CDC must back pneumococcal vaccinations for seniors
By Dr. Linda Walden As the current U.S. measles outbreak nears 1,000 cases, it seems impossible to deny the power of vaccines in preventing disease. All it took to create America’s biggest measles spike in 25 years was a handful of communities where a high percentage of parents decided... Read more
‘Health Act’ can make Georgia stronger
By Harris Allen In 2018, Site Selection magazine named Georgia the top state for business for the sixth year in a row. As before, however, the criteria used in the ranking did not include population health. That same year, America’s Health Rankings placed Georgia’s health in the bottom 20th... Read more
Hands-Free Georgia Act saves lives — when drivers obey it
Every day, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted-driving crashes. This is an epidemic, and one that can be ended. Last year, the Medical Association of Atlanta joined with a coalition of advocates to fight this epidemic. The coalition included physicians across the state, as... Read more
Medicare for all is not scary, but a great idea
This Commentary is written by Jack Bernard and Dr. William Elsea The following statistic shocked us, even as jaded as we may be: The U.S. 2014 infant mortality rate was 70 percent higher than that of other wealthy nations, all of which have national health care.  It also indicated that... Read more
New federal regulations will seriously undermine family planning services
This Commentary is written by Sarah Blake and Andrea Swartzendruber   For nearly 50 years, Title X, the national family planning program, has provided millions of low-income and uninsured people access to high-quality health care in line with national medical and ethical practice standards. This important program has helped... Read more

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