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No Rural Hospital Makes Georgia’s ‘Top 14 Hospitals’ List

None of Georgia's hospitals outside of metro areas made the most recent Top 15 list, according to U.S. News' 'Best Regional Hospitals' list.

Georgia teachers, state employees may not get health rate increases for 2019

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH), State Health Benefit Plan, announced the Resolution for SHBP’s Member Contribution Rates for Plan Year 2019. The...

Advocates condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

The advocates, citing research that links excessive use of social media and video games with depression and academic troubles, say it’s unethical for psychologists to be involved in tactics that risk harming kids’ well-being

Georgia ranks 43rd in healthcare quality, 50th in access

In a recent report from a popular financial and consumer website, Georgia ranks at the bottom in healthcare quality. The methodology from the website, WalletHub,...

Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other devices

Who'd have thought? Military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won’t be allowed to use fitness tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order.

O Canna-bis! US marijuana companies go public in Canada

So last month, the company with $20 million in revenue from pot shops in seven states turned its gaze north and went public in Canada, where marijuana soon will be broadly legalized nationwide.

CDC launches the nation’s first vision and eye health surveillance system

CDC has developed the nation’s first Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System

Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know

Would you want to know if you harbor a gene linked to Alzheimer’s or another incurable disease? A new poll finds most Americans would.

Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

It’s the first time a single step has been clearly shown to help prevent a dreaded condition that has had people trying crossword puzzles, diet supplements and a host of other things in hope of keeping their mind sharp.