In the past two decades, children have become more obese and have developed obesity at a younger age.
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GA Food Banks Prep for Increased Need One Year After Pandemic SNAP Ends
Georgia’s food banks are taking action to address the growing demand for their services ahead of summer break.
Clock Winds Down for Georgians to Requalify for Medicaid With Coverage for Up to 500,000 at Risk
Some people know what Alysia Cutting is talking about when she brings up Medicaid unwinding as she moves from one community event to the next in southwest Georgia.
Georgia Acts to Improve Mental Health Support for Veterans, Families
A new effort is underway in Georgia to improve mental health support for veterans and their loved ones, as Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a bill aimed at addressing high suicide rates among veterans.
Georgia Issues a Few Medical Cannabis Licenses at Last, Giving Patients Access ‘Very Soon’
After years of waiting, thousands of patients on Georgia’s medical cannabis registry may soon be able to legally receive their medicine.
Georgia Supreme Court Hears Hospital Authority’s Challenge to State Opioid Settlement
A rural south Georgia hospital authority is challenging a 2022 state law that barred local officials from suing opioid manufacturers and distributors.
Georgia Food Banks Gear Up for Summertime Demand a Year After Pandemic Food Stamp Benefits Ended
Since last summer, thousands of Georgians have turned to food banks, kitchens and shelters in order to make up for the loss of extra federal food stamp benefits that kept them from going hungry during the worst of the pandemic.
State Agency to Recommend Pay Hike for Caregivers Who Aid Georgians With Disabilities
A key state agency will recommend a slightly higher wage increase for caregivers who work with people with disabilities in Georgia and who would see a $6 hourly rate increase under the proposal.
Georgia Continues Charging So-Called Tampon Tax Despite Latest Legislative Repeal Effort
When Laura Strausfeld was a law student, she went to the drugstore to pick up a box of tampons, throwing a chapstick in on the way. Glancing at the receipt, she noticed that the tampons had a sales tax. The chapstick, however, did not.
GA Centers Combat Child-Abuse Misconceptions with Impactful Initiatives
Georgia saw more than 62,000 reports of child abuse in 2020, representing more than 120,000 children.