Doctors in distress: Long hours, high patient load help lead to physician burnout
In the past few months, a specter has been haunting and unsettling the medical community and way beyond: the specter of the disruptive doctor. Recent media reports show a rising number of cases in which physicians are losing control, such as surgeons throwing instruments in the operating room and... Read more
Prenatal programs for the poor need a bigger role in Georgia
Georgia recently dropped from a grade of “C” to a “D” on the March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card. The report shows 10.8 percent of our babies are born before 37 weeks of pregnancy, with some cities in the state showing an even higher rate. To put that... Read more
Big insurance deals are bad news
The past decade has witnessed dramatic consolidation in every dimension of the metro Atlanta health care market. Spurred by changes from the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are hastily marrying each other and buying up smaller medical practices in their quest to expand. Such activities tend to increase costs by... Read more
Prostate health requires public awareness
It’s counterintuitive that the second-leading cause of cancer death in men is also one of the most manageable when detected early, but this is the reality of prostate cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 220,000 American men (7,500 of them in Georgia) will be diagnosed with prostate... Read more
I should be dead. I’ve survived two cancer diagnoses, two strokes, a heart attack, kidney failure, a coma, arthritis and systematic lupus. I’ve fought my way out of a wheelchair, abandoned my crutches, and relearned how to walk. None of that would have been possible without the development of... Read more

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