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Jimmy Carter Is Out of the Hospital After Third Fall in Recent Months

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS (ATLANTA) — Former President Jimmy Carter is out of the hospital where he was treated after fracturing his pelvis in a recent fall at his home, a spokeswoman said Thursday. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in a statement that the former president had been released from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, was […]

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New veteran suicide numbers raise concerns among experts

By Leo Shane III, AIR FORCE TIMES Researchers this year changed a key metric in how they track veterans suicides in an effort to better explain the scope of the problem, but mental health advocates say it still doesn’t tell the full story. In the last four years, the official government estimate on the number […]

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Juul suspends all US sales of fruity e-cigarettes amid scrutiny

Juul dominated the e-cigarette industry, prompting the FDA to call teen vaping an “epidemic.” What does vaping do to your body? Vaping giant Juul Labs said Thursday (Oct. 18) that it will suspend online sales of its non-tobacco, non-menthol flavored e-cigarettes in the U.S. The company had already suspended retail-store sales of its mango, creme, […]

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A Reckoning at VA Atlanta hospital after years of problems

Shakeup long overdue, say military veterans, whistleblowers By Christopher Quinn, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Reprinted With Permission) Dawn Brys got an early taste of the crisis unfolding at the largest Veterans Affairs hospital in the Southeast. The Air Force vet said she went to the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Decatur last year for surgery on […]

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Readmission penalties for Medicare patients hitting dozens of Georgia hospitals

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News A Medicare initiative aimed at reducing readmissions of discharged patients is penalizing 88 percent of Georgia hospitals evaluated in the program. That’s a slightly higher percentage than the national average of 83 percent of hospitals penalized in the readmission program. The cuts in payments come as Medicare continues its […]

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Georgia Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death In Vaping Illness Outbreak

Georgia Public Health Officials Confirm Second Death In Vaping Illness Outbreak

BY SAM WHITEHEAD, Georgia Health News The CDC reports that more than 1,000 lung injury cases have been tied to e-cigarettes and vaping products. Another person has died from a vaping-related illness, as reported by Georgia health officials. This is the second death in the state tied to a nationwide outbreak of lung illness in […]

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Sexual Preference Discrimination Discussed

Sexual Preference Discrimination Discussed

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Fannin County Democrats met October 7 in the Senior Center. Vice Chair Connie Galloway was the guest speaker. Galloway introduced her spouse, Dixie Carter and stated they had been together over 19 years. Galloway played a video she made in 2015 explaining how she was fired because of […]

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President Donald Trump

Trump’s Executive Order on Medicare: Brainstorm Health

By Sy Mukherjee, Brainstorm Health-Fortune (Reprinted with Permission) The Trump administration made a pretty significant move today (Oct. 3) on health care policy—President Trump issued an executive order on Medicare aiming to further privatize the public program, which covers some 60 million elderly and disabled Americans. To be clear, Medicare already contains a significant private […]

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Citizens update BOC on Cellular 5G Dangers

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Two citizens addressed the Board of Commissioners during the public commentary portion of the September 24 meeting. Jacqueline Howard began, “I am here today to express a great concern not only to myself, but to many Fannin County residents.” Howard then explained 5G stands for 5th generation wireless […]

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FDA alerts health care professionals and patients to voluntary recall of ranitidine medicines

9/26/19: STATEMENT The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients to a voluntary recall of over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine tablets (75 mg and 150 mg), labeled by Walgreens, Walmart, and Rite-Aid and manufactured by Apotex Corp. These medicines may contain low levels of a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodi- methylamine (NDMA). Con- […]

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