MAY 23, 2019
Who could be prosecuted under Georgia’s ‘heartbeat’ law?
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
There has been widespread speculation and confusion as to what punishment awaits someone who violates the strict six-week abortion ban recently signed by Gov. Brian Kemp. READ MORE
[Metro Atlanta] DAs say they won’t prosecute women under ‘heartbeat’ abortion law
WThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Several district attorneys in metro Atlanta are taking strong stances on Georgia’s new “heartbeat” abortion law, saying Friday that they would not prosecute women for getting an abortion. | READ MORE
Macon DA says he won't prosecute women, doctors under abortion law (mentions MAG)
Daily Report
The district attorney in Macon said Tuesday he will not prosecute women or their doctors for abortion services despite the ban signed into law this month that imposes criminal liability for abortions performed after six weeks of pregnancy. | READ MORE
Medicaid expansion can save lives of infants and moms, study says
Georgia Health News
A new study says Medicaid expansion has helped reduce states’ numbers of uninsured women of childbearing age – and cut their infant and maternal mortality rates. | READ MORE
‘Health Act’ can make Georgia stronger
Georgia Health News
In 2018, Site Selection magazine named Georgia the top state for business for the sixth year in a row. | READ MORE
Gov. Kemp names 15 appointments (including two MAG members to Composite Board)
Office of the Governor
Today Governor Brian P. Kemp named fifteen (15) appointments to five (5) boards and commissions, including the Georgia Department of Economic Development Board of Directors, Board of Community Affairs, State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia, Georgia Student Finance Commission Board of Commissioners, and Georgia Composite Medical Board. | READ MORE
Georgia getting slightly better on senior health, report card says
Georgia Health News
Georgia improved two spots, moving up to No. 41 among states in United Health Foundation’s report card on seniors’ health.  | READ MORE
Atlanta weighs crackdown on e-cigarettes as part of smoking ban
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Gone are the days of being asked “Smoking or non-smoking,” when entering a restaurant. Smoking is now banned on airplanes, in malls, movie theaters and countless other public places. | READ MORE
Transplant policy caught in legal tangle in Georgia federal court
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The legal battle over which transplant patients receive new livers is a roller coaster this week, after the federal government refused to halt a new program for reallocating the organs in spite of a federal judge’s order. | READ MORE
New doctors flooded with job offers, mostly at hospitals
With 50 to 100 job offers to choose from, the nation’s future doctors are headed for hospital employment and other locations where they will work for somebody else rather than start their careers as independent physicians. | READ MORE
AMA’s [Patrice Harris, M.D.] addresses graduates of the Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta Magazine
This past weekend, the current mayor of Atlanta, the former mayor of Tallahassee, a billionaire technology investor, a Naismith Basketball Hall-of-Famer, and the first African American female president-elect of the American Medical Association each delivered commencement speeches at the five schools that make up the Atlanta University Center, discussing pride, family, the benefit of an education, never giving up, and taking joy in helping others. | READ MORE
What Northeast Georgia Health System hopes to get with $15 million investment in Habersham hospital
Gainesville Times
The Northeast Georgia Health System will be investing $15 million in Habersham Medical Center with hopes of buying the hospital after five years. | READ MORE
Ask a resident: What are the keys to success as a medical student?
AMA Wire
As a prospective medical student, you might want to know what it takes to succeed in medical school. AMA member Hannah Moser, MD, a first-year internal medicine resident at California Pacific Medical Center, is a year removed from graduating from Rush University medical school. She offered some insight on her undergraduate training. | READ MORE
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