Second strain of flu sweeping through Georgia
A second type of flu is sweeping through Georgia, where the occurrence of flu-like illness remains high – 10 on a scale of 1-10. “Early on we were mostly seeing A (H3N2) and now it is A (H1N1),” said Hayla Folden of District 4 Public Health. Read the full article:... Read more
Sandy Springs lawmaker wants best HIV meds available for Medicaid
District 52 State Rep. Deb Silcox, R-Sandy Springs, co-sponsored House Bill 158, which, if passed into law, would give Medicaid patients with HIV/AIDS the same access to antiretroviral regimens used to treat those diseases by including them in the drug formulary established for the Georgia AIDS Drugs Assistance Program. Read... Read more
Sen. Jordan backing dyslexia bill
State Sen. Jen Jordan is supporting a bill that would provide resources to help identify and treat children with dyslexia in pre-K through second grade. Jordan said the plan is to start with a pilot program to test its effectiveness before rolling it our statewide. Read the full article: Marietta... Read more
Piles of patients’ medical records found outside clinic
Piles of partially burned medical records were discovered across the street from a metro Atlanta medical center, Channel 2 Action News has learned. Southside Medical Clinic said they have no idea how the records got there. Read the full article: wsbtv.com Read more
Kemp’s waiver plan draws skepticism
Last week, Gov. Brian Kemp released his plan to explore Medicaid waivers that could possibly expand access to health care coverage in Georgia. But many are skeptical of that plan, saying it’s light on details and doesn’t stack up against what they say are better alternatives. Read the full article: WABE Read more

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