Cancer report ranks Georgia low, cites state’s tobacco tax, funding
Georgia earned high marks in just two of nine categories related to fighting cancer, according to a recent report. The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) says in its report that only six states had fewer top ratings, labeled as “Green” in the organization’s color-coded grading system.... Read more
Commentary: What’s good for mothers and many others?
Dr. Clarence Davis says the answer to the question is “a community health center.” Davis, senior medical director at WellCare of Georgia, takes the occasion of National Health Center Week to note how many disadvantaged Georgians use these centers, and how that care option saves money for the overall... Read more
Community health centers deserve celebration . . . and especially support
Among babies born in the United States each year, approximately 1 in 10 are born prematurely. And Georgia is in the group of states with the highest rates of preterm and low-birth-weight babies. Now, new data from the federal government show that the health of pregnant women and babies... Read more
New chief named for DFCS as current leader takes job in L.A.
Georgia DFCS will have its third leader in less than a year, after Gov. Nathan Deal announced Friday a new interim director for the agency. Tom Rawlings, currently the director of the Office of the Child Advocate, will take over as interim chief of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services... Read more
Doctors and lawyers team up to help ailing children in low-income families
Belinda Jones had to deal with her landlord saying she owed back rent. Then there was the sewage regularly bubbling up in the sinks and drains of her southwest Atlanta apartment. A rug was filled with mold. Residents of the apartment complex, citing their constant fear of violence, recently... Read more

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