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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia enters agreement with VillageMD to lower care costs
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BSBSGa) is partnering with primary care provider VillageMD in an effort to improve patient health and lower costs, two of today's hottest health-care topics. BSBSGa is the largest health benefits company in Georgia and first in the state to contract with Chicago-based VillageMD. VillageMD collaborated with Quality Care Providers Inc., Atlanta's largest independent network of primary care physicians. The agreement helps give BCBSGa customers access to QCPI's 1,600… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia enters agreement with VillageMD to lower care costs
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BSBSGa) is partnering with primary care provider VillageMD in an effort to improve patient health and lower costs, two of today's hottest health-care topics. BSBSGa is the largest health benefits company in Georgia and first in the state to contract with Chicago-based VillageMD. VillageMD collaborated with Quality Care Providers Inc., Atlanta's largest independent network of primary care physicians. The agreement helps give BCBSGa customers access to QCPI's 1,600… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Georgia Tech researcher heads to University of Oregon to lead new campus
The University of Oregon has tapped Robert Guldberg, head of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences at Atlanta-based Georgia Tech, as executive director of its new Knight Campus. Guldberg will start in September 2018 leading the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the University of Oregon’s Eugene campus. Guldberg’s work focuses on regenerative medicine and bridging the world of research and entrepreneurship. “Bob describes himself… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Malia Spencer Source Type: news

Georgia Tech researcher heads to University of Oregon to lead new campus
The University of Oregon has tapped Robert Guldberg, head of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences at Atlanta-based Georgia Tech, as executive director of its new Knight Campus. Guldberg will start in September 2018 leading the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the University of Oregon’s Eugene campus. Guldberg’s work focuses on regenerative medicine and bridging the world of research and entrepreneurship. “Bob describes himself… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Malia Spencer Source Type: news

UO taps Georgia Tech researcher to head Knight Campus
The University of Oregon has tapped Robert Guldberg, head of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences at Georgia Institute of Technology, as executive director of the new Knight Campus. Guldberg will start in September leading the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the university’s Eugene campus. Guldberg’s work focuses on regenerative medicine and bridging the world of research and entrepreneurship. “Bob describes himself as an engineer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Malia Spencer Source Type: news

UO taps Georgia Tech researcher to head Knight Campus
The University of Oregon has tapped Robert Guldberg, head of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences at Georgia Institute of Technology, as executive director of the new Knight Campus. Guldberg will start in September leading the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the university’s Eugene campus. Guldberg’s work focuses on regenerative medicine and bridging the world of research and entrepreneurship. “Bob describes himself as an engineer… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Malia Spencer Source Type: news

National cooperative group trial seeks to cut in half early mortality rates for rare leukemia
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A national cooperative group trial is making a handful of the country's experts in a rare leukemia available around the clock, with the goal of cutting by more than half the high mortality rates that occur in the difficult first few weeks of treatment.Induction mortality for treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia, or APL, can be as high as 30 percent, but for patients who survive those first few weeks, survival rates can soar beyond 90 percent, making it the most curable leukemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Regional Operational Restructuring to Position Priority Ambulance for Continued Growth
In 2017, Priority Ambulance’s national family of companies more than doubled in size now serving more than 350,000 patients annually and expanded its footprint to include a nine-state network. To position the company for continued growth in 2018 and beyond, the company today announced a restructuring of its operational team that would transfer operational oversight to newly-created Regional Presidents and strengthen support from its national team. “Priority has enjoyed exponential growth since we began our operations in 2014,” said CEO Bryan Gibson. “We are now the third largest national ambulance c...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Priority Ambulance Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Regional Operational Restructuring to Position Priority Ambulance for Continued Growth
In 2017, Priority Ambulance’s national family of companies more than doubled in size now serving more than 350,000 patients annually and expanded its footprint to include a nine-state network. To position the company for continued growth in 2018 and beyond, the company today announced a restructuring of its operational team that would transfer operational oversight to newly-created Regional Presidents and strengthen support from its national team. “Priority has enjoyed exponential growth since we began our operations in 2014,” said CEO Bryan Gibson. “We are now the third largest national ambulance c...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Priority Ambulance Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Georgia nurses laugh as WW2 veteran dies in video
The incident in 2014 sparked a three-year legal battle between Dempsey's family in Woodstock, Georgia, and Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center - until the video emerged. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Macon-based Navicent Health eyes partnership with Warner Robins health system
Another hospital partnership is in the works, this time involving Macon-based Navicent Health and Houston Healthcare in Warner Robins. The proposed partnership announced Thursday by Navicent is another step in the consolidation wave affecting hospitals across Georgia, Georgia Health News reported. On Tuesday in metro Atlanta, Emory Healthcare and DeKalb Medical said they have started talks about a partnership. If that deal comes to a fruition, DeKalb Medical would become part of Emory. The Macon… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

Emory and Grady awarded $4 million to study Atlanta car crashes
Every year, more than 1,000 Georgians die in traffic accidents, and a new award to researchers at Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital aims to reduce these fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave researchers at Emory University's Injury Prevention Research Center, Grady Memorial Hospital and the University of Michigan $4 million to study motor vehicle crashes in Atlanta that resulted in injuries treated at Grady. The funds wi ll help launch a Crash Injury… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Why do employees cheat? Too much pressure
(University of Georgia) When employees feel their job depends on meeting high benchmarks, some fudge results in order to stay employed, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neha Misra Brings Light —and Power—into the Lives of Women around the World
November 15, 2017Neha Misra embodies the notion that unexpected combinations can create unexpected good —a theme that inspires our annual SwitchPoint conference. Meet Neha below and get your tickets to hear her speak atSwitchPoint 2018.Neha Misra is a social entrepreneur, poet, and visual folk artist with a deep belief in the power of human imagination and action to create new realities. She is the co-founder and chief collaboration officer of Solar Sister and a global champion for improving sustainable energy access by advancing women ’s leadership.In 2017, Misra was named a Presidential Leadership S...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Strategies to Address Childhood Obesity: Highlights From Georgia
Open access supplemental issue highlights initiatives that are part of a statewide approach to addressing physical activity, nutrition, and weight status in Georgia's school-aged children and adolescents. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

LA's growing YogaWorks stretches into Atlanta with studio deal
Fast-growing California studio chain YogaWorks is stretching its reach into Georgia. Culver City, Califnoria-based YogaWorks (Nasdaq: YOGA) said Tuesday it will acquire four Atlanta studios in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Old Fourth Ward operated by Atlanta's Infinity Yoga. YogaWorks now operates 66 studios in nine markets including Los Angeles, Orange County, Northern Cali fornia, New York City, Boston, Baltimore, the Washington D.C. metro area, Houston and Atlanta. Founded in 1987, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

Earliest winemaking traced back 8,000 years to Georgia
The earliest evidence of winemaking has been traced back 8,000 years to Georgia by an international team of scientists. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short Takes
The 2017 meeting of the AIBS Council of Member Societies and Organizations, Engaging Policymakers: Opportunities for Biological Sciences Organizations, will be held in Washington, DC, on 4 December 2017. AIBS Council Representatives may now register for the meeting. Sam Clovis has withdrawn his nomination to serve as the Department of Agriculture's chief scientist. Clovis is a former Trump campaign official who was recently questioned by the Mueller investigation about what he knew about campaign team members' contacts with Russia. One former campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, has pled guilty to lying to the FBI. Email...
Source: Public Policy Reports - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Evidence of world's earliest winemaking uncovered by archaeologists
Humans made grape wine hundreds of years earlier than previously believed, according to analysis of clay pottery dating back to 6,000 BCA series of excavations inGeorgia has uncovered evidence of the world ’s earliest winemaking, in the form of telltale traces within clay pottery dating back to 6,000BC – suggesting that the practice of making grape wine began hundreds of years earlier than previously believed.While there are thousands of cultivars of wine around the world, almost all derive from just one species of grape, with the Eurasian grape the only species ever domesticated.Continue reading... (Source: Gu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ashifa Kassam and Nicola Davis Tags: Archaeology Science Georgia Wine World news Source Type: news

Georgian Jars Hold 8,000-Year-Old Winemaking Clues
Scientists have found evidence of ancient winemaking in Georgia, a country which prides itself on its vino. It's the earliest trace of viniculture using wild grapes similar to those used today.(Image credit: Courtesy of the Georgian National Museum) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Abdominal aortic aneurysm linked to dysregulated tryptophan metabolism, study finds
(Georgia State University) Researchers have found a link between dysregulated tryptophan metabolism and abdominal aortic aneurysm, a life-threatening vascular disease, according to a new study led by Georgia State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Puckett EMS Personnel Honored with Public Safety Appreciation Award by South Cobb Area Council
Puckett EMS Paramedic Jordan Doty and AEMT Sam White recently were honored for outstanding service in protecting public safety by the South Cobb Area Council of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s annual Public Safety Appreciation Luncheon on November 1. The South Cobb Area Council recognized the team for their commitment to the community and for their exceptional ability to perform their duties under the most strenuous of circumstances. “These gentlemen exemplify the dedication and spirit that our crews here at Puckett EMS have,” said Puckett EMS Information Officer Jim McMichen. &l...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Puckett EMS Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Puckett EMS Personnel Honored with Public Safety Appreciation Award by South Cobb Area Council
Puckett EMS Paramedic Jordan Doty and AEMT Sam White recently were honored for outstanding service in protecting public safety by the South Cobb Area Council of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s annual Public Safety Appreciation Luncheon on November 1. The South Cobb Area Council recognized the team for their commitment to the community and for their exceptional ability to perform their duties under the most strenuous of circumstances. “These gentlemen exemplify the dedication and spirit that our crews here at Puckett EMS have,” said Puckett EMS Information Officer Jim McMichen. &l...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Puckett EMS Tags: News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Asks Patients to Question ED Visits
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong decision, according to her health insurer. Wrenne was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst, but Anthem said that wasn't an emergency and stuck her with a $4,110 bill. "How are you supposed to know that?" said the 34-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky. "I'm not a doctor ... that's what the emergency room is for." In an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cro...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Murphy, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Asks Patients to Question ED Visits
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong decision, according to her health insurer. Wrenne was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst, but Anthem said that wasn't an emergency and stuck her with a $4,110 bill. "How are you supposed to know that?" said the 34-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky. "I'm not a doctor ... that's what the emergency room is for." In an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cro...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Murphy, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Is it an Emergency? Insurer Asks Patients to Question ED Visits
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. A neighbor who is a physician assistant urged her to go to the emergency room. Wrong decision, according to her health insurer. Wrenne was diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst, but Anthem said that wasn't an emergency and stuck her with a $4,110 bill. "How are you supposed to know that?" said the 34-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky. "I'm not a doctor ... that's what the emergency room is for." In an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cro...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tom Murphy, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

NSF grant harnesses big data & AI to advance disease prevention
(Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies) Through a new $2 million National Science Foundation grant, scientists at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the University of Georgia, and North Carolina A&T State University are harnessing the power of machine learning to forecast outbreaks of zoonotic disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Grady Memorial Hospital files $3.6 million renovation plans
Grady Memorial Hospital filed plans with Georgia's Department of Community Health to develop an angio procedure room. The project will cost an estimated $3.6 million.  The hospital plans to renovate existing space on its eighth floor to accommodate the room An angiography procedure room will allow the hospital to use medical imaging to visualize blood vessels and organs of the body.  Grady will need to file a Certificate of Need with DCH and be granted approval by the agency before it can begin… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

New treatment direction sought in Parkinson's by blocking the blocker of a natural protection
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Oxidative stress plays a big role in the brain cell loss that occurs in Parkinson's disease. Now scientists have their sights on a protein that inhibits one of the body's natural protections against it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Together for more food safety in Europe and its neighboring countries
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Strawberries from Spain, tomatoes from the Netherlands, spices from Morocco and citrus fruits from Georgia -- the globalization of food production and food trading is posing new challenges for consumer health protection. The range of foods is getting bigger and their safety has to be guaranteed in increasingly more complex supply chains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jupiter Medical Center recruits new CEO from Georgia
The hospital has been steadily expanding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Georgia hospitals remain 40th in the nation in patient safety
A new report from health care watchdog The Leapfrog Group shows that Georgia hospitals have a long way to go in improving patient safety. According to the latest report, Georgia hospitals rank 40th in the nation. It’s estimated that there are more than 1,000 deaths every day from preventable medical errors. Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog, said in a statement that "errors and infections in hospitals are the third lead ing cause of death in America, and people deserve to know which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Georgia Supreme Court rejects Northside Hospital's bid to shield financial records
The Georgia Supreme Court on Nov. 2 reversed a lower court's ruling that allowed Northside Hospital to bar access to its financial records, according to Georgia Health News.   The long gestating case concerns whether the nonprofit hospital should be subject to Georgia's open records law. Northside has rejected past requests for information on financial documents and argued it is not subject to the law, because it is a private nonprofit and not a public entity.  Just ice Nels Peterson wrote that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

WATCH: Georgia toddler's kidney transplant in limbo
AJ Burgess desperately needs a kidney transplant and his father was deemed the perfect match. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UGA, Sanofi Pasteur develop new broadly protective vaccines for H3N2 influenza
(University of Georgia) Researchers have developed a vaccine candidate that protects against multiple co-circulating strains of H3N2 influenza isolated over five seasons following testing in mouse and ferret models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospital giant HCA outlines the financial toll of recent hurricanes
The effects of the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida on the health care industry are beginning to come to light. In a news release reporting HCA Healthcare Inc.'s third-quarter financial results, the Nashville-based company said it estimates $140 million in lost revenue and additional expenses, or 24 cents per diluted share, as a result of hurricanes Harvey and Irma’s impact on the company's Corpus Christ i, Houston, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina facilities. That number is prior to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Southeastern Consortium for Dermatology meets in Augusta this week
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) About 200 dermatologists will be coming to Augusta this week for the 41st Annual Southeastern Consortium for Dermatology. The Nov. 3-5 consortium features keynote speaker Dr. Kim Yancey, chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, discussing Blistering Diseases: Then and Now, during the Herbert Z. Lund Lecture at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Augusta Convention Center in downtown Augusta, see http://www.secdermmeeting.org/. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Open Enrollment for Obamacare Begins, Confusion Reigns
The Affordable Care Act ’ s fifth open enrollment season starts Wednesday, but after months of attacks in Washington, many consumers are confused about the law. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Trump, Donald J Macon (Ga) Georgia Source Type: news

Better Together: How Cross-Agency Data Sharing Can Improve the Care Continuum for People Living with HIV/AIDS
Georgia has leveraged an existing data use agreement (DUA) to gather data across agencies and is using that data to target key improvements to improve rates of virologic suppression in HIV-infected, Medicaid beneficiaries. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Grant to help expand opioid abuse treatment
The opioid crisis is ravaging communities across Georgia. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 31, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Fitzgerald Source Type: news

Disparities in Preventive Dental Care Among Children in Georgia
Study compared access to preventive dental care among low-income children eligible for public dental insurance to access among children with private dental insurance and/or high family income (>400% of the federal poverty level) in Georgia, and the effect of policies toward increasing access to dental care for low-income children. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - October 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Quarantine'Makes No Sense' in Controlling HIV Why Quarantine'Makes No Sense' in Controlling HIV
Controversy spurred by comments from Georgia state representative Dr Betty Price on HIV is addressed by Dr Paul Sax.Medscape HIV/AIDS (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

Women Who Mean Business: Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the CDC
Fitzgerald previously served as the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health and state health officer from 2011 to 2017. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Georgia Department of Public Health: Caring for state's elderly will require more workers
Rapid growth in Georgia ’s elderly population has numerous implications, and presents plenty of challenges, to players in the state’s health care business. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Martin Sinderman Source Type: news

A maternal death from self-induced medical abortion: a call for action - Berdzuli N, Pestvenidze E, Lomia N, Stray-Pedersen B.
OBJECTIVES: In Georgia, which has a longstanding, liberalised abortion law, the abortion procedure is generally safe if it is performed in a medical facility. However, when socioeconomic barriers prevent women from seeking safe abortion services, some risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tourassi named top scientist at ORNL's annual Awards night
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Georgia Tourassi of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate has received the ORNL Director's Award for Outstanding Individual Accomplishment in Science and Technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rousing masses to fight cancer with open source machine learning
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Sharing is caring in the fight against cancer with this new open source software project to predict cancer drug effectiveness. Georgia Tech researchers have kicked off the project with a program they tested to be about 85% effective in making predictions in individual patient treatments in their new study. It's free for the downloading, and the study details the research behind it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Atlanta's Top 25 Hospitals
SOURCES: 2016 Annual Hospital Financial Survey& Addenda, Georgia Department of Community Health; Atlanta Business Chronicle research (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Georgia's Top 10 HMOs
SOURCES: Atlanta Business Chronicle research and 2016 annual reports filed with the Georgia Insurance Commissioner ’s Office (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study: Daydreaming May Be Sign Of Intelligence
BOSTON (CBS) – Does your mind tend to wander when you’re supposed to be staying focused? A new study from Georgia Tech suggests that daydreaming isn’t necessarily a bad thing and may be a sign of intelligence. Researchers looked at more than 100 people and found that those who reported more frequent daydreaming scored higher on intellectual and creativity tests and had more efficient brains, in general. The researchers say people with efficient brains may have too much brain capacity to stop their minds from wandering. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news