As Georgia is among the states that report high flu activity, the emergency department and urgent care centers in the state are facing a flux of patients.
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Georgia Leader of State Safety Net Agency for People With Disabilities To Retire
The head of Georgia’s safety net system for people with disabilities and behavioral health needs has announced she will retire after six years leading the agency.
FDA, CDC Greenlight Updated COVID-19 Booster for Kids 5 to 11
The federal government on Wednesday recommended an updated COVID-19 booster for kids between 5 and 11, expanding use of the new bivalent shots beyond people 12 and older.
High Number of Rural Georgians Call In to New 988 Suicide Prevention Phone Line
The mid-July launch of a new three-digit national suicide prevention phone line has driven an increase in call volume in Georgia, with a disproportionate number of callers dialing in from rural counties.
Fellowship Aims to Bridge Gaps in Georgia’s Health-Care System
Navigating the complex maze of health insurance can be daunting even for seasoned professionals. In Georgia, one woman is hoping to make the process easier, especially for single parents.
Better Diversity in Nursing Seen as Improving Access to Care
The connection between hospital patient outcomes and nurse staffing has been well documented in health care research, and experts believe a workforce which better reflects the population it serves can help reduce health care disparities.
A Growing Movement for Trauma-Informed Care
Your first heartbreak, accident, loss of a loved-one or being chased by a dog – these and so many other incidents can be lasting traumatic experiences, and mental-health practitioners are working to shift the way traumas of the past are being addressed today.
After Seven Years, Medical Marijuana Production and Sales Begin in Georgia
On September 21st, 2022, state regulators awarded licenses to two companies to grow, market and distribute medical marijuana in dispensaries within Georgia.
Caregiver Shortage Extends Wait for Georgians Needing Help With Intellectually Disabled
Celeste Chippero moved from Michigan to Georgia feeling confident she would find support services for her son Peter, who has cerebral palsy.
A Sigh of Relief – Millions of Americans to Benefit From ACA Subsidies Being Extended
Democrats are no longer racing against a countdown to finalize Affordable Care Act subsidies ahead of open enrollment after the historic passing of the Inflation Reduction Act this month.