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Jim Burress

Jim Burress appears in the following:

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

African health officials are partnering with the U.S. to build a continentwide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is a more rapid response to health emergencies, such as Ebola.

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When Corporations Take The Lead On Social Change

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Some big names in business pushed back this week against "religious freedom" laws in Indiana and Arkansas. In 1964, it was Coca-Cola pushing Atlanta's white elites to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

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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.

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This year, at Emory University's global health challenge, students had to come up with clever solutions for a pressing problem. Only it wasn't a superbug. It was the extreme violence in Honduras.

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Georgia's 'Coverage Gap' Leaves Many Uninsured

Friday, November 21, 2014

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Atlanta Hospital Prepares To Treat 2 Ebola Patients

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus are being flown from West Africa to the U.S. Emory University Hospital says they'll be in a state-of-the-art containment unit.

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Georgia Hospital System Partners With Royal Philips

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Medical equipment manufacturers operate largely on a supply and demand model. But a new agreement between Georgia Regents Health System and Royal Philips means Philips will take on a new role. It will supply equipment and help the hospital achieve its mission of delivering better care to patients at a lower cost.

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