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Downtown Cartersville’s Historic Wellness Walk in development


Placing an educational spin on physical activity, the Community Health Network is creating the Downtown Cartersville’s Historic Wellness Walk in partnership with Bartow History Museum and Cartersville Downtown Development Authority.
Source: Cartersville Daily Tribune News

 Newton and Rockdale medical centers score high on Consumer Reports rankings
Newton and Rockdale medical centers both scored a four out of a possible five on their overall surgery rating, according to the report released in late July.
Source: Rockdale Citizen

 Opening of VA clinic in Oakwood pushed to September 9
Source: Gainesville Times

State employee health plans to exclude abortions
The Georgia Department of Community Health revealed Thursday at an agency board meeting that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia will be confirmed as the winner of two major contracts in the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), which covers more than 650,000 state employees, teachers, other school personnel, retirees and dependents. UnitedHealthcare, which protested the initial notice to award the bid to Blue Cross, is expected to fight that decision in the courts.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Anti-smoking battle taken outdoors
Outdoor smoking bans have nearly doubled in the last five years, with the tally now at nearly 2,600 and more are in the works.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Former Brunswick funeral home to be recovery space for women 
Grace House will provide space for up to 16 women who have completed drug and alcohol rehab programs.
Source: Georgia Times-Union

• Volunteers renovate Grace House 
Source: Brunswick News 

State’s hospital admissions among lowest in nation
For every 1,000 residents, Peach Staters had only 97 admissions in 2012 — 15th lowest among the states.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle


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