Old and new drugs — and often staggering costs
Alpharetta resident Robert M. Stevens has become all too familiar with the rapidly increasing cost of cancer drugs since 2006. That’s the year he began three rounds of chemo after his diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Back then, he was still working for a large corporation and had company... Read more
What doctors see in our eyes may help transform medicine
Editor’s Note: This article is published with permission from WABE. When Tracie Howard first discovered the little bump under her left upper eyelid, she thought it was a sty. A nuisance. But nothing to really worry about. She tried ointments and compresses. When those didn’t help, she decided to... Read more
Report finds charity clinic helps more than its patients
A report by University of Georgia researchers shows that an Athens-area charitable health clinic is helping to reduce the number of unnecessary ER visits. The report examined 185 new patients who began receiving health care from the Mercy Health Center from Feb. 1 to July 31, 2015, and continued... Read more
Her home showed high lead; she wasn’t told
PART THREE OF SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman and Andy Miller Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD, and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. This investigation was supported by a grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Laura, who lives in... Read more
Looking for Georgia’s lead service lines
PART TWO OF A SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman, Andy Miller, Erica Hensley, and Elizabeth Fite Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News.  Freelance writers Erica Hensley and Elizabeth Fite also contributed to this report.  This... Read more

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