Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Saturday
Macon doctor heads to White House with new strategy on combatting substance abuse
The three-pronged approach of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment, or SBIRT, is designed to identity unhealthy alcohol and drug use before serious addiction problems fester.
Source: Macon Telegraph/Saturday
Phoebe Putney Health System won’t manage Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald any more
Over the next few months, the two parties will take action to discontinue Phoebe’s management of the facility and to terminate previous plans to enter into a long-term lease arrangement. This will return the management and operation of the facility to the Authority.
Source: Albany Herald/Saturday
Flu cases rising in Georgia
The Department of Public Health says that while the flu level is still considered minimal in Georgia, it is reporting increases in flu activity statewide, including hospitalizations.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Sunday
North Georgia Medical Center offers online courses for expectant mothers
Obesity is still a problem in Georgia and the South
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Poll queries Georgians about healthcare
Three in four Georgians say they’re satisfied with the overall value of their health care. But Georgians show concerns about the effects of the Affordable Care Act, said the poll of 400 residents released by Healthcare Georgia Foundation.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald