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Thinking Healthy: Form your own entourage

Thinking Healthy: Form your own entourage. by Shelly Howell July 22, 2022. They say that to successfully raise a child, it takes a village. I’d like to …

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Rising monkeypox cases expose the nation’s need for public …

The nation has not invested enough in its public health system, according to a new report from Trust for America’s Health. Photo by Edward Jenner on Pexels.com A lack of funding in core public

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With few other resources, people with behavioral health issues find

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, along with several health care and criminal legal system reform groups, sent a letter March 16 to lawmakers who had expressed interest in making

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Aging can be hard, so watch out for your mental health

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, these are the most common signals that a person should seek help: Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood. Loss of interest or pleasure

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U.S. House Democrats send sweeping climate, health and tax …

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Friday cleared Democrats’ long-sought climate, health care and tax package, sending it to President Joe Biden for his signature. The roughly $750 billion measure

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Breaking down Georgia’s health coverage plan after Medicaid …

Federal health officials gave formal approval Oct. 15 to Gov. Brian Kemp’s request for a waiver to expand health coverage options for low-income Georgians. States have to seek federal permission

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The Piedmont powerhouse: Health system’s expansion reaches …

University Health Care System serves the greater Augusta region, anchored by University Hospital, founded in 1818 as City Hospital. The system includes University Hospital Summerville, also in

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Dunwoody hospital alleges local drug treatment center is …

A Dunwoody hospital is bringing legal action against Georgia’s Department of Community Health (DCH) for allegedly allowing a substance abuse facility to offer psychiatric treatment it is not

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Third case of monkeypox confirmed by Georgia Department of …

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed a third case of monkeypox in the state Friday. An Atlanta man who recently traveled to Chicago for a convention has been diagnosed with the

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You likely won’t get monkeypox on MARTA, Atlanta. Here is how …

The Georgia Department of Public Health said in a news release Tuesday that while touching items such as clothing or linens that previously touched the infectious rash or body fluids is a way

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Mental health advocates in Georgia say a lack of access to care is …

The largest mental health service provider in Georgia is its criminal justice system. County jails and prisons are filled with folks that have not properly given them access to mental health care

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New mental health law takes effect

Georgia’s new mental health parity law takes effect Friday, July 1. Under the state’s new law, Georgia health insurers must cover mental health treatment at the same level they cover physical

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Georgia Health News Archives

by Andy Miller | Kaiser Health News December 31, 2021 December 30, 2021. Posted in Buckhead, News Buckhead’s Piedmont Hospital purchases Rockdale Medical Center.

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988 — the national mental health crisis line — is live July 16

Since the national mental health crisis and suicide prevention line was approved by the Federal Communications Commission in July 2021, DBHDD has been strengthening its network of resources and

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Kemp, Carr sue Biden White House over health care workers’ …

“After health-care heroes went above and beyond the call of duty to keep Americans safe and healthy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Joe Biden is now threatening their livelihood if they refuse

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Georgia has some of the highest HIV rates in the country. But …

Hokanson is the spokesperson for the North Central Health District, which serves 13 Georgia counties. He blames the COVID pandemic for the lack of recent HIV data and for people falling out of care.

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Talking it Out: Hopebound offers accessible mental health support …

It’s not easy being a middle or high school student today with 24/7 social pressures and the uncertainty of a persistent pandemic. And adolescents who have marginalized identities such as being

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The state of monkeypox in Georgia. DPH says it's easier to …

The health department wants to make sure doctors know what to look for in suspected monkeypox cases so that contact tracing can begin early. The two public health laboratories are currently

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A post-‘Roe’ world in Georgia will mean more restrictions — and …

Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Like the draft ruling leaked in May, it strikes down the abortion protections laid out in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case and gives states the authority

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