Cold caps to fight hair loss from chemotherapy: Will the idea catch on here?
Emily Ferguson is happy when she looks in the mirror and recognizes herself, a slender and athletic woman with medium blonde hair cut at shoulder length. And she’s relieved that she doesn’t have to worry about how to cover her head when she goes for a run, or swims... Read more
Fraudsters, beware! Health IT firm launched in Georgia is after you
Health care fraud is estimated to cost the nation at least $68 billion annually — with some estimates at $230 billion or more. Musheer Ahmed wants to lower those fraud figures significantly. Ahmed has started a health information technology company to detect fraud in medical billing practices. He started... Read more
Why so many nurses get hurt on the job
“I think in every job there are hidden risks,” said Paige Cummings, director of the Athens Nurses Clinic. These are perils “that people in that area are very aware of and people on the outside may not be.” That’s certainly true of nursing. In 2015, about five of every... Read more
Safety net clinic is lifesaver for Madison County woman
While the Affordable Care Act has brought down the number of uninsured adults in the United States, huge gaps persist in how much access to care people really have. Currently, about 14 percent of Georgians are uninsured. And many of these people have problems — such as mental health... Read more
‘Dry needling’ gives pain sufferers another alternative
Troy Tribble, 41, turned to “dry needling’’ to ease his back pain and spasms. He’s had several sessions. Each time his physical therapist works on a different area. For Tribble, of Suwanee, it has made a world of difference. The change he has experienced is “in my pain level and... Read more

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