FEBRUARY 8, 2018
Georgia Senate approves bills on opioid epidemic, health council
Georgia Health News
A key state senator said Wednesday that she expects Georgia’s fight against the opioid epidemic to draw funding from the Legislature through the budget process. READ MORE
Georgia’s flu death toll now at 51; season’s peak is still ahead
Savannah Morning News
Georgia now has 51 confirmed flu-related deaths, up from 37 on Wednesday and 25 just a week ago. | READ MORE
Georgia health departments [in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh counties to] offer free flu shots Friday
Action News Jax
Health departments in several Georgia counties are offering free flu shots Friday. | READ MORE
What physicians need to know about how to reach lawmakers (quotes MAG’s CEO)
AMA Wire
There are several ways to let lawmakers know your views on pending legislation or policies. And there are ways physician advocates can ensure that their message registers and resonates whether it’s delivered in person, over the phone, by email or letter, or via social media. | READ MORE
Secrecy rules at Georgia medical board
Shoddy care by doctors. Sexual misconduct. Malpractice cases that led to $1 million settlements. Violations involving prescription drugs. Those are among the serious allegations made against Georgia doctors last year in formal complaints. | READ MORE
Lawsuit against opioid makers over addiction costs expands
A tiny Southeast Georgia county ravaged by the abuse of painkillers has filed suit against the pharmaceutical industry, saying the drug makers have fueled a costly opioid epidemic that’s straining their budget. | READ MORE
[Mercer SOM President/Dean] Opinion: Medicine’s promise still not reaching many
“Of all the forms of inequality,” Reverend Martin Luther King Jr said, “injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” As we honor black history this month, it’s important that we reflect on this fundamental truth, and ask why this injustice still plagues us more than half a century later, and what we can do to finally rectify it. | READ MORE
Micro-hospitals proposed to provide rural Georgia health care
Georgia lawmakers are proposing small, scaled-down hospitals to provide health care in rural areas that lack full-fledged hospitals. | READ MORE
‘Next step’ for medical marijuana [in Georgia]
Rome News-Tribune
A coalition of Republican state representatives wants to let voters settle the stalemate on medical marijuana in Georgia. | READ MORE
Hospitals keep up swift pace of mergers, alliances
Georgia Health News
The new year is bringing a rash of big hospital deals in Georgia, as health systems look to bulk up in size and add to their medical territory. | READ MORE
Brain 'pacemaker' could lessen Alzheimer's effects
Web MD
For decades, LaVonne Moore hosted talk shows on WBCO, the Bucyrus, OH, radio station that she and her husband, Tom Moore, founded in 1962. About 5 years ago, she asked her husband to take her off the air. | READ MORE
Bionic hand: From a galaxy far, far away to Georgia Tech lab
Georgia Health News
In Gil Weinberg’s lab, science fiction has moved closer toward reality. The director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology has developed an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to individually move the fingers of their prosthetic hands. | 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.