The gift of mobility — through recycling
  Lauren O’Brien’s career path changed when she fell off a horse. She suffered orthopedic injuries in a riding accident three years ago. O’Brien, who had plans of becoming a physician, wanted to donate her orthopedic equipment to someone else after her recovery. Yet when she tried to give away... Read more
Health workers say Title X funds are vital (video)
Gainesville — The recent battle over federal funding for Planned Parenthood is still echoing here. The attempt by congressional Republicans to stop all $327 million of federal Title X money — while targeting Planned Parenthood as an abortion provider — endangered funding for women’s health services at clinics in... Read more
The state’s waiting list for people with HIV to get government drug assistance is steadily growing — intensifying concerns that patients won’t get the medications they need. More than 1,100 Georgians are on the waiting list for the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). That’s the second-longest list in... Read more
The news that Grady is closing two neighborhood clinics and raising prescription co-pays shows how cutbacks in government funding can squeeze front-line medical services. Grady Memorial Hospital has come back from the financial brink in just four years, aided by corporate and foundation support and new management. The safety-net... Read more
Insurance ‘’mandates.’’ Many conservatives use the term disparagingly in describing the health insurance coverages required by state or federal law. The mandates are criticized for being costly and limiting consumer choice. But consumer advocacy groups say mandated benefits such as cancer screenings protect people from policies that don’t cover... Read more

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