Victoria Knight

Graduate Assistant/Health Reporter

Victoria Knight is a graduate assistant and health reporter for WUGA. She is currently a master's student studying health and medical journalism at the University of Georgia, and has a bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Tennessee. Victoria helps with daily news updates, as well as co-hosts and produces the weekly segment, Georgia Health News.

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Georgia Health News is our weekly feature that keeps you up to date on what's happening in health around the state. This week, Andy Miller and Victoria Knight talk about how Georgia improved its previous "failing" ranking in regards to the opioid epidemic. 

UGA professor Karen Tinsley’s memorial service was held Monday afternoon in the UGA Chapel.

 

Karen Tinsley, a professor in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and avid cyclist in the community, died last week after a truck hit her bike from behind in Oconee County. 

 

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Georgia Health News is our weekly feature that keeps you up to date on what's happening in health around the state. This week, Andy Miller and Victoria Knight discuss the top health-related measures that made it through the state's spring legislative session. 

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A UGA professor died last night as a result of a bicycle accident off of Astondale Road in Bishop. Karen Tinsley, a resident of Watkinsville, was riding her bicycle on Astondale Road close to 7 p.m.

Georgia State Patrol told WUGA that a Ford-150 truck was traveling too closely to the bicycle and struck from behind. Tinsley was thrown from her bicycle. She was then taken to Piedmont Athens Regional where she was pronounced deceased.

Tinsley was a professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and had worked at UGA since 2004. 

Governor Deal issued a new statement this afternoon on the Blue Cross and Piedmont Healthcare dispute. 

On Tuesday, Governor Deal announced that the state and the University System of Georgia will absorb all out-of-network claims for the next 30 days, for employees who need to see Piedmont providers. Deal said that he wanted to make sure all employees and their families had uninterrupted access to the care they need.

 

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