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Georgia slips even lower among states on new health scorecard

Georgia slipped to No. 46 among the states in a new ranking of health system performance, down from 42nd the previous year.The new 2020 Commonwealth Fund → Read More

Why are childhood cancer rates rising?

Jointly reported by Georgia Health News and WebMDChildhood cancer has been on the rise. → Read More

Medicaid expansion would help Ga. mental health, drug patients

ATLANTA -- Expanding the state's Medicaid program could bring tens of thousands of low-income Georgia into treatment for mental health and substance use problems, federal officials say. → Read More

Bill creating tax credits for rural care donations fails

ATLANTA -- A Senate health committee Monday unexpectedly rejected a bill that would allow an individual or corporation to get a state tax credit for donating money to a rural health care organization. → Read More

Georgia Medicaid contract upheld

ATLANTA -- A state agency has rejected the protests of three losing bidders over the state's selection of vendors for a multibillion-dollar Medicaid and PeachCare contract. → Read More

Ga. health care controversy in Legislature

ATLANTA -- After two contentious hearings, a Georgia House health committee recently approved a bill that would allow dental hygienists to practice in safety-net settings without a dentist present. → Read More

Ga. House OKs tax credits for rural health donations

ATLANTA -- The Georgia House passed a bill Thursday that would allow an individual or corporation to get a state tax credit for donating money to a rural health care organization. → Read More

Augusta study points to secondhand smoke as threat to kids

Researchers looked at passive smoke exposure in 220 overweight or obese boys and girls, ages 7 to 11, at schools in the Augusta area. They found that smoke exposure was associated with nearly all measures of adiposity, or body fat, in the children, including bigger bellies and overall fat. → Read More

Georgia flunks tobacco grade

ATLANTA -- Georgia received three F's and one C in the latest American Lung Association assessment of states' tobacco control efforts, released this week. → Read More

PeachCare, Medicaid data breach affects thousands

Augusta Georgia’s source for News, Entertainment, Sports, Weather, Classifieds, Jobs, Autos, Real Estate and Masters information from The Augusta Chronicle, chronicle.augusta.com → Read More

Report shows infant death increase

ATLANTA -- A state report on Georgia child deaths in 2014 points to a persistent problem: More than 30 percent of the fatalities reviewed were sleep-related. → Read More

Rural hospital struggles continue

Another rural hospital announces that its closing its doors after steep financial losses. Employees will be laid off. Patients will have to travel farther to get hospital care. → Read More

Hospital consolidation called top Ga. health story

Augusta Georgia’s source for News, Entertainment, Sports, Weather, Classifieds, Jobs, Autos, Real Estate and Masters information from The Augusta Chronicle, chronicle.augusta.com → Read More

Rural Ga. hospital loses fight to stay open

ATLANTA -- Hutcheson Medical Center closed its doors to patients Friday morning, after being unable to strike a deal to avoid a shutdown. → Read More

Shock as Mayo Clinic cuts loose Ga. hospital

Mayo Clinic's startling decision to pull out of its "integration agreement'' with Satilla Health Services has left the South Georgia hospital with an uncertain future. → Read More

Another Ga. hospital set to close

A rural hospital in northwest Georgia, burdened by a heavy debt load and large financial losses, is set to close Dec. 4. → Read More

Halloween contact lenses pose danger, feds warn

ATLANTA -- Adding decorative contact lenses to a Halloween costume may have some scary health effects, federal officials warn. → Read More

Cancer hospital bid to ease rules takes new route

NEWNAN, Ga. -- When Cancer Treatment Centers of America dropped its legislative bid earlier this year to ease state restrictions on its Newnan hospital, the company indicated that its quest was not over. → Read More

Georgia hospitals take financial hits

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Last week, the hospital business in Georgia's second-largest city received a double dose of financial misery. → Read More

More Georgia hospital mergers loom

ATLANTA -- Up until now, Northside Hospital has stayed relatively quiet in the almost frantic rush by metro Atlanta hospital systems to seek mergers or acquisitions. → Read More