SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
Some Carolina patients evacuated to Georgia health facilities (mentions MAG MRC)
Georgia Health News
Hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Georgia are receiving patients evacuating from the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence approaches the Southeastern coast, state officials said Tuesday. READ MORE
Abrams health plan focuses on premiums, access; Kemp fires back
Georgia Health News
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams rolled out a multi-pronged approach to improving Georgia health care Monday, including a familiar push for Medicaid expansion and a new call for stabilizing insurance premiums for consumers. | READ MORE
September surprise: Premium hike canceled for many [Georgia] state retirees
Georgia Health News
The Department of Community Health’s board on Friday approved a welcome change in health premiums for thousands of state retirees. | READ MORE
One small group gets all the funding for ACA navigators in Georgia
Georgia Health News
A small DeKalb County nonprofit has been given a statewide grant to provide navigators for people seeking to enroll in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges. | READ MORE
Southern health summit to explore opioid crisis, technology advances (mentions MAG member and AMA President-elect Patrice Harris, M.D.)
Georgia Health News
Health Connect South isn’t your typical health care conference. One of the gathering’s central goals is to foster collaboration among leaders and organizations in the industry. | READ MORE
Free memory screenings, support for families at huge Alzheimer’s conference coming to Atlanta soon 
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) will host a large free conference next month to offer support, resources and information for people with Alzheimer’s disease, their family members and others interested in learning more about the disease. | READ MORE
Burned-out physicians twice as likely to compromise patient safety
Cardiovascular Business
A new review published in JAMA Internal Medicine adds to the growing body of evidence that physician burnout negatively impacts clinical outcomes, as burned-out doctors were twice as likely to be involved in patient safety incidents, provide suboptimal care as a result of low professionalism and garner low patient satisfaction ratings. | READ MORE
4 qualities women leaders in medicine need to succeed
AMA Wire
Last year, the number of women enrolled in medical school surpassed that of their male colleagues—a significant milestone belied by persistent gender disparities in pay and leadership opportunities. Less than 20 percent of hospital CEOs, medical school deans or department heads in the U.S. are women. | READ MORE
Hospitals prepare to launch their own drug company to fight high prices and shortages
Sometimes IV bags are hard for hospitals to come by. Other times it’s injectable folic acid to treat anemias. Right now, the tissue-numbing agent lidocaine is in short supply. | READ MORE
FDA declares youth vaping an epidemic, announces investigation, new enforcement
USA Today
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday declared youth vaping an "epidemic," and said the agency will halt sales of flavored electronic cigarettes if the major manufacturers can't prove they are doing enough to keep them out of the hands of children and teens. | READ MORE
Over past 20 years, the percentage of children with ADHD nearly doubles
Kaiser Health News
The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a study released Friday. | READ MORE
There’s a shortage of psychiatric nurses. Georgia College wants to change that
The Telegraph
On a foggy September morning, Gail Godwin sat at a table in the common room at Daybreak, chatting with a visitor. Godwin is training to be a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and she came to the resource center that day to offer behavioral health assessments for anyone in need of mental health care. | READ MORE
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