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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Health & Science

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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.
Legislators favored proactive training programs throughout the state instead of harsher penalties for acts of violence against health care workers.
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The executive director of the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission expressed concerns to lawmakers over the lack of regulations for delta-8 THC as access to minors remains unrestricted.
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Experts made recommendations to the Senate Study Committee on Sickle Cell Anemia on ways to deal with the underlying issues of treating and helping individuals with sickle cell disorders.
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Misinformation is killing Georgians. Many say they don’t know who to trust or why the science keeps changing. That’s why some people refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Gov. Kemp assures Georgians still have access to monoclonal antibody treatment a recent change in the distribution model during a briefing at the Capitol on Thursday.