Metro Atlanta still struggling with air pollution, report says
Metro Atlanta shows mixed results on air pollution in the American Lung Association’s latest report, released Wednesday. The area had fewer days of bad ozone pollution – the main factor in smog – but still ranked 25th among cities for the worst ozone, according to the Lung Association’s 2019 State... Read more
Social media cracking down on vaccine skeptics
By Chris Herbert For the past three years, Amy Haney has administered a private Facebook group for parents in Georgia who seek more information about vaccines. Haney, a metro Atlanta resident and mother of four, founded the group in February 2016 after a policy change required one of her... Read more
Hepatitis A and E. coli outbreaks continue to beset Georgia
Hepatitis A cases continue to surge in Georgia, with 31 more cases reported since about a week ago, Public Health officials said Wednesday. Since June 1, 2018, Georgia has seen 245 hepatitis A infections, with most of them coming this year. Health officials also said Wednesday that the number... Read more
Georgia women doctors to take over top posts at national physician organizations
For generations, the U.S. physician workforce has been overwhelmingly male. But that’s changing, especially among younger doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges reported in 2017 that for the first time ever, women made up a majority (50.7 percent) of those enrolling in medical schools. That trend continued last year, with... Read more
Commentary: Medicare for all makes sense
A searing political debate has formed around the idea of how to fix our health care system. Some leading Democratic contenders for president have talked about putting all Americans under the government-run Medicare system. That’s what two Georgians are recommending in a new GHN Commentary. Jack Bernard and Dr.... Read more

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