The troubled nursing homes you may not know about
A year ago, a resident of a Central Georgia nursing home climbed out of the window of her room and wandered off. The staff at Pinehill Nursing Center in Byromville realized she was gone and launched a search. The woman had been reported to be delusional and refusing to... Read more
State officials promoting addiction recovery in new ad campaign
Nine years ago, TaTa-Nisha Frazier wanted to get her three children back after losing custody. She faced a formidable obstacle: her addiction to alcohol and drugs.   Frazier went into treatment in DeKalb County. Now, at 47, after what she calls a “tumultuous journey,’’ Frazier has a story that... Read more
Macon hospital’s move reflects fast-food opposition
A fast-food outlet at a Macon medical center is closing, the second such action at a Georgia hospital in the past three years. This week, Navicent Health announced that a McDonald’s restaurant inside its major Macon hospital is closing. The decision follows a complaint by the Physicians Committee for... Read more
Commentary: Don’t retreat on vaccine policy
The measles outbreak has brought much-needed attention to the importance of vaccines. Next month, a CDC committee will meet in Atlanta to weigh whether to continue recommending another vaccine – this one for seniors. In a new GHN Commentary, Dr. Linda Walden says jettisoning the current recommendation of a... Read more
CDC must back pneumococcal vaccinations for seniors
By Dr. Linda Walden As the current U.S. measles outbreak nears 1,000 cases, it seems impossible to deny the power of vaccines in preventing disease. All it took to create America’s biggest measles spike in 25 years was a handful of communities where a high percentage of parents decided... Read more

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