child health

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.

Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare programs covered 20,000 fewer children in 2018, according to a new report.

 

This week on the Georgia Health Report, we take a look at the numbers and what they say about the state of children’s healthcare in Georgia.

 

Georgia Health News

One in ten children in Georgia have asthma, and severe asthma attacks can send kids to the ER, causing them and their parents to miss out on school and work.

This week on the Georgia Health Report, we hear about a mobile clinic traveling to Atlanta area schools to help students stay healthy. Read more.

11Alive

The Flint water crisis reawakened health professionals and the public to the dangers of lead, and now a new federal report suggests kids may be ingesting lead through the drinking water at their schools.

In fact the report revealed that fewer than half of U.S. school districts test their drinking water for lead. But despite low testing, more than a third of schools that do test found elevated levels of lead in their water.

New York University recently released its City Health Dashboard, which measured 36 factors shaping the health for the 500 largest cities in the U.S. Rather than rank cities against one another, the dashboard offers a guide for cities to make changes to improve the residents' lives.

 

On this week’s Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss how Georgia cities, including Athens, are doing. Read more.