SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
Georgia governor [had urged] evacuees to stay in place... (mentions MAG Medical Reserve Corps)
Augusta Chronicle
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Irma was a “different kind of natural disaster” for the state but despite his warning that evacuees should probably stay put, most of them housed in Augusta left to return home Tuesday. | READ MORE
Medical evacuees await return; Georgians urged to be cautious in wake of storm damage
Georgia Health News
The more than 250 people in Georgia who became medical evacuees because of Hurricane Irma are expected to stay in place until Wednesday at the earliest. | READ MORE
At least 15 people died from drug overdoses in Columbus. Can Naloxone stop the trend?
At least 15 people have died from drug overdoses in Columbus already this year, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan. | READ MORE
Deal struck to extend financing for children’s health program
The New York Times
The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the top Democrat on the panel announced on Tuesday night that they had reached agreement on a plan to prevent the imminent exhaustion of federal funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. | READ MORE
Lawsuit fights “existential threat” to medical staff independence
AMA Wire
While “L.A. Law” and other TV courtroom dramas often focused on the rich and glamorous, a lawsuit originating in a rural dairy community in California’s Central Valley has captured the attention of the state’s legal and medical professionals and—given the state’s outsized influence—the case’s impact could be felt far and wide. | READ MORE
State’s uninsured rate dropped last year, but trend may not continue 
Georgia Health News
Georgia’s uninsured rate fell to 12.9 percent in 2016 from 13.9 percent the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. | READ MORE
Medicare for all or state control: Health care plans go to extremes
The New York Times
Liberals and conservatives in Congress were planning on Wednesday to set forth two radically different proposals for health care: a huge expansion of Medicare, which would open the program to all Americans, and a rollback of the Affordable Care Act, which would give each state a lump sum of federal money with sweeping new discretion over how to use it. | READ MORE
Forsyth to crack down on texting-and-driving
Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman has noticed that drivers in his hometown are less courteous behind the wheel and are speeding and texting more than he has ever seen. | READ MORE
Georgia Tech partnership for disease research gets $20 million boost
Research by several Georgia colleges and universities toward life-saving cells to fight cancer and heart disease got a $20 million boost Tuesday, courtesy of the federal government. | READ MORE
Former CDC director launches $225 million heart disease initiative
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, started a new initiative to fight heart disease, according to the Wall Street Journal. | READ MORE
Tests for prostate cancer get stronger backing
Georgia Health News
Three years ago, former NFL lineman Jeff Bostic went to his doctor with symptoms of a sinus infection. His doctor told him it was time to have a broader check-up. | READ MORE
AAFP debates medical aid-in-dying laws (features MAG member)
MedPage Today
Some family physicians want the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to spike the term "assisted suicide" and recognize medical aid-in-dying as "an ethical, personal, end-of-life decision." | READ MORE
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