On Dec. 15, the advisory committee appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to make recommendations about whether Georgia should establish a health insurance exchange released its final report. The health insurance exchange concept — essentially a mechanism akin to a health insurance shopping mall designed to better facilitate consumer choice... Read more
By Bernard Hammes and Nancy Desmond Ten thousand baby boomers a day are turning 65 starting this year, setting in motion an incredible demand on America’s health care system as seniors utilize Medicare like never before. The average man today can expect to live to age 76, and a... Read more
A close family friend recently experienced a mental health crisis, in the first few weeks of his freshman year at college. He had trouble sleeping and stopped going to class. The way he described it, his mind just “didn’t feel right.” Before friends and family became aware of his... Read more
Recently the Georgia pediatric community was shocked by the sudden death of Dr. Paul Fernhoff. He was a fixture in genetics at Emory, in metro Atlanta and throughout the state. For more than 30 years, he was the geneticist upon whom so many relied. He was unfailingly kind, courteous... Read more
As the “Super Committee” in Washington debates ways to reduce the deficit, health care providers are increasingly concerned about the impact that proposed changes may have on their ability to care for patients. Unfortunately, as some in Congress search for savings within our besieged Medicare program, home health care... Read more

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