ATLANTA - Georgia and other states with low COVID-19 vaccination rates are in a race against time with fast-replicating variants of the virus, a faculty member at the Morehouse School of Medicine said Thursday.
Northside Duluth Surgical Group recently announced that doctors Michael A. Hall and Craig McCready joined its practice at the start of this month.
PCOM Georgia’s Chief Campus Officer Bryan Ginn, Jr., was recently named the recipient of the Robert S. Stubbs II Guardian of Ethics Award by the Rotary Club of Gwinnett for the 2020-2021 year.
Gwinnett County police are launching a new pilot program with View Point Health to offer mental health services when officers are called to respond to incidents involving people experiencing behavioral health crises.
Georgia’s two U.S. senators are pushing legislation to let Georgia and 11 other states that have not expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act do so through a new “look-alike” federal program.
Since there are no family members or people on the Be The Match registry who are bone marrow or blood stem cell matches for Joshua, whose last name is not being disclosed by Be The Match, a drive-thru cheek swabbing event will be held at Rhodes Jordan Park in Lawrenceville on Saturday.
ATLANTA — A coalition of mental health and substance abuse organizations is pushing for Georgia to do something about the state’s dismal status as 51st in the nation in access to mental health care.
A recent NARCAN nasal spray kit donation to the Norcross Police Department is part of an ongoing effort GUIDE Inc. has launched to raise funds to purchase NARCAN kits for local law enforcement agencies.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center officials recently gathered with their counterparts from Longstreet Clinic and Northeast Georgia Physicians Group on Thursday to ceremonially open its new Braselton Cancer Center.
ATLANTA - State health officials are asking the federal government’s permission to delay the implementation date of a limited, Georgia-specific expansion of Medicaid for at least a month.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp Tuesday issued what is expected to be the last statewide public health emergency of the coronavirus pandemic era.
Gwinnett County sheriff's deputies handle arrest warrants and help catch bad guys in the county, but the Sheriff's Office is looking to tackle another issue facing the Gwinnett County community: mental health.
Gwinnett County parents can log onto their computers or pull out their phones and learn about the dangers of vaping with their kids on Thursday night.
ATLANTA - With COVID-19 vaccinations lagging in Georgia, a newly formed coalition launched an initiative Tuesday to convince unvaccinated Georgians to get tested for the virus.
A Marietta man who was serving as the chief operating officer at a network security company is facing more than a dozen charges for allegedly conducting a cyberattack against Gwinnett Medical Center in September 2018.
Life Care Center of Lawrenceville, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, recently announced Travis Harper as its new executive director.
Emory Johns Creek Hospital celebrated the completion of a facility expansion Wednesday. The hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the expansion, which adds two new floors and 40 additional beds to the hospital in addition to a new parking deck for the facility.
As part of a swing through Gwinnett County on Monday, Gov. Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp attended a groundbreaking for a new Department of Juvenile Justice shelter in Gwinnett County that will help child victims of commercial sexual exploitation on Monday.
PCOM Georgia held its commencement May 27 at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, graduating 246 physicians, pharmacists and physical.
One sign of the severity of Georgia’s nurse shortage can be seen in the bonuses offered to experienced RNs to join a hospital workforce.
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education granted initial accreditation to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program following its spring 2021 meeting.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp signed an executive order Tuesday prohibiting state agencies, state service providers, and state properties from requiring COVID-19 vaccine passports.
The county announced on its website on Friday that Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson issued an executive order a day earlier to rescind the mask mandate she put in place earlier this year.
For some people who’ve survived a coronavirus infection, certain symptoms persist even after the virus itself dies off. Since spring 2020, patients around the world have reported a persistent post-COVID “brain fog” — difficulty thinking, remembering, and sustaining attention — even though physical and cognitive examinations reveal no obvious signs of impairment.
Eligible Gwinnett County Public Schools students and their families will soon have the opportunity to sign up for and receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine thanks to a collaboration with Walmart, the Atlanta Gladiators and the Gladiators foundation.
Gwinnett County recently announced the 25 sites that will be used for this year's Gwinnett Summer Meal Program.
Merging their faith with their passion for medicine and education, Gwinnett County philanthropists Clyde and Sandra Strickland recently established an endowed doctoral scholarship fund at PCOM Georgia.
The Gwinnett County Fairgrounds was buzzing once again on Saturday as attendees of the seventh annual Generations Expo: 50+ Boomers and Seniors live event went booth by booth collecting topical information.
The Gwinnett Daily Post will present its seventh annual Generations Expo: 50+ Boomers & Seniors live event Saturday at the Expo Hall at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.
The parents of a Gwinnett County teen who died four years ago from fentanyl poisoning are looking to help other families prevent the same thing from happening to them with a special event coming up this month.
Gwinnett County will get about $181.85 million in coronavirus recovery funds from the federal government, the U.S. Treasure Department announced on Monday.
While the event — which is regularly heralded as the world's largest Relay For Life event — traditionally has a carnival-like atmosphere, this year's event was more subdued and done as a two-hour "drive-in relay."
Piedmont Healthcare is adding four HCA hospitals to its network, including Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, in a deal valued at close to $1 billion.
Health leaders and elected officials will gathering virtually next week to talk with Gwinnett residents about COVID-19 vaccinations, supporting and preparing kids to return to school and how to meet the physical and mental needs of children during the pandemic.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp released a new executive order Friday, rolling back restrictions on bars, restaurants, live performances, conventions, sporting events in addition to other restrictions put into place about a year ago at the start of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Prescription-drug price negotiators are taking stock of new state laws that aim to clamp down on predatorial pharmaceutical practices that some companies worry could hamper efforts to lower medication costs in Georgia.
ATLANTA - The Georgians most likely to benefit from Medicaid expansion are the same low-income workers who have done the most to prop up the state’s economy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Half of Americans take no prescription drugs. At the other end of the spectrum are people like Karen Milligan. She needs several drugs and pays a lot for them.
ATLANTA — More than 40,000 Georgians have signed up for health coverage on the state exchange since a special enrollment period began in February.
Georgia has paused distribution of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of a nationwide halt after reports of blot clots in six people in the U.S. who had received the shot.
The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale Health Departments received a big donation of supplies to keep volunteers and workers safe at mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in Gwinnett and Rockdale counties this past week.
Georgia health officials said they are pausing using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at one Cumming vaccination site after multiple people experienced adverse reactions after being vaccinated this week.
Georgia’s Department of Public Health has issued a warning about a cluster of overdoses from counterfeit pills that contain fentanyl, a potent opioid drug.
Gov. Brian Kemp is set to roll back longstanding COVID-19 distancing restrictions in Georgia amid a mix of relief and concern from local businesses and public-health experts.