The gift of mobility — through recycling
  Lauren O’Brien’s career path changed when she fell off a horse. She suffered orthopedic injuries in a riding accident three years ago. O’Brien, who had plans of becoming a physician, wanted to donate her orthopedic equipment to someone else after her recovery. Yet when she tried to give away... Read more
Children’s golf lessons take swing against diabetes
A group of children clad in white golf shirts drop their clubs under a huge tree and tackle a paper-and-pencil quiz. The questions include: What does diabetes mean? What is glucose? What can a person do to avoid Type 2 diabetes? Their parents, meanwhile, are warming up for an aerobics class or... Read more
Legal battles spotlight hospital authorities’ role
In December, a former CEO of a South Georgia hospital system was convicted in a Medicaid fraud case of falsifying records, including fabricating minutes of a hospital authority meeting that had never happened. Four months later, a second controversy over a hospital authority arose in South Georgia. The Federal... Read more
Funds for driver’s ed not reaching their destination
State revenues intended to fund driver education for Georgia teens are being spent for other, unrelated purposes. In 2005, the Georgia Legislature passed “Joshua’s Law,” named for a teenager who died after losing control of his truck on a wet road two years earlier. Joshua Brown had never taken... Read more
Health workers say Title X funds are vital (video)
Gainesville — The recent battle over federal funding for Planned Parenthood is still echoing here. The attempt by congressional Republicans to stop all $327 million of federal Title X money — while targeting Planned Parenthood as an abortion provider — endangered funding for women’s health services at clinics in... Read more

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