Health education helping refugees live and thrive in Georgia
Pa Saw Paw and Eh Kaw Htoo arrived in the United States seven years ago, bringing with them two children. They’re originally from the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar, also known as Burma, but they lived in a refugee camp in neighboring Thailand for 20 years. Their ethnic group,... Read more
The suburban versus rural health divide remains the key theme in the latest ranking of Georgia’s healthiest counties. Forsyth is ranked the healthiest county in 2015, just as it was in the previous two years. It was followed by Gwinnett, Fayette, Cobb and Oconee. All are in the northern... Read more
Every Thursday morning, more than 100 bags of nutritious food are prepared at an old brick building in rural Oconee County. From there, volunteer drivers take the bags to schools in the county, where teachers and other school officials drop them into the backpacks of children (grades K-12) while... Read more
A special state panel created by Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed a pilot program that would use telemedicine and other techniques to bolster rural health care in Georgia. The Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee report, released Monday, supports a “hub and spoke’’ model to relieve the burden on rural hospital... Read more
Will your hospital change hands? Partnerships, purchases on the rise
The hospital partnership dance continues in Georgia. Given the pressures of the health care economy, nobody apparently wants to be a wallflower. Last week, St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens said it is talking with financially ailing Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center about a possible acquisition of the... Read more

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