Kristin Higgins, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is our next guest today discussing a Treatment that gives hope to patients with Unresectable Stage III Non -Cell Lung Cancer. Kristin Higgins, MD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr Higgins also serves as medical director of radiation oncology of The Emory Clinic at Winship Cancer Institute’s Clifton campus location. A board-certified radiation oncologist, Dr Higgins specializes in the treatment of lung, head and neck cancers. She treats patients at Winship Cancer Institute and Emory Proton Therapy Center. Dr Higgins is a member of multiple professional organizations including the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the American Board of Radiology, the International Association for the study of Lung Cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. For more information go to https://winshipcancer.emory.edu
Dr. Cara James for the Consortium for Medicaid and Children’s Health Operations Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to discuss how CMS is helping eligible children, teens and adults obtain health coverage through Medicaid and CHIP.
There is a strong connection between academic performance and a student’s health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one out of three children aged 5 to 17 years missed one or more school days due to illness or injury. With health coverage, you can ensure your children are better equipped to learn so they realize their full academic potential by staying healthy throughout the year.
For uninsured kids in families with limited incomes, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offer eligible children and teens up to age 19 access to immunizations, regular check-ups, eye exams, dental visits, mental health services, prescriptions, and other care that improves their ability to fully participate in classroom and after-school activities.