Category: Health

Affordable Care Outlook

Athens, Ga.–  Today, Insure Georgia visited the Athens-Clarke County Library. This organization helps people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Healthcare Act, despite President-Elect Trump’s vow to repeal the act. Kate Malone is a healthcare navigator with Insure Georgia. She says the primary goal of this company is to help people sign up for…

A Burger and a Side Salad

It takes about three minutes to get through your favorite fast food line– and experts say only a extra few seconds will turn your quick meal into a healthy delight. It’s National Fast Food Day! …And Athens resident LaKeisha Fleming is sticking to her fresh, green diet by ordering a large side salad for lunch. Athens Bone and Joint…

Wildfires in Georgia

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA2cyo2q_hE&w=560&h=315] Wildfires are continuing to burn in the North Georgia mountains and the smoke from the fires in still drifting down to the Athens area. Michael Becker at the Georgia Forestry Commission said it is likely that this will continue for a a couple of days because of the current and future wind directions.…

“Unhealthy” Air Quality in Northeast Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. — Smoke continued to spread across Northeast Georgia Wednesday morning, obscuring the blue sky and causing health problems for people with asthma or lung conditions. In Rabun County, Georgia, the sheriff’s office is investigating two possible arson fires, including the so-called Rock Mountain Fire, which is listed as a “large fire” by the USDA Forest Service,…

Post Election Stress

While some UGA students are joining other groups across the country in protest, there’s one thing they aren’t doing. They aren’t seeking university counseling like students at some other schools. Kristine Groft, a Public Relations Coordinator for the the University of Georgia Health Center, said Thursday that the Center has yet to have students request…

Oconee County Water Boil Advisory

NOTICE: This is not the same boil advisory from previous weeks. Diana Raber from the Office of Director of Oconee Utilities Department says that a boil water advisory is active for some Oconee County residents on Mars Hill Rd. until further notice. The boil advisory is due to a planned water service outage that concluded…

Don’t Let Pinktober Fool You

You can easily see that it’s Pinktober from all of the businesses decked in pink during the month of October for breast cancer awareness. What’s hard to see is where exactly your dollars are going when you give to a cause. According to Breast Cancer Action, pinkwashing is a tool used by companies to promote…

Boil Water Advisory for Oconee County

A boil water advisory has been issued to the following areas in Oconee County: city of Watkinsville, Barnett Shoals Road, Simonton Bridge Road and Greensboro Highway. This advisory is due to a severe water main break and interruption of service. The Oconee County Utility Department sent out an email and posted about the water break on social…

Simple Swabs Turn Students Into Saviors

When Usha Kaila’s sister was only 5 years old, a severe medical scare showed just how important bone marrow donations can be. “She was getting bruises really easily. We went to the doctor to kinda figure out what that was. And, she was needing blood transfusions, because she had a blood condition where her bone…

“It’s the victim’s choice:” Why Many Victims Don’t Report Rape

ATHENS, Ga. — Only one report of rape in the past three years on the University of Georgia resulted in an arrest. Below, see the executive director of a sexual assault center in Athens break down why that happens. By: Dillon Richards   This content is still developing. Please return for the latest updates, and…