Georgia scores low on child health report
High rates of obesity and infant mortality helped sink Georgia to the low end of a new state-by-state scorecard on children’s health. Georgia ranked 43rd for child health among the states and the District of Columbia in the 2011 report card developed by the Commonwealth Fund. It was released Feb.... Read more
Green features help transform hospital
The greenest hospital in Georgia was considered a dinosaur five years ago. Its electrical and mechanical systems were outdated, its brick façade breaking down, its emergency department and patient rooms poorly configured. Now, a $43 million transformation of the hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, has created... Read more
Mental health concerns echo after shootings
Making bizarre statements to a professor and fellow students. Posting an Internet photo of himself holding an assault rifle. Predicting that he would soon either be in jail or dead. That scenario played out four years before the Tucson rampage. The individual involved was a graduate student at the University... Read more
Trauma network may grow despite fee defeat
Despite uncertain government funding, two metro Atlanta hospitals are poised to expand the area’s trauma network. State regulators are expected to visit the Atlanta Medical Center this month to determine whether it should be elevated to a Level 1 trauma center, the kind that handles the most serious cases.... Read more
‘Day of Service’ features health settings
Willie Hinton, 72, came to do something for impoverished people. Sean Espinosa, 19, came because of a new spirit of community service. Nathan Deal’s ‘’Day of Service’’ drew the old and young to volunteer work at a Decatur warehouse. Hinton and Espinosa joined about 40 other people Saturday in... Read more

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