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The county ranks highest in life expectancy.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
Georgia improves infant mortality rates, but maternal mortality rates are up
Georgia’s rate dropped from 8.4 infant deaths per 1,000 live births from 2002 to 2006 to 7.3 deaths during the 2007-2011 period. That translates to more than 550 fewer infant deaths during the most recent period.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
UGA researchers say inflammation may be key to obesity-related disease
Scientists from UGA’s College of Pharmacy department of pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences demonstrate the key to stopping obesity may lie in controlling inflammation.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
J. Thomas Shepherd named chief operating officer of Gwinnett Medical Center
Shepherd had been named interim COO in December.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post