School nurses are often the first line of health care for students. They are now working with their districts to help make plans for the upcoming school year — but some don't have much of a say.
Doctors at one metro Atlanta hospital were greeted with a grim message on a whiteboard: “Morgue full.” Medics in southeast Georgia tended to sick patients in ambulances for 30 minutes to an hour in hopes a hospital bed would become free. An emergency room in middle Georgia overflowed so much stretchers lined the walls.
This is the sixth vaccine candidate to join Operation Warp Speed's portfolio, and the largest vaccine deal to date.
A second letter begging Gov. Brian Kemp to mandate masks was signed by more than 2,100 health workers across Georgia and delivered Friday.
"On Second Thought" hosted a panel discussion on youth mental health during this particularly fraught back-to-school season, produced in collaboration with American Public Media's "Call to Mind" initiative and public media station WETA's Well Beings tour.
After the state's testing sites close Thursday evening, they won't reopen until at least Tuesday morning — part of the safety precautions for Tropical Storm Isaias.
Telehealth services aren’t new, but they’ve exploded in popularity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Advocates for expansion say it would create jobs, protect hospitals from budget cuts, bring billions of federal taxpayer dollars back to the state, and bring health coverage to 230,000 more people.
The surge in Florida's coronavirus cases is straining the health care system that's trying to save as many people as possible and protect doctors and nurses from getting sick.
There are growing demands that drugmakers and investigators ensure diversity in coronavirus vaccine trials by including racial minorities, older people and those with underlying medical conditions.
Not only have cases skyrocketed, but there’s a demographic shift on who is affected by the deadly virus at Macon’s three hospitals.
Nearly 700,000 Texans have lost health insurance during the pandemic, and the state already had more uninsured people than any other. Many Texans with COVID-19 symptoms hesitate to seek treatment.
Face coverings are key to stopping spread of the coronavirus, but also slow communication, especially for people who don't hear well. Volunteers and companies suggest some transparent alternatives.
Two potential coronavirus vaccines started their final phase of testing Monday. Each trial will include up to 30,000 volunteers.
President Trump often cites the coronavirus case fatality rate, saying it is more important than the number of cases or deaths. But medical experts say it's not a good way to measure the pandemic.