Jim Burress

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Some Insured Patients Still Skipping Care Because Of High Costs

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Research shows that, even with health insurance, many people put off expensive surgery, medicine and tests because they can't afford the high deductibles or copays. A few states hope to change that.

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Disease Detection Gets A Boost With Plans For A CDC In Africa

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In 1946, a malaria outbreak across the Southern U.S. catalyzed the formation of what would eventually become the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Then in 2002, China's CDC began its operations just as an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, took hold.

Now, as ...


When Corporations Take The Lead On Social Change

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Wal-Mart, Apple, Angie's List, NASCAR — some of the biggest names in business this week pushed back against "religious freedom" laws in Indiana and Arkansas. They said the laws could open the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians and were bad for their business.

Such corporate intervention is ...


Verdict Reached In Atlanta School Cheating Case

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Eleven of 12 former public school employees in Atlanta were found guilty Wednesday in one of the biggest cheating scandals in American education.


The Challenge: Curb Violence In Most Violent City. Hint: Nuns Can Help

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The most pressing health threat in the Latin American country of Honduras has nothing to do with germs or superbugs.

It's from the barrel of a gun.

Every day, patients with gunshot wounds seek treatment, overwhelming the country's few hospitals. Violence is the third leading cause of death in the ...


Georgia's 'Coverage Gap' Leaves Many Uninsured

Friday, November 21, 2014

The state did not expand Medicaid so many of their target audience — African-Americans and Latinos — may make too much to qualify for Medicaid but too little to get subsidies.


Emory Hospital Shares Lessons Learned On Ebola Care

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The same Atlanta hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient in August discharged its fourth patient Tuesday. All survived. Patients in isolation need extra emotional support, the team says.


Preventing HIV With Medicine Can Carry A Stigma

Friday, August 08, 2014

No doctor would refuse to prescribe cholesterol-lowering statins to patients because they're overweight. But despite guidelines, some doctors aren't offering preventive drugs to those at risk for HIV.


Liberians In America Help Dispel Ebola Myths Back Home

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

A phone network of families that spans continents is helping get the word out: To protect yourselves from Ebola, don't eat bush meat, get sick loved ones medical treatment and avoid their body fluids.


Atlanta Hospital Prepares To Treat 2 Ebola Patients

Saturday, August 02, 2014

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