Camp care: How to help kids come home healthy
Campfires, canoeing, camaraderie. Summer camps offer plenty of exercise, adventure and old-fashioned fun. And camp season is almost here for millions of children. But as you sign up your child for camp, consider advice from health professionals and camp officials on how to make good decisions on choosing a... Read more
Legislative checkup: How health care issues have fared
As it closes this week, the 2011 General Assembly will rank as one of the most important legislative sessions for health care in recent years. That’s not only because of the bills that passed. Even defeated proposals drew high-octane debates over significant health issues. Georgia’s Legislature typically deals with scores... Read more
New for Georgia students: Fitness report cards
Students across Georgia will soon get an unusual report card. It won’t have grades – not even pass/fail. It will have scores, but they won’t measure performance by grade level. And students can improve their results without cracking a book. Starting next school year, students in Georgia public schools... Read more
How well prepared is Georgia for a disaster?
When smoke from wildfires drifted dangerously close to a southeast Georgia nursing home last week, Liberty Regional Medical Center launched an emergency evacuation. The more than 100 residents in a Ludowici nursing home were brought to a nearby church. “The evacuation went very smoothly,’’ said Sam Johnson, an executive... Read more
Rural health: If you build it, will specialists come?
When rural Georgians need specialized care for serious conditions such as diabetes or heart failure, they’re often faced with limited options and a long drive. Anna Burch drives an hour from Hartwell to Athens to see her physical therapist. “I have to take half a day off work to... Read more

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