Overwhelmed in the ER: A mental health crisis
This article is written by Elly Yu, a WABE reporter, and is published with permission of WABE.  A lot of us have probably been to the hospital emergency room: For a broken bone, an asthma attack, the flu. Chances are, it wasn’t the best experience. Long wait times in... Read more
In search of old ideas: Emory scientist tracks down traditional herbs in war against superbugs
This article was originally published by WABE.org It’s bubbling, buzzing, humming and rattling in the small lab on the third floor of Emory University’s anthropology building. The room is packed with drying ovens, evaporators and centrifuges. Test tubes and petri dishes pile up behind glass windows. Researchers in lab... Read more
Men need better health care, and DeKalb is helping the ones who need it most
“I’ve always been health-conscious,” said 49-year-old Sean Skeete, who attended the February ribbon-cutting ceremony at the men’s health and wellness clinic in Decatur. Skeete, who lives in Decatur’s Wesley Chapel area, knew he needed a checkup, but had no health insurance ‘’and no place to go,” he told Georgia... Read more
Hard choices in the ‘Granite Capital’: Can the local hospital be saved?
For Kathy Jossey, the idea that Elbert Memorial Hospital could one day close its doors is troubling both professionally and personally. Born and raised in Elberton — billed as “the Granite Capital of the World” — she has a long history with Elbert County’s only hospital. Jossey retired in... Read more
Sexual assault and PTSD: What’s being done for survivors
“I used to have nightmares actually, about a shadowy figure that would stand over my bed,” said M, “and it was shaped like my assailant.” M, a college student in Georgia, is a survivor of sexual assault. She has experienced PTSD since the attack a year ago. She has... Read more

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