Thu., August 30, 2012 6:53pm
Hospital officials and advocates for patients say Gov. Nathan Deal's decision to reject the expansion of Medicaid prescribed by the Affordable Care Act would leave thousands of the poorest Georgians uninsured.
Tue., August 28, 2012 6:43pm
Gov. Nathan Deal says he has no intention of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's 2010 health care overhaul.
Mon., August 27, 2012 4:30pm
Uninsured Georgians who need help paying for AIDS drugs don’t have to be placed on a waiting list anymore after state health officials eliminated what was once the largest backlog in the nation. State officials used $8 million in federal cash and a government-managed health care plan for people with pre-existing conditions to clear the backlog.
Mon., August 27, 2012 5:21am
Two competing hospitals in Columbus are creating a new partnership in women’s cancer medicine. They are trying to beef up care so patients don’t leave town looking for treatment.
Wed., August 22, 2012 11:45am
State agriculture and health officials are warning Georgians to take safety precautions while attending state fairs and other events this fall due to human infections from a flu virus normally found in pigs.
Tue., August 21, 2012 5:14pm
Contract negotiations between Northeast Georgia Health System and insurer UnitedHealthcare are down to the wire, with the current contract set to expire at midnight Tuesday. This is the second contract between a Georgia provider and an insurer to go to the last minute in as many weeks. And it likely won’t be the last.
Fri., August 17, 2012 4:21pm
The Centers for Disease Control this week announced that 28 percent of adults in Georgia are obese. And experts believe the problem is getting worse.
Wed., August 15, 2012 7:33am
An Atlanta research partnership responsible for the South's first human hand transplant has secured a new $31 million federal grant to continue a coalition launched five years ago.
Mon., August 13, 2012 2:26pm
With temperatures soaring across Georgia, national highway safety officials were in Macon to warn that parked cars can get dangerously hot in minutes.
Fri., August 10, 2012 7:25am
A University of Georgia researcher has won a $2.5 million federal grant for a community-based childhood obesity prevention program. The program in Colquitt County, in southwest Georgia, is meant to engage 600 third graders by including their families, schools and community.