Health and Science Stories

Specialty -Tier Prescription Drug Costs – (WABE Daily News Superspot)  Blue Cross Blue Shield became the first health insurance carrier in Georgia to implement ‘specialty tier’ categories to its prescription drug coverage.  The concern among patients, doctors and other health care advocates is that ‘specialty tiered’ drugs cost too much for patients with chronic or life-threatening conditions.

flash mobSenior Awareness Flash Mob  Atlanta’s population is aging quickly. One in ten Atlantans is 60 or older, and by the year 2030, it’s expected to be to one-in-five.  Changing the way we age, and the view of the way we age is the goal of various Senior Advocates, who later today, plan to show us all just how fun aging can be.  (WABE, 9/2012)

Home Based Demensia Screening – (WABE Daily News Spot) : A new method to screen early for demensia, at home.

Another Rise in Menengitis Cases – (WABE Daily News Spot) The Centers for Disease Control is confirming more cases of fungal infection in sixteen states, due to contaminated steroid injections.

Atlantans React to High Court Decision on Health Care Law –(WABE Daily News Superspot)

bio

Biotech series for WABE, Atlanta Public Radio,2009
What is Bio? • BiofuelsCardiomems • InsulinPatch

From Trees to Tank In the Deep South, they’re looking to their forests to make cleaner, greener fuels. (The Environment Report, Public Radio, 2009)

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