Honeybees are dying, and that’s bad news for our own health
There wasn’t much buzz around Clay “Bear” Kelley’s beehives last year. The longtime beekeeper lost most of his honeybees to hordes of bloodsucking mites and beetles that took root in his once thriving colonies. “ get in, and they eat up the honey and the brood,” said... Read more
Disabled vets take the field again — with special sports programs
Sports have proved to be a lifeline for Army veteran Jacques Swafford. Overwhelmed by depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after an on-duty accident in 1991, Swafford attempted suicide several times, but survived. “I felt like my world was just coming to an end,” said Swafford, who was injured in a Humvee wreck... Read more
Home cooking: Schools put new emphasis on locally grown lunches
Fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats are the emerging stars of school menus across Georgia. “Farm to school and bringing local foods into the school has been increasingly popular over the last couple of years,” said Nancy Rice, state director of the Department of Education’s school nutrition... Read more
Small firms’ exchange has a big problem: It’s off to a very slow start
The health insurance marketplace for small businesses is now open. But Mom and Pop aren’t buying. Many small employers do not even appear interested in checking out this feature of the Affordable Care Act, which is different from the better-known individual exchange where people buy coverage for themselves. Jackie... Read more
The University of Georgia health navigator program has been keeping a low public profile since opponents of the Affordable Care Act held a protest at a navigator event in Coweta County in November. Sheri Worthy, a UGA official, said the Coweta meeting and those scheduled after that were canceled... Read more

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