Pencils, pens and EpiPens: How a medical device became standard in hundreds of Georgia schools
The national uproar over the soaring cost of EpiPens has ignited fears that lack of access to this lifesaving medication may cause deaths that could have been prevented. But if advocate Karen Harris has her way, no one in Georgia will face this situation. “It’s imperative that this medication... Read more
Saddleback therapy: Horses help with healing on Ga. farm
To those driving out of Watkinsville along State Route 53, farms and horses are a common sight. But hidden behind a wooden privacy fence adorned with painted butterflies is a nine-acre farm that is home to eight uncommon horses. The horses at Butterfly Dreams Farm, a nonprofit therapeutic horseback-riding... Read more
Ramp builders to the rescue: A life-changing service for Georgians with disabilities
This is the sixth in a series of articles about health care in Southwest Georgia, an area of the state that has great health needs and challenges, but also some innovative approaches to such problems. The series is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the... Read more
Youth sports beneficial and fun, but injury risks must be taken seriously
Injuries plague many young athletes, but when you’re as competitive and passionate about sports as Drew Ward, you sometimes weigh the physical pain against the “pain” of not being in the game. Ward, 13, is an Oconee County Middle School student who plays football and soccer, but his favorite sport is... Read more

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