WUGA Health Desk

Friday afternoon at 5:44 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 5:35 p.m.
  • Hosted by Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller

The WUGA Health Desk presents a weekly program, Georgia Health Report, focused on health news and issues facing Georgians. The program features news and commentary from Andy Miller of Georgia Health News and is hosted by UGA College of Public Health health writer Lauren Baggett. 

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Hospitals Offer Nurses Sign On Bonuses

Jun 11, 2021

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the large sign on bonuses some Georgia hospitals are offering to build up their nursing staff.

The Health Report: Poultry Waste Lawsuit

Jun 3, 2021

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss a lawsuit filed by residents in Oglethorpe and Wilkes counties over health concerns related to one farm’s alleged misuse of poultry waste.

The Health Report: Removing Vaccination Barriers

May 27, 2021

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss continuing efforts and barriers to get more people vaccinated in Georgia’s Black and Latino communities.

The Changing Healthcare Landscape in Georgia

May 14, 2021

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the sale of several independent hospitals to Piedmont Healthcare and what this says about healthcare’s shifting landscape.

The Health Report: Autism and the Pandemic

May 6, 2021

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss how Georgians on the autism spectrum have been coping during the pandemic.

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