Commentary: A practical way to fight opioids
Rampant opioid addiction — with a high number of overdoses as a result — continues to be a public health crisis for Georgia and the entire nation. Dr. Douglas M. Blackmon and Dr. David Paine, two Atlanta ophthalmologists and professors, write in a new Commentary for Georgia Health News... Read more
Herman Cain dies after battle with COVID-19
By Gerdeen Dyer Herman Cain, the Atlanta-based business executive, broadcaster and former presidential candidate, has died a month after it was revealed that he had been hospitalized with COVID-19. His organization announced his passing on its website Thursday. “Herman Cain ― our boss, our friend, like a father to... Read more
Commentary: Don’t forget mental health
There’s no question that the COVID-19 emergency is getting on people’s nerves. They’re worried and often scared, uncertain of what will come next. In a new GHN Commentary, Jack Bernard and Dr. Doug Skelton remind us that the psychological pressure we feel is understandable. Big disruptions in life cause stress, and... Read more
The time is about to change, but the problems will remain
First, here’s the reminder: When you go to bed Saturday night, set your clock back one hour. At 2 a.m. Sunday, Georgia will make its annual autumn switch from Daylight Saving Time (DST) to Standard Time. Most of the nation will be doing the same. The “extra” hour means... Read more
Commentary: Join us in preventing suicides
More than most tragedies, suicide should be preventable. But thwarting it can prove terribly difficult as the causes and warning signs often go unrecognized. In fact, the rate of suicides has gone up recently, and though the increase in Georgia is not as great as the one nationwide, it... Read more

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