Georgian’s death appears linked to bacteria in aromatherapy spray used in home
A Georgia resident died this summer of a rare disease caused by bacteria that appears linked to an aromatherapy spray, the CDC said Friday. The Georgian died of melioidosis, and was one of four people infected with bacteria similar to that found in a contaminated spray sold at some... Read more
Most Georgians struggling to afford health care, survey says
About 70 percent of Georgia adults in a new survey report they had burdensome health care costs in the past year. And an even higher percentage – 80 percent – are worried about being able to afford health care in the future. The survey of more than 950 adults was conducted... Read more
27 people sickened by carbon monoxide at Gwinnett apartments
Carbon monoxide sickened several people overnight at a Gwinnett County apartment complex. It happened at the Vida Apartments off Graves Road in Norcross Monday night. The fire department said the power was out and one of the apartments was using a gas-powered generator. Read the full article: Read more
Former insurance chief sentenced to 7 years in prison
Former Georgia Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Tuesday for fraud and money laundering, Fox 5 News in Atlanta reported. A federal indictment charged Beck with 37 counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and tax fraud for embezzling more than $2.5... Read more
‘Are you going to keep me safe?’ Violence against hospital workers rising
By Bram Sable-Smith and Andy Miller The San Leandro Hospital emergency department, where nurse Mawata Kamara works, went into lockdown recently when a visitor, agitated about being barred from seeing a patient due to covid-19 restrictions, threatened to bring a gun to the California facility. It wasn’t the first... Read more

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