Georgia’s Graduating Class of 2021 Sees Significant Increase in Scores

Graduating Class is fourth in state history to beat national average on SAT For the fourth year in a row, Georgia public-school students outperformed their counterparts in the nation’s public schools on the SAT, recording a mean score of 1077 — 39 points higher than the national average for public-school students.  Georgia’s public-school class of […]

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The Medical Minute: Real-time Tumor Tracking Delivers High Cure Rates, Decreased Side Effects for Cancer Patients

Image-guided radiation therapy has evolved to include the ability to track tumors in real time during treatment. It’s improving cure rates and limiting side effects for a growing number of cancer patients. Think of it like radio making way for television. For more than a century, radiation therapy has been effective in treating cancer. From […]

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Gov. Kemp Announces HOPE Scholarship Has Helped More Than 2 Million Georgians

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) Scholarship Program has helped more than 2 million Georgia students pursue post-secondary education in Georgia. “The HOPE Scholarship Program has been a game-changer for our state and helped over 2 million Georgia students achieve greater opportunity,” said Governor Kemp. “With more than $12.6 billion awarded, […]

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Dave Says… Is Umbrella Coverage Worth It?

Dear Dave, Are umbrella insurance policies worth it, or do they just entice people to sue more frequently? Tammi Dear Tammi, I don’t think there’s any indication umbrella policies entice folks to bring lawsuits more frequently. If you hadn’t noticed, we live in a lawsuit-happy world. There are lots of greedy people out there who […]

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The Medical Minute: Reducing Stroke Risk from AFib without Blood Thinners

Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib, is a condition in which the heart beats chaotically and rapidly. As many as 6 million people in the United States and 9% of those over the age of 65 have the condition. To help prevent a stroke — a common and serious risk associated with AFib — patients are […]

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Governor Appoints 20 to the Georgia Tourism Foundation

Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced 20 appointments to the Georgia Tourism Foundation. Governor Kemp highlighted the important role of the Georgia Tourism Foundation Board of Directors during his remarks Wednesday at the 2021 Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference presented by Explore Georgia, the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). “I’m excited […]

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Piedmont Newton Welcomes Two New Gastroenterologists

Michael Cheng, M.D., and Gregory Gibson, M.D., join Piedmont Physicians Gastroenterology Newton Piedmont Newton Hospital and Piedmont Physicians Group are pleased to announce that gastroenterologists, Michael Cheng, M.D., and Gregory Gibson, M.D., have joined Piedmont Physicians Gastroenterology Newton. Their office is located at 5126 Hospital Drive, Suite 101 in Covington. Dr. Cheng Dr. Cheng is […]

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