Georgia (U.S. state)

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Georgia (U.S. state)

Georgia (IPA: /ˈdʒɔːrdʒə/), officially the State of Georgia, is a state in the Southeastern United States. It is bordered by Florida to the south, Alabama to the west, Tennessee and North Carolina to the north, and South Carolina and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.


The state is named after King George II of Great Britain. The name "Georgia" is the feminine form of "George", from the Greek word "georgos" (γεωργός), meaning "farmer" or "earth-worker".

Health and Medicine in Georgia

Georgia is home to several nationally recognized medical institutions. The Emory University School of Medicine and the Morehouse School of Medicine are two of the most prominent medical schools in the state. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a major agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

The state also has a number of hospitals, including the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, which is one of the largest hospitals in the United States. Other notable hospitals include the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Shepherd Center, a leading spinal cord and brain injury treatment center.

Georgia's healthcare system also includes a network of public health departments that operate at the county level, providing services such as immunizations, health screenings, and disease control efforts.

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