Physical inactivity: Unhealthy, and all too common in Georgia
Not getting enough exercise? It’s not just you. More than one in four Georgians report that they are physically inactive, among the highest rates in the country, the CDC reports. Physical inactivity for adults is defined as not participating in any leisure-time physical activities over the last month –... Read more
Kemp targets surprise billing, pays homage to Isakson with Parkinson’s research initiative
Gov.  Brian Kemp pushed for a legislative remedy for the problem of surprise medical billing in his Thursday address to Georgia lawmakers. Kemp, a Republican, also touted his waiver proposals, passed last year by the General Assembly, as solutions to lower health care costs and add a pathway for... Read more
App for people in recovery is inspired by grief and hope
By Amber Perry In the seven years since she lost her brother, Tori Madison has slowly come to realize a new purpose in life. Madison has learned to use her own recovery from grief to find ways to help others in trouble. That journey has led her to develop... Read more
Commentary: Join us in preventing suicides
More than most tragedies, suicide should be preventable. But thwarting it can prove terribly difficult as the causes and warning signs often go unrecognized. In fact, the rate of suicides has gone up recently, and though the increase in Georgia is not as great as the one nationwide, it... Read more
Help our state end the scourge of suicide
By Judy Fitzgerald September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and this is an especially important issue to discuss right now. In fact, talking about suicide out loud — regularly, repeatedly, and thoughtfully — is part of the solution. There are many ways that you can help prevent suicide, regardless of your age, race,... Read more

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