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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Housing for Transplant Patients and Caregivers

Nov 9, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss how a grieving family created a foundation for helping organ transplant patients and their caregivers find a place to live near their transplant hospital

Trauma Cases Increase Since the Pandemic Began

Oct 23, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss how several major Georgia hospitals report an increase in trauma cases -- from car accidents to gunshot wounds to bicycle crashes -- since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

A New Supreme Court Justice and the ACA

Oct 23, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the upcoming Supreme Court case challenging the Affordable Care Act. Will key elements of the program be declared unconstitutional? And will the nomination of a new Supreme Court justice influence the outcome?

Why is Georgia's Health Rating Dropping?

Oct 12, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss Georgia’s dropping health rating. The big issue for our state? The cost of healthcare for many Georgians is too high.

College Campus COVID Update

Oct 5, 2020

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss concerns that while COVID-19 trends are looking up across the state, Georgia’s college campuses are still reporting high numbers of new infections compared to other states.

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