Siblings of hospitalized kids need help and comfort, too
Alivia Linnekin, 7, has been battling acute myeloid leukemia since March. She has had several long stays at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, where she recently had a bone marrow transplant. When a child is diagnosed with cancer or another major disease, it can be devastating to... Read more
Clearing the air? State’s actions on toxic emissions leave confusion
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. At a community meeting in suburban Cobb County on Monday night, elected officials and environmental regulators faced hundreds of residents concerned about toxic pollution. They promised that — at least... Read more
Neighborhoods unaware of airborne cancer-causing toxin
This story is jointly reported by Brenda Goodman of WebMD and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News. Ann Singley was trying to muscle her lawnmower out of a ditch in front of her home in Covington when she felt a tug in her breast. It was a hard lump,... Read more
A medical homecoming: Doctor helps storm-ravaged Puerto Rico
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, Emory physician Dr. Carla Haack had no way of knowing whether her parents were alive or dead. Their home was in Cidra, a town in the central part of the island, where phone service was knocked out and roads were... Read more
Harmonizing for health: A choir of Parkinson’s patients
Singing isn’t new for Mike Shortal, who is 81 and lives in Sandy Springs. He loves music, and says being a member of a choir has long been one of the joys of his life. “I became an engineer because I knew I couldn’t make a career out of... Read more

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