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Like many hospitals and businesses across Georgia and the U.S., Emory Healthcare is experiencing staffing challenges. For health care institutions, this situation has been exacerbated by the direct impact of care teams’ tireless response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 18 months.
After Republican lawmakers in Missouri refused to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion in the state, state Supreme Court justices say low-income individuals must have access to care.
Only 26 percent of home health care workers were vaccinated by early March, compared to about two-thirds of hospital workers and half of nursing home workers.
Friday on Political Rewind: Debates about access to health care have been a dominant theme in politics here in Georgia and across the country for decades. Author Elinor Cleghorn presents us with a new and deeply troubling look at health care and medical treatment. In her new book, Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World, she tells the harrowing story of how medicine has failed women throughout history.
Leaders with the March of Dimes and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation say the United States is the most dangerous developed nation in which to give birth, especially for Black women.
A Charlotte-based health care system has finalized a deal to acquire a nonprofit hospital organization based in Rome.
More than 93,000 people died of a drug overdose in the U.S. last year, according to new CDC data. Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids accounted primarily for the rise, which the pandemic exacerbated.
In addition to her ouster, Dr. Michelle Fiscus says Tennessee is stopping all of its vaccination outreach efforts for teens and children – not only for COVID-19 but also for other illnesses.
ER doctors wanted to hospitalize the young man to help ease his withdrawal from opioid dependence. But he declined because he couldn't afford it. His mom says no one told him he had financial options.
The Georgia Mental Health Policy Partnership and Substance Use Disorder Community shared a vision Monday for moving through the COVID-19 pandemic and shift perceptions around mental health, substance use, and well-being.
The coalition is offering positive policy solutions based on the American Rescue Plan funds for the 2022 Georgia legislative session to reform policies impacting the Georgia Mental Health Policy Partnership and Substance Use Disorder Community.