Essential oils popular, but can pose risk to kids Hot

Feature May 22, 2019 0

The Georgia Poison Center gets a lot of urgent phone calls every day. Two of these calls, on average, involve a category of products that many people might not consider dangerous. The products are known as “essential oils’’ –... Read more

Blood products: Plasma business thriving in Georgia

Feature May 9, 2019 0

By Chris Herbert On a street in downtown Athens, across from an arthouse movie... Read more

Too much iron? It’s a real genetic disease

Feature Apr 29, 2019 1

Tresa Haywood, 50, has had a complicated medical history in recent years. She was... Read more
Emory says 2 scientists depart after failing to disclose China ties
Two faculty members have left Emory after failing to disclose foreign sources of research...
Medicaid expansion can save lives of infants and moms, study says
A new study says Medicaid expansion has helped reduce states’ numbers of uninsured women...
Commentary: Health strategy office can change lives
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Georgia getting slightly better on senior health, report card says
Georgia improved two spots, moving up to No. 41 among states in United Health...
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Emory says 2 scientists depart after failing to disclose China ties

Two faculty members have left Emory after failing to disclose foreign sources of research funding and their work with institutions and universities in China, the university said Thursday.

Emory did not identify the two scientists nor the circumstances surrounding their departure.

But the Emory situation arises amid concerns by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies about foreign influence on research done in the United States. The NIH is the primary U.S. government agency responsible for biomedical and public health research.

Emory said it conducted an internal investigation about the two faculty members after the NIH sent ...

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Medicaid expansion can save lives of infants and moms, study says

A new study says Medicaid expansion has helped reduce states’ numbers of uninsured women of childbearing age – and cut their infant and maternal mortality rates.

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a 50 percent greater reduction in infant mortality than non-expansion states, according to the report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, released Wednesday.

Georgia is one of 14 states that have not adopted Medicaid expansion. However, Gov. Brian Kemp has led an initiative that could increase the number of Georgians in the government program.

The uninsured rate ...

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Commentary: Health strategy office can change lives

Georgia House Bill 186 contained lots of health care regulatory changes that captured broad interest within the industry.

But tucked inside the legislation is the creation of an Office for Health Strategy and Coordination.

This new center could make a big difference, not only to health care in Georgia but also to the health of Georgians, writes Harris Allen, an Atlanta-based consultant, in a new GHN Commentary.

The office could be the catalyst of  “an all-out effort [to] foster outcomes that all Georgians support: better life expectancy and health-related quality of life as well as better worker productivity and business performance, not to ...

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Georgia getting slightly better on senior health, report card says

Georgia improved two spots, moving up to No. 41 among states in United Health Foundation’s report card on seniors’ health.

States in the Southeast continue to languish in the bottom quartile of the rankings, released last week. Mississippi was ranked 50th among the states. It was topped by Tennessee (No. 43), Alabama (No. 44), Arkansas (No. 45), Louisiana (No. 48), and Kentucky (No. 49).

The 2019 rankings indicate that poverty among Georgia adults 65 and older decreased from 11.2 percent to 10.1 percent over the past six years, and that over the same period, seniors with “high health status’’ increased from 32.9 ...

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