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
Medicare for all is not scary, but a great idea
This Commentary is written by Jack Bernard and Dr. William Elsea The following statistic shocked us, even as jaded as we may be: The U.S. 2014 infant mortality rate was 70 percent higher than that of other wealthy nations, all of which have national health care.  It also indicated that... Read more
Improving kids’ bodies — and minds — by requiring recess
Kids love school recess: Kicking a soccer ball, clambering up a jungle gym, chasing each other on a playground. And such unstructured play is not just fun, researchers say. Recess can help improve academic performance and reduce fidgety behavior and negative conduct in the classroom, health experts say. Thirty... Read more

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