Prominent Georgia pediatrician says children suffering in border facilities
A Georgia physician who visited migrant border facilities last month says she was alarmed by the signs of children’s stress there. Dr. Sally Goza of Fayetteville, president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, said Monday that the visit by herself and other pediatricians underscored the organization’s position that the... Read more
Keep the Fourth festive by being smart about fireworks
Let’s face it: Fireworks are fun. And they’re as much a part of the Fourth of July as the American flag. But they also can be dangerous. In 2017, eight people died and more than 12,000 people were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, according... Read more
Where does Georgia rank on some key health measures?
Georgia’s child well-being ranking has climbed one spot, to 38th among the states, in an annual national report on kids. The KIDS COUNT Data Book for 2019, released Monday, measures children on education, economic well-being, health, and family and community. Georgia has come a long way from a ranking... Read more
Children’s enrollment in Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare shows drop
Georgia’s Medicaid and PeachCare programs covered 20,000 fewer children at the end of 2018 than the year before, a new report says. That 1.6 percent drop is less than an overall 2.2 percent decline in enrollment nationally, according to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The report,... Read more
Essential oils popular, but can pose risk to kids
The Georgia Poison Center gets a lot of urgent phone calls every day. Two of these calls, on average, involve a category of products that many people might not consider dangerous. The products are known as “essential oils’’ – highly concentrated extracts from plants – and the victims of... Read more

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