SPECIAL TO SEGAZINE
Director Leslie Wiggins met with reporters on Thursday to detail steps being taken at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Those steps include assigning VA-licensed social workers to contracted mental health facilities and creating a tracking system for mental health patients referred to outside facilities.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
Video: City of Milledgeville fighting childhood obesity
Dr. Jim Lidstone applied for and received a $3,600 federal grant to fight obesity in the city. Using it, he created Live Healthy Baldwin, which is a push to get the entire community to eat right and exercise, especially children.
Controlling inflammation may stem obesity
Researchers at UGA are testing new treatments they hope will one day stem the tide of obesity and the potentially life-threatening illnesses that accompany it.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle