OCTOBER 5, 2017
As open enrollment nears, insurance exchanges face plenty of uncertainty
Georgia Health News
Details surrounding the 2018 health insurance exchanges appear as murky as ever, despite the demise this week of the latest U.S. Senate effort to change federal health law. READ MORE
Georgia community health centers concerned over missed funding deadline
Georgia community health advocates are raising concerns after Congress recently missed a deadline to renew billions of dollars of funding for community health centers. The funding, which provides federal grants to health centers, expired on Sept. 30, the end of this fiscal year. | READ MORE
Sick Georgians swamped by medical bills seek help wherever they can find it
Georgia Health News
On a bad day, Maurice Tanner wonders how much longer he can afford to be sick. That’s why his wife, Katherine, started a crowdfunding campaign for him on GoFundMe.com. | READ MORE
Doc-to-Doc with [ABIM President] Richard Baron, M.D. 
MedPage Today
With requirements and costs associated with maintenance of certification increasing, many physicians have been demanding more accountability from the American Board of Medical Specialties, with some going so far as to boycott certification or to establish other certification authorities. | READ MORE
Don J. Wright [M.D.] to serve as acting HHS secretary
Fox News
Don J. Wright, the current deputy assistant secretary for health and director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), will be taking over for Tom Price as acting HHS secretary after Price resigned Friday amid a backlash over private plane trips. | READ MORE
NCI selects Emory for national network focused on cancer therapeutic discovery
Emory News
A research team led by Haian Fu, PhD, within the cancer genomics center at Emory University and Winship Cancer Institute, has been selected by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to participate in an elite national network focused on discovery of new cancer targets and precision cancer therapies. | READ MORE
Rockdale hospital officially joins Piedmont family
Georgia Health News
Rockdale Medical Center, about 25 miles east of Atlanta, has officially become the eighth hospital in the Piedmont Healthcare system. | READ MORE
Study: ACA may be factor in improved HPV vaccination rates
Georgia Health News
Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. It’s so common that the CDC estimates most people will contract it at some point in their lives, and recommends all 11- and 12-year-olds get vaccinated. | READ MORE
One dead, two sickened from West Nile virus in Chatham
Savannah Now
Local health officials have confirmed a West Nile Virus-associated death of an elderly man and two additional cases of the mosquito-borne virus in adult men in Chatham County. | READ MORE
Out-of-pocket costs often keep pricey new cholesterol drugs out of reach, study finds
Kaiser Health News
Access to powerful new cholesterol-lowering drugs is so tightly controlled and patients’ out-of-pocket costs are so high that fewer than a third of people whose doctors prescribe the drugs get them, a new study found. | READ MORE
Hepatitis C drug’s lower cost paves way for Medicaid, prisons to expand treatment
Kaiser Health News
Valerie Green is still waiting to be cured. The Delaware resident was diagnosed with hepatitis C more than two years ago, but she doesn’t qualify yet for the Medicaid program’s criteria for treatment with a new class of highly effective but pricey drugs. | READ MORE
Concussion research intensifies, but many questions remain unanswered
Athens Banner-Herald
Though the long-term effects of concussions garners increasing scrutiny, there remains much to learn. READ MORE
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