Bridging the medical language gap — with love and understanding
As many travelers know from personal experience, it can be a challenge to get help for a sudden illness or injury if you and the local doctor don’t speak the same language. But vacation ills are a relatively infrequent problem compared with the misunderstandings and complications that come up... Read more
Healthcare Georgia Foundation unveils grants to nonprofits
Healthcare Georgia Foundation has announced fourth-quarter grant awards to 20 nonprofit organizations totaling almost $1.5 million. The grants include funding to three evidence-based approaches to infant mortality prevention that target adverse birth outcomes in Valdosta, Clayton County and Albany. Citing the closures of hospitals and an emerging health care... Read more
Lower Oconee Community Hospital in southeast Georgia has closed due to financial problems, becoming the state’s fourth rural hospital to do so in the past two years. The 25-bed “critical access” hospital in Glenwood, in Wheeler County, is looking to restructure, its CEO said in a statement. Some of... Read more
Nevada medical plan inspires new program in Athens (video)
Betting on Reno Sara Schopper was doubled over with pain from gallstones when she arrived last May at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. To make things even worse, she had no health insurance. Once doctors had removed her gallbladder, Schopper faced thousands of dollars in hospital... Read more
Too much expense. Too few doctors. Too little trust in the feds. State Rep. Sharon Cooper (R-Marietta), who chairs the House Health and Human Services Committee, laid out her party’s arguments Thursday against Georgia expanding its Medicaid program, as outlined by the health reform law. “Georgia is not going... Read more

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