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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Brenda Goodman

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News continue to discuss the news of dangerous ethylene oxide exposure in Georgia , including reactions from Smyrna and Covington residents who have been affected.

This week on the Georgia Health Report, our hosts being to unpack an investigation by WebMD and Georgia Health News into ethylene oxide exposure in Georgia.

In part one of a two-part series, Lauren and Andy cover why ethylene oxide is dangerous and how the EPA learned about its link to cancer. 

Read the investigation and follow up coverage on Georgia Health News.

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Georgia's Department of Community Health recently announced that it has a backlog of around 200 complaints filed against nursing homes across the state, covering issues from dirty bathrooms to patients developing bed sores. 

This week on the Georgia Health Report, Lauren and Andy discuss how the nursing shortage is linked to the backlog and the complaints themselves.

Sally Goza

A prominent Georgia pediatrician took a trip to Texas to see for herself how children in Customs and Border Patrol facilities were faring. And what she observed disturbed her.

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News share some of her observations.

Singing for Parkinson's choir sings to improve health

Jul 12, 2019

Over 20,000 people in Georgia are living with Parkinson’s disease, which in its later stages can inhibit the ability to speak and swallow.

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss how a new choir is using song to improve the health of Parkinson’s patients.

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