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However, public health overall sees improvements during recessions, according to the World Health Organization.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Grant to Georgia Regents University to fund study of sickle cell disease
Exactly how sickle cell disease causes damage in the lungs and kidneys and creates pain crises is the subject of an $8.8 million, five-year grant to researchers at Georgia Regents and Rutgers universities.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemotherapy doses
Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they should. They use ideal weight or cap the dose out of fear about how much treatment an obese patient can bear. Yet research shows that bigger people handle chemo better than smaller people do.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/AP
Gentiva Health Services buying Harden Healthcare
Atlanta-based Gentiva will become a preferred provider for Harden’s 49 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Texas in the $408.8 million deal.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Floyd Medical Center’s egg drop had ‘eggcellent’ turnout
Floyd Medical Center’s technological department hosted their third annual “Geek Week” egg drop and 40 students took part.
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Flu vaccines available in Southwest Public Health District
Source: Albany Herald