Rural birth centers would help many Georgia women
This Commentary is written by Helen Baker, Priscilla Hall and Jennifer Vanderlaan As of July 1, 2018, people in rural counties in Georgia can receive local hospital services through micro-hospitals. Although these 24-hour emergency units with less than 10 inpatient beds will help improve access to many types of... Read more
The Top 10 Georgia health care stories in 2018
Health care took spotlight in governor’s race Brian Kemp won Georgia’s highest office, keeping Republicans in power and supporting the party’s longtime opposition to Medicaid expansion in the state. But Democrat Stacey Abrams, who not only endorsed expansion but made it a centerpiece of her campaign, came very close... Read more
Legislators plan a broad revamp of state’s powerful CON laws 
Updated Friday at 11 a.m. Year after year, the Georgia General Assembly deals with proposals to revise the state’s health care regulatory rules. It’s always a contentious process, often pitting hospitals against one another. Even minor tweaks to the system typically get blocked before the end of the legislative... Read more
CDC says South still center of new HIV infections
The HIV epidemic remains centered in the South, health officials say. And the region must overcome several factors before this disease burden will ease, they add. More than half of the new HIV diagnoses in 2016 – about 20,000 — were in the South, a CDC official told an... Read more
‘Dreamer’ raised here — now med student — feels shut out
This is the fifth and final article in our series on foreign-born doctors in Georgia. Previous articles focused on Indian-born physicians, obstacles that these doctors face in order to practice in Georgia; a clinic for immigrant patients; and Muslim physicians.    Back in 2009, Belsy Garcia Manrique was studying... Read more

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