JUNE 14, 2018
Will pre-existing condition protection survive in court?
Georgia Health News
Joy Kramer was diagnosed with lymphoma 13 years ago. She recovered a year later, and remains cancer-free today at 59. READ MORE
Kaiser, Emory strike deal on model of care for two Atlanta hospitals
Georgia Health News
Emory Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente announced a new collaboration Wednesday that will make two Emory hospitals the primary facilities for Kaiser doctors and patients in metro Atlanta. | READ MORE
Children’s takes first step in seeking biggest state permit ever for proposed complex
Georgia Health News
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has taken its first step toward state approval of its plan for a $1.5 billion North Druid Hills campus. | READ MORE
Report: Northeast Georgia Medical Center generated $1.75 billion in revenue to local, state economy in 2016
Gwinnett Daily Post
Northeast Georgia Medical Center generated more than $1.75 billion in revenue for the local and state economies in 2016, a recent report said. | READ MORE
AU Medical Center one step closer to building Columbia County hospital
The Augusta Chronicle
A Georgia Court has ruled in favor of AU Medical Center being able to build the first hospital in Columbia County, the state’s largest county without one. | READ MORE
Another Alzheimer's drug fails as Lilly, Astra halt tests
Eli Lilly & Co. and AstraZeneca Plc ended two late-stage trials of an experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease after the treatment failed to show any signs of working, adding to a litany of disappointments for the memory-robbing illness. | READ MORE
Children with autism left behind by low Medicaid rates
The PEW Charitable Trusts
Reagan Wright, who is nearly 14, is devoted to all things American Girls, and dreams of becoming a veterinarian. For a child with autism spectrum disorder, Reagan is considered high-functioning. | READ MORE
Immigrant doctors in rural America are sick of waiting for green cards
CNN Money
Dr. Raghuveer Kura is the only kidney specialist that the town of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, has had at its hospital for the past nine years. He sees nearly 3,000 patients, including 80 who need life-saving dialysis treatments. | READ MORE
That ‘living will’ you signed? At the ER, it could be open to interpretation
Kaiser Health News
“Don’t resuscitate this patient; he has a living will,” the nurse told Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy, handing her a document. | READ MORE
Doctors need patients to keep their appointments. Uber and Lyft want to help make that happen
Carolyn Morrow, 75, suffers from a pinched nerve in her back that affects her walking, and so at least once a month she visits her doctor several miles away from her senior living community in Redwood City, California. | READ MORE
What doctors wear really does matter, study finds
Science Daily
Physicians may want to dig a little deeper into their closets, or grab their white coats on the way out of the operating room, if they want patients to view them favorably, according to the largest-ever study of patient preferences for doctors' attire. | READ MORE
Doctor who lived to be 114 has street named after her in Sandy Springs
Atlanta Journal Constitution
When she retired in 2001 at the age of 103, Dr. Leila Denmark was the world’s oldest practicing pediatrician. She was believed to be the first female pediatrician in Georgia. | READ MORE
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