MARCH 28, 2019
Georgia [Gov. Brian Kemp] signs health care waiver bill into law
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
With the stroke of a pen Wednesday, Gov. Brian Kemp regained broad powers to determine the health care coverage for hundreds of thousands of Georgians. And how he wields that new authority will help define his first term as governor. READ MORE
Georgia Republicans face high-stakes pressure over anti-abortion bill
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia Republicans are facing mounting pressure from both sides of the aisle to reject the anti-abortion “heartbeat bill” as they prepare for a final vote that could come as soon as Thursday. | READ MORE
Rural hospitals brace for changes proposed in Georgia Legislature
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
As Mary Jo Fennell collapsed in the passenger seat from heart failure, her daughter, Conni Burley, checked their location. Eight miles from the local hospital in Sandersville. | READ MORE
Obamacare enrollments drop marginally for 2019
Enrollments in healthcare plans for 2019 through the Federal Obamacare marketplace dropped marginally by 300,000 from last year, according to U.S. government figures released on Monday. | READ MORE
This is the healthiest county in Georgia, according to US News
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
When it comes to access to health care, equity, education and employment opportunity, some counties just fare better than others. | READ MORE
Chatham County okays funding for behavioral health center in Savannah
Savannah Now
Chatham County is providing funding assistance to build and operate a behavioral health crisis center on DeRenne Avenue, across from the Food Lion shopping center. | READ MORE
To curb kids’ sugary drink habits, pediatricians now call for soda taxes
Pediatricians have long warned parents about the risks of consuming too many sugary drinks — including the link to Type 2 diabetes and obesity. | READ MORE
Funded by $3.75 million grant, Georgia State to establish prevention research center focused on migrant health
Georgia State News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Georgia State University a five-year, $3.75 million grant to establish a Prevention Research Center (PRC) that will focus on the health and health disparities of refugees and migrants. | READ MORE
FDA chief calls for stricter scrutiny of electronic health records
Kaiser Health News
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday called for tighter scrutiny of electronic health records systems, which have prompted thousands of reports of patient injuries and other safety problems over the past decade. | READ MORE
FDA proposes changes to mammography standards for first time in more than 20 years
The US Food and Drug Administration announced proposed changes to mammography standards Wednesday. | READ MORE
More doctors want to treat patients from the comfort of their couch
Most doctors have a license to practice medicine in just one state. Lindsey Mcilvena can practice in 26. | READ MORE
Hospitals [including CHOA] need baby cuddlers because so many babies born addicted to drugs
iHeart Media
If you're looking for something to do in your free time or find an amazing retirement plan, you could become a volunteer and cuddle babies in the NICU. | READ MORE
She was dancing on the roof and talking gibberish. A special kind of ER helped her
Kaiser Health News
For decades, hospitals have strained to accommodate patients in psychiatric crisis in emergency rooms. | READ MORE
How do you get kids to eat their vegetables? This Mercer medical student has some ideas (features MAG member)
The Telegraph
Antonizo Odoms glanced at a food tasting booth near the entrance to Mulberry Market in Tattnall Square Park and asked his daughter, “What is hummus?” | READ MORE
Advertise with MAG: Please contact Tom Kornegay at 678.303.9260 or 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.