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Weekly restaurant health inspections for April 6

Each week the Daily Post takes a snapshot of recent health scores from around the county that have been released by the Gwinnett County Health Department.

Emory, WellStar commit to planning merger

The preliminary talks are over: Now Emory and WellStar officials will move forward on creating a merged health care system.

Emory, Aetna create lastest ACO care model

Emory Healthcare and Aetna are teaming up in a collaboration known as an “accountable care organization’’ (ACO), which aims to enhance patient care and reduce costs. ACOs are networks of hospitals and doctors — and sometimes insurers — that arose as a central feature of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

HEALTH BRIEFS: Georgia First Lady visits new Braselton hospital

A look at local health news.

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NGMC Braselton sees first patients

The 100-bed hospital opened its doors for the first time Wednesday.

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Grady, Blue Cross reach deal after long deadlock

Grady Health System and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia announced Monday that they have agreed to a new contract effective April 1.

Weekly restaurant health inspections for March 30

Each week the Daily Post takes a snapshot of recent health scores from around the county that have been released by the Gwinnett County Health Department.

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Special needs adaptive equipment lending library aims to close the gaps

A pediatrician who serves special needs patients has developed an organization to lend equipment to families who are caught in a gap or gray area between insurance approvals and government assistance. In many cases, even if insurance approves a gait trainer, bath chair, walker, stander, or other equipment, it could take several months.

Agreement smooths way for autism bill

The impasse over Georgia’s autism coverage bill has ended. A compromise between House and Senate leaders, announced Thursday, would clear the way for a vote on the measure before the General Assembly session ends next week.

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Braselton hospital opens next week

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton was 10 years in the making.

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Two-year quest for medical cannabis in Georgia has a successful end in sight

The eight diagnoses in line for this treatment are cancer; ALS; seizure disorders related to epilepsy or trauma related head injuries; multiple sclerosis; Crohn’s disease; mitochondrial disease; Parkinson’s disease; and sickle-cell disease.

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Autism bill appears stalled in Georgia House

Senate Bill 1 would require many health insurance plans to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA), a treatment designed to help young children with autism reach their full potential in learning ability.

Weekly restaurant health inspections for March 23

Each week the Daily Post takes a snapshot of recent health scores from around the county that have been released by the Gwinnett County Health Department.

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Medical cannabis bill scores key victory

Georgia’s medical marijuana proposal took what its chief sponsor called “a giant leap’’ forward Thursday by passing a Senate committee after a long, emotional hearing.