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Government Information: Health Info.

Research Guide for Government Information resources

Searching for periodical articles and health information

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)  --

    CDC page -  updated Monday, Wednesday, Friday

    AJC page - focus is Atlanta and statewide

    World Health Organization (WHO) page

     Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE  -- visual dashboard of statistics worldwide

    U.S. State Dept. page - notes info. re students on foreign study programs


Sources listed below are standard medical reference sources :

Phone hotlines: 

    State of Georgia:  844-442-2681 -- call before seeing your Doctor

    Fulton County - 404-613-8150 -- to  get test results; speak to a nurse

Food Safety


Health Data

Health Insurance

Sen. Cassidy's website for the bills/proposals has links to texts of these proposals/bills -- "Graham-Cassidy", or "Cassidy-Graham", or "Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson"

"Graham-Cassidy" bill, on Sen. Cassidy's website, mid-Sept. 2017 (140 pages)

"Graham-Cassidy" bill, rev. LYN17744, on Sen. Cassidy's website, Sept. 24 or Sept.25, 2017 (146 pages)

"Graham-Cassidy" bill, most recent, LYN 17752, on Sen. Cassidy's website, Sept. 25, 2017 (also 146 pages)

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148)

    Health and Human Services (HHS) website has:   benefits info. in "plain language"

            Key features (includes timeline of implementation)

           Georgia impact -- How the Health Care Law is Making a Difference for the People of Georgia

           It also links to the official text - in pdf, about 900 pages [from GPO - the pdf and plain text are also available via GPO's FDSys database]

    Legislative history:  Library of Congress [detailed] ; GPO [brief, but links to text] - If you are currently uninsured, you can get insurance and info. here, from the U.S. government's "health insurance marketplace" 



Health Info.

Medical Devices

Below are GT subscription databases [offsite access is for GT faculty, staff, and students for academic use]. 

Non-GT users may use these onsite, in the Library. Note: GALILEO is a consortia that allows access to some general databases for Georgia citizens - check with your local public library; some of these are available.


The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has a help line, staffed by its information specialists --  Mon.-Fri., 9:00am to 9:00pm [Eastern time]


or, email at:

Hospitals and Nursing Homes