JUNE 20, 2019
MAG offers an update on the current state of the opioid [misuse] epidemic (features MAG President Rutledge Forney, M.D.)
Dr. Rutledge Forney, the President of the Medical Association of Georgia, joins the show to provide an update on the ongoing opidoid epidemic, as based on the results of the Opioid Task Force 2019 Progress Report. READ MORE
Q&A: [with MAG member and AMA President] Patrice Harris, M.D.
MedPage Today
Patrice Harris, MD, became the 174th president of the American Medical Association (AMA) during the House of Delegates annual meeting last week in Chicago. She is the first African-American woman to assume the presidency. | READ MORE
13,000 more Georgians could lose Medicaid benefits
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
State officials revealed that the full number of poor elderly or disabled Georgians they are slated to drop from Medicaid rolls is 30,000, much more than what they reported earlier this month. | READ MORE
Where does Georgia rank on some key health measures?
Georgia Health News
Georgia’s child well-being ranking has climbed one spot, to 38th among the states, in an annual national report on kids. | READ MORE
Officers taking clever approach to enforce hands-free law [in Georgia]
A warning to violators of Georgia's hands-free law. Metro Atlanta police officers are coming after you. | READ MORE
Could children end up catching measles at a summer camp in Georgia?
Thousands of children across Georgia are starting to attend summer day-camps and overnight-camps.  | READ MORE
1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers ‘surprise’ bill
Associated Press
Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a “surprise” medical bill, according to a study released Thursday. And depending on where you live, the odds can be much higher.. | READ MORE
Seeking a legislative cure to a Georgia medical problem [maternal mortality]
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia’s high rate of maternal mortality first gained attention when Amnesty International examined 2006 statistics and ranked the state 50th out of 50. | READ MORE
Feds reveal names of Georgia nursing homes on troubled watch list
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Some Georgia nursing homes have a problem. More of them than the public knew. | READ MORE
Medical schools are starting to diversify. But they’re learning hard lessons along the way
As medical students graduate this spring, American medical schools are celebrating the achievements of the nation’s newest doctors. They are also celebrating something else: an increase in the number of students from underrepresented populations. | READ MORE
[University of North Georgia] researchers take multilayered approach to combat bladder cancer
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
University of North Georgia assistant biology professor Shannon Kispert is on maternity leave, but she couldn’t resist the opportunity to return to her office a few weeks ago — with her infant son — to show a visitor some of her team’s bladder cancer research. | READ MORE
Emory Healthcare innovation center adds major partners
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Four major medical companies plan to announce Thursday that they have joined an innovation program at Emory Healthcare aimed at lowering health costs and improving patient care. | READ MORE
[Floyd Medical Center] open heart appeal process is a slow go
Rome News-Tribune
It’s been almost a year since the Georgia Department of Community Health rejected an application from Floyd Medical Center, Tanner Medical Center and Hamilton Medical Center to provide open heart surgery services. All three facilities filed appeals of the decision in July 2018 and it’s been four months since the last appeals hearing was conducted, but still no decision from the state agency.  | READ MORE
Advertise with MAG: Please contact Tom Kornegay at 678.303.9260 or tkornegay@mag.org if you are interested in running an ad in the Georgia Pulse, which is a weekly compilation of media reports that are related to health care and the medical profession. It is sent to more than 6,000 physicians in Georgia.
Twitter Facebook LinkedIn
powered by emma
Subscribe to our email list.