Category: UGA Student Writing

Infant and maternal deaths remain a challenge in Georgia, despite progress

Experts from The March of Dimes, Healthcare Georgia Foundation and UGA’s College of Public Health painted a grim picture of how well the state addresses issues like maternal and infant deaths, preterm births and access to prenatal care.

Healthy food initiatives aim to combat the rising obesity epidemic

Strategies such as community gardens, farm-to-school programs and food-sharing were among the solutions shared by panelists on Oct. 18 during the seventh annual State of the Public’s Health Conference at the University of Georgia.

Hidden lead remains a hazard in the water of Georgia’s schools and homes

A growing mistrust of the water supply could have a negative impact on other public health initiatives, like efforts to tackle the obesity epidemic, said experts during a discussion on lead, an odorless contaminant.

Health care takes center stage in Georgia gubernatorial candidate debate

Health care was a hot-button issue in Tuesday night’s Georgia gubernatorial debate. Abrams portrayed Medicaid expansion as beneficial for both metro-Atlanta and rural Georgians, while Kemp referred to it as “expanding a broken system”.

UGA researchers simulate traumatic brain injuries in lab

The lack of therapeutic intervention has been a longstanding frustration for those who study concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. Now some University of Georgia researchers may be making headway in addressing the issue.