Health facts about Georgia that may surprise you
Some health stories from Georgia are not particularly big or particularly new. But that doesn’t mean they’re not interesting. Here are a few things we think are worth noting, with illustrations to help you remember them. The founder with a big heart: James Oglethorpe’s concern for public health was one... Read more
‘Dashboard’ spells out the health of 500 cities — including several in Georgia
How healthy is your city? A newly released “City Health Dashboard’’ tracks 36 measures affecting health for the 500 largest U.S. cities – those with populations of about 66,000 or more. In Georgia, 11 cities were measured on factors ranging from education and poverty to their rates of chronic... Read more
Can new coating for medical devices do what antibiotics can’t?
A new coating for medical devices that are inserted into the body could help prevent infections, according to researchers in the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering. They developed a technology called LINOREL — or liquid-infusing nitric oxide-releasing silicone — that can coat devices such as catheters and surgical... Read more
Dangerous dust: Silica exposure haunts former workers in an iconic Georgia industry
Ed Scarborough worked as a sandblaster in the granite industry for 20 years, until his health gave out. He says he knew that getting into such a line of work was risky, but in Elberton, “there really isn’t much else.” He was born and raised in Elberton, a historic... Read more
A slip or a blip? After improvements, air quality in metro Atlanta gets worse
Metro Atlanta used to pile up a ton of bad air quality days. They came so often that ‘’Smog Alert’’ popped up as a regular part of summertime conversation. In recent years, though, the American Lung Association reported the air quality in metro Atlanta and Georgia to be improving,... Read more

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