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Georgia Tipoffs: Public Policy Newsletter for Thursday December 21, 2017 ( 7 items )  

Alumna Thommi Lawson Receives Award From National Board for Certified Counselors
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Mercer University issued the following news: Mercer University alumna Dr. Thommi Lawson, LPC, NCC, was recently awarded the 2017 Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) Training Award by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Foundation. Only one recipient is selected per year for the ACS Award, which is intended to advance the professional identity and development of counselors throughout the nation ensuring the highest standards of clinical practice for th  more

Court Says Atlanta Policies Violate First Amendment Freedoms of Former Fire Chief, Others
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: A federal district court ruled Wednesday that city of Atlanta rules which led to the termination of Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran are unconstitutional. The court found that the city's policies restricting non-work speech, like a book for Christian men that Cochran wrote, are too broad and allow city officials to unconstitutionally discriminate against views with which they disagree. "The government can't  more

Emory Healthcare Among First in Georgia to Treat Patients With New Spinal Cord Stimulator for Chronic Pain
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Emory Healthcare is the first hospital system in North Georgia to offer patients access to a new spinal cord stimulator to help relieve chronic pain. The FDA-approved device, known as the Intellis System, is the world's smallest implantable spinal cord neurostimulator. The first Emory device was successfully implanted at Emory Johns Creek Hospital in October and is also currently   more

Georgia's Dem Gov Primary Gets Even Uglier As Abrams-Evans Feud Escalates
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 -- The Republican Governors Association issued the following news release: The fight for the Georgia Democrat gubernatorial nomination has begun to get even uglier as Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans continue to viciously attack one another in hopes of winning liberal primary voters. Yesterday, in her newest attack on Evans, Abrams assailed her opponent's record on firearms, accusing her of backing "extreme and horrifying legislation." Evans fired back, blasting Abrams for lev  more

International Rendering Symposium to Examine Industry Challenges and Opportunities in the Rendering Industry at 2018 IPPE
TUCKER, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association issued the following news release: Will AAFCO definition changes affect your products? Does the current pet food customer understand or care about rendered ingredients? These and other hot topics will be featured at the International Rendering Symposium, held Feb. 1-2, at the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta. Hosted by the National Renderers Association and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTR  more

Researchers Find Increase in Global Mortality Rates Associated With Seasonal Flu
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: A multinational study that analyzed data from 47 countries over 15 years shows a worldwide increase in annual deaths caused by seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses. Published in The Lancet, the study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and global partners in collaboration with Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. A. Danielle Iuliano, PhD  more

Skin Immunization by Microneedle Patch Overcomes Statin-Induced Suppression of Flu Vaccine Response in Mice
ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec. 20 -- Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center issued the following news release: Health, Research, School Of Medicine, Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Infectious Diseases, Influenza, Georgia Tech, Health Sciences Research Statin therapy is prescribed for 20 percent of the US population over the age of 40 and nearly 50 percent of the population over 75 years old to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels. Although statins  more