in Jenkins County was due to merge operations with another hospital... Read more
Not just a school clinic, but a clinic that’s at a school
This is the sixth in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated... Read more
Struggling hospital in Milledgeville OKs purchase deal
Oconee Regional Medical Center, a financially troubled Milledgeville hospital, has agreed to be sold to a California-based organization. Prime Healthcare Foundation will buy the Middle Georgia hospital for $12 millio under the deal, announced Wednesday evening. The nonprofit foundation is connected with Prime Healthcare Services, which operates 44 hospitals... Read more
Commentary:  Veto misguided and unfortunate
Among the bills Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed this week was Senate Bill 125, which would have authorized physicians to delegate their authority to prescribe hydrocodone compound products to physician assistants. Deal cited the growing opioid epidemic as a reason for the veto, saying the legislation would be counter to... Read more

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