OCTOBER 24, 2019
Study of Americans' attitudes on health care uncovers concerns about cost, candidate proposals & the opioid epidemic (Physicians Foundation’s biennial patient survey)
Cision PR Newswire
The Physicians Foundation today released its biennial Survey of America's Patients, revealing the biggest hurdles facing Americans today in our country's expensive and hard to navigate health care system. READ MORE
Gainesville-based health system shields patients from financial fallout after contract lapses
Georgia Health News
With a contract impasse in its third week, a Gainesville-based health system is spending millions of dollars so that thousands of patients are not having to pay more when visiting the system’s doctors and hospitals. | READ MORE
Surprise medical bills: Physicians want market-based fixes
AMA Wire
The AMA and 110 other organizations representing hundreds of thousands of American physicians are urging Congress to refine surprise billing legislation to ensure the final version targeting unanticipated out-of-network care “represents a fair, market-based approach that treats all stakeholders equally while protecting patient access to care.” | READ MORE
Georgia House health chair laments maternal death research budget cut
Georgia Recorder
A proposed budget cut to planned think tank research focused on Georgia’s high rate of maternal death loomed large at a legislative meeting focused on the problem. | READ MORE
Opinion: Use money from opioid lawsuits to bolster treatment and prevention (by AMA President Patrice Harris, M.D.)
USA Today
Every 15 minutes, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal syndrome. Physicians, hospitals and health systems are taking extraordinary steps to keep these babies and their mothers healthy amid the opioid crisis. | READ MORE
Emory to become big tenant at Northlake Mall
Georgia Health News
Emory Healthcare will lease 224,000 square feet of space in the struggling Northlake Mall for corporate administrative offices, the mall’s owner said Thursday. | READ MORE
Therapy for child brain tumors entering advanced clinical trial at MCG
The Augusta Chronicle
A homegrown discovery at Medical College of Georgia about the immune system is now entering an advanced clinical trial at Georgia Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital of Georgia for children with brain tumors. | READ MORE
First legal Georgia hemp fields show crop’s promise
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Lawmakers voted this spring to legalize in-state hemp production. Currently, all CBD oil products are imported to Georgia. Georgia farmers will jump into the booming hemp industry as soon as federal and state regulations are approved, a process that could be completed in the next few months. | READ MORE
Vaccine exemption rates among US kindergartners continue to climb, CDC says
There has been a small increase in vaccine exemption rates among kindergarteners in the United States, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. | READ MORE
What doctors should know to better serve LGBTQ patients
AMA Wire
Due to stigma surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity, some LGBTQ patients may hesitate before seeking medical treatment, or, even worse, they may not seek it at all. | READ MORE
FDA wants stronger warning on breast implants about risks
NBC News
U.S. health officials want women getting breast implants to receive stronger warnings and more details about the possible risks and complications. | READ MORE
Biogen reanalyzes studies, presses ahead on Alzheimer’s drug
Associated Press
Biogen Inc. said Tuesday it will seek federal approval for a medicine to treat early Alzheimer’s disease, a landmark step toward finding a treatment that can alter the course of the most common form of dementia. | READ MORE
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