An early 2011 test for President Obama’s administration may come from a Georgia congressman, and it concerns legislation that focuses on the health of Americans. But it’s not health care reform. Rep. Jack Kingston’s target is a $1.4 billion overhaul of the nation’s food safety regulations, which Obama plans... Read more
Death panels, aging Boomers, assisted living. The past week reverberated with anxiety about health care for seniors, and for those about to be seniors. The latter group includes me. I’m a member of the Baby Boom generation, the large segment of the American population born in the late 1940s... Read more
Marjean Birt regularly walks four blocks from her home to visit her husband of 54 years, Lucas, at Dogwood Forest assisted living facility in Alpharetta. “We appreciate it so much and think it’s a wonderful facility,’’ she says. On Wednesday, Birt took a much longer trip, traveling to downtown... Read more
Alabama was the big winner among 15 states for enrolling uninsured children for public health insurance. The federal performance bonus to Alabama for the kids’ insurance sign-up: $55 million. That was the biggest chunk of the more than $200 million in bonus payments awarded Monday by the U.S. Department of... Read more
The Georgia Health News team wishes great joy to you and your family during this holiday season ! Read more

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