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
Kaiser expanding network across Atlanta suburbs
A suburban building boom is extending Kaiser Permanente’s geographic spread across metro Atlanta. The California-based nonprofit health plan says it’s adding new medical offices early in 2011 in Conyers and Fayetteville. Those two centers, along with one in downtown Atlanta, would make 11 new Kaiser medical clinic openings in... Read more
2010’s Top Health Care Stories in Georgia
1. Health care reform passes Congress Like it or not, the passage of the Affordable Care Act was the single biggest health care event since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960s. It had immediate effects on Georgia, such as establishing a high-risk insurance pool for people... Read more

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