Amid all the discussion of walkable neighborhoods and how they boost community health, almost overlooked is the cutting-edge research produced by the YMCA of Metro Atlanta that is helping people improve their physical and emotional health.
Researchers at Georgia State University are helping to explore the health effects and addictive nature of electronic cigarettes at a time the government is trying to curb the spiraling use of the devices among the nation’s high school students and adults.
By Guest Columnist LAURA HARKER,who joined the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute in 2016 as a health policy analyst. She is responsible for researching and reporting on Georgia’s health policies and related spending
A ranking Republican Georgia senator who long panned the idea of expanding Medicaid is working on legislation to make it happen. The conservative Georgia Chamber of Commerce just made an economic case for Medicaid expansion as the best way for the state to get a handle on its health care costs and boost struggling rural hospitals.
The once-behemoth Rural Georgia is slumping to its knees. The region that once controlled the governor’s office, state House and Senate, and the highway department is bleeding jobs as health care is becoming scarce, according to accounts in two recent reports.