Hospital musicians ease the stress on weary workers  
By Rebecca Grapevine Guitarist Chuck Beckman was inspired to pursue a career in live therapeutic music for hospital patients after he played at the bedside of a dying friend. His goal, he says, “was to play for patients in the last moments of their lives.” And he founded a program... Read more
Biden’s ‘no jab, no job’ order creates quandary for nursing homes
By Jordan Rau and Andy Miller President Joe Biden’s edict that nursing homes must ensure their workers are vaccinated against covid-19 presents a challenge for an industry struggling to entice its lowest-paid workers to get shots without driving them to seek employment elsewhere. Although 83% of residents in the... Read more
Don’t delay! Ban menthol cigarettes
By Dr. David Satcher Race has long been a key determinant of public health in this country, and as U.S. Surgeon General under President Bill Clinton, I saw those disparities – and worse outcomes for Black Americans – every day. In 1998, I released the first Surgeon General’s report on “Tobacco... Read more
Georgia’s troubled health care system
By Jack Bernard and Dr. Doug Skelton  The results are in for all of America to see, and Georgia has finally made it . . . to very near the bottom of the pile. Shameful, but true. Georgia has a booming economy and is one of the fastest-growing states... Read more
Join fight against climate change to protect health
By June Deen and Dr. Anne Mellinger-Birdsong In the past year, a global pandemic killed millions of people worldwide and thousands here at home. COVID-19 exposed weaknesses in our health system and health inequities as people of color became infected and died at higher rates. We are coming out of the... Read more

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