More people are getting vaccinated in hopes of protecting themselves against the flu, according to the CDC. The growth is strongest among children, the Wall Street Journal reports. Read more
Tampa-based WellCare Health Plans announced Wednesday a new president for its Georgia operation. The company’s naming of David J. McNichols comes as a consulting firm for the state is evaluating the current system of delivering care to Medicaid and PeachCare beneficiaries in Georgia. WellCare has part of that multibillion-dollar... Read more
It has been acclaimed as a national model for other states. Last year’s settlement agreement between Georgia and federal officials over improving the care of people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities has won widespread praise from consumer advocacy groups, both here and nationally. But the pact with the... Read more
Paul Fernhoff, who passed away late last month, is remembered as a legendary physician who helped build the state’s newborn screening program for genetic disorders. He was a geneticist whom Georgia physicians relied on for help with children who had one of those conditions, says Dr.  Bob  Wiskind, an... Read more
Recently the Georgia pediatric community was shocked by the sudden death of Dr. Paul Fernhoff. He was a fixture in genetics at Emory, in metro Atlanta and throughout the state. For more than 30 years, he was the geneticist upon whom so many relied. He was unfailingly kind, courteous... Read more

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