ACA Implementation: Calorie Counts to Appear in More Than Restaurants? One of the first measures of the Affordable Care Act to roll out was the requirement for restaurants to post calorie counts for items on their menus. The FDA, however, […]
Are Physician Assistants and Nurses the Answer to Primary Care? Julie Rovner, in her latest installment for NPR on doctor shortages, looks at how physician assistants and nurses are providing the bulk of care at some clinics, especially in rural […]
Advocacy for Grady Dialysis Patients this Tuesday and Wednesday Several advocacy groups have continued to work on ensuring dialysis patients keep receiving life-saving care they need. Last year, Grady was forced to close its dialysis center due to financial constraints. […]
HealthSTAT Featured on Advisory Board of Partner Up! Campaign See today’s press release about HealthSTAT’s involvement in the statewide Partner Up! public health campaign. Currently, we are looking to engage public health students in lunchtime talks to educate their interdisciplinary […]
Help for Grady Dialysis Patients A deal brokered yesterday between Grady Memorial Hospital and local dialysis providers will likely allow the patients displaced by the closing of Grady’s outpatient dialysis clinic last year continue to receive treatment. However, the underlying […]
Primary Care Crucial to Lower Medical Costs Drs. William T. Branch, Minesh Shah, and Jada Bussey-Jones discuss our primary care system and tough choices students must face when deciding to go into primary care. Although primary care can help maintain […]
Aug 17 13:26 Who Visits the Emergency Room? Though emergency room crowding is often blamed on uninsured patients who are unable to access care elsewhere, a recent survey found that uninsured Americans were no more likely to visit an emergency […]
Aug 15 12:37 Is It Worth $10 to Save a Life? By Benjamin Nanes This November, Georgians will vote on adding a $10 fee to vehicle registrations, to be directed toward trauma care. Or is it a tax? If you […]
Benjamin said that $2 billion has been set aside to help fund community health centers, which treat about 2.5 million people annually. Georgia has 26 community health centers, which saw 275,743 patients in 2008.
There are seven centers in metro Atlanta, including West End.
Aug 08 23:05 Bringing Doctors to Underserved Areas Still a Challenge From the Washington Post: “I grew up in the age of electronic medical records,” said Carricaburu, 33, a primary care physician who was raised in the Washington suburbs. “Coming […]