How transportation can impact health in Atlanta
More than one in five U.S. adults missed a medical appointment last year because they didn't have a way to get to it, according to a report by the Urban Institute.
- It's a problem that disproportionately affects women and households of color.
Marietta police partner cops and clinicians for mental health crises
The Marietta Police Department has joined a growing number of law enforcement agencies with units focused on responding to mental health crises.
Why it matters: Along with solving crimes, police officers increasingly must also serve as crisis responders for people battling mental health issues.
Allergy season has gotten longer in Atlanta
Allergy season in Atlanta increased by 34 days on average between 1970 and 2021, per an analysis from Climate Central, a nonprofit climate news organization, Alex Fitzpatrick and Alice Feng report.
- That's based on the number of days between the last freeze each spring and the first freeze each fall — essentially, the annual window during which seasonal allergy sufferers are most likely to rely on their antihistamine of choice to get by each day.
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