Wed., May 22, 2013 11:00am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has said the state can't afford to expand its already-strained Medicaid program to include 650,000 more residents, but his administration is studying ways other states are expanding their programs in case an alternative emerges.
Mon., May 20, 2013 10:00am
State health officials say E. coli has made at least seven people ill in Stephens County. Public health spokesman Dave Palmer said that no source has been identified. He said some of those who became ill had to be hospitalized, but all are recovering.
Wed., May 1, 2013 11:00am
An Atlanta surgery center is warning 456 patients that their colonoscopies might have put them at risk of HIV and other diseases. Piedmont Healthcare has advised the patients that they should be tested for HIV as well as hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
Thu., April 4, 2013 5:28am
A new Families USA report says 800,000 Georgians can get a tax break when they buy a health insurance plan through new health care exchanges. The amount is determined by income and the cost of the premiums.
Wed., March 27, 2013 10:02am
The federal Department of Veterans Affairs opened a new outpatient clinic in Statesboro Tuesday. The Statesboro clinic will provide primary care and mental-health services and will be open four days per week.
Mon., March 25, 2013 11:02am
Georgia health officials are hoping to improve care — and save money — by steering pregnant women and doctors away from some early deliveries. State officials are doing this by eliminating Medicaid payments for elective C-sections and induced deliveries before 39 weeks.
Fri., March 22, 2013 2:04pm
State officials are taking aim at childhood obesity by getting kids more physical activity in the classroom. Department of Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald said Thursday a new program will get elementary students active for 30 minutes a day.
Thu., February 14, 2013 8:41am
St. Mary's Health Care System announced Wednesday that it filed with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to sponsor an internal medicine residency program. Hospital officials hope to begin hosting resident interns in the summer of 2015.
Mon., February 11, 2013 3:08pm
Calhoun Memorial Hospital, a small southwest Georgia facility, closed its doors Feb. 1. It collapsed under the cost of caring for patients who couldn’t pay. Some rural hospital advocates worry other small facilities face a similar fate in Georgia.
Wed., February 6, 2013 1:00pm
The Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta has become the first hospital in the state – and one of 20 nationally – to be designated as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.