Sunday, September 24, 2017

MAP MONDAY: The Opioid Epidemic in America

Despite the efforts of politicans and public health officials, the opioid epidemic in America continues to charge on.

Study says Trump moves trigger health premium jumps for 2018

Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to a nonpartisan study.

Report reveals underground US haven for heroin, drug users

None were known to exist in the U.S. until the disclosure in a medical journal, although several states and cities are pushing to establish these so-called supervised injection sites where users can shoot up under the care of trained staff who can treat an overdose if necessary.

Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program now under DPH

It is no secret that Georgia, like the rest of the country, is in the midst of an opioid epidemic.

Latino plaintiffs sue California alleging poor health care

The lawsuit alleges the state violates Latinos’ civil rights because poorly paid health care providers balk at providing treatment.

Survey: US uninsured up by 2M this year as gains erode

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance has grown by some 2 million this year, according to a major new survey that finds recent coverage gains beginning to erode.

How does one get a medical cannabis oil card in Georgia?

How do you get a medical cannabis card? Is it hard? Is there a lot of paperwork? Is it expensive? We looked into it.

Georgia bill lets newborns’ parents test for genetic disease

The Georgia House approved a bill that allows parents to test for an incurable and generally fatal genetic disease for infants.

Does Trump understand autism? He gets fact-checked here

Some say President Donald Trump has weighed in on child autism without a complete grasp of the research.

Surgeons lobby to get tourniquet kits in Georgia schools

WHY DON'T WE ALREADY HAVE THIS? When it comes to massive bleeding, every minute counts, and knowing how to stem the flow can mean the difference between life and death. That's why Georgia doctors are pushing to make bleeding control and education a statewide priority.