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
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

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