Health & Science

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Georgia senators passed SB 514, which would allow parents to opt their child out of school mask mandates through June of 2027.
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A panel of educators, journalists and lawyers discuss the state of Georgia's public schools over the last two years.
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Experts say all emergency contraception and birth control should be offered to all women, if medical abortions are limited.
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The Georgia Psychiatric Advance Directive Act has a plan to further help those struggling with mental health disorders.
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Season 2 Episode 3 — Jan. 28, 2022 This week on the Gold Dome Debrief, we look into the session's focus on cityhood, including the Buckhead city movement. House Speaker David Ralston introduced the Mental Health...
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The 73rd Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives (R.) explained the features and importance of the House mental health bill.
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Republicans in Georgia have proposed new bill that would prohibit the delivery of abortion pills by mail, requiring a physical exam 24 hours before.
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Just days before contract cutoff with Northside Hospital, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has named longtime Anthem official as new president of its Georgia Operation.
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Establishing 988 as the “911” for suicide prevention and mental health crisis services will make it easier for Georgians in crisis to access the help they need and decrease the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health. It is expected to increase demand on the crisis system twofold.
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Organizations that help those in long term recovery from drugs and alcohol are asking state lawmakers for $2 million to help fund Narcan for first responders, especially in more rural parts of the state.
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