Closing of troubled nursing home shakes small community to its core
This article is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a partnership made possible by the Ford Foundation and Grady College. More articles on health care in rural Georgia will follow this one in Georgia Health News.... Read more
Eating disorders: The many faces of a tenacious and agonizing problem
Editor’s note: All names of eating disorder sufferers are pseudonyms.   Anna was 4 years old when her father was murdered. As a small child, she didn’t get the emotional support to understand the tragedy, she says now. Anna’s family didn’t want to talk about it. Now, in her... Read more
Love, duty and stress — the life of a family caregiver
“I have cleaned bed pans. I have cleaned the potty chair,” says Carol Lively, pausing to think before counting off the next task on her fingers. “I have changed dressings. I got to learn about open wound care, and I learned about prosthetics when I was young.” Lively, who... Read more
Years of large-scale drug thefts reported at an Emory hospital
Two pharmacy employees at Emory University Hospital Midtown illegally diverted more than 1 million doses of controlled drugs in a scheme that lasted more than four years, according to a Georgia Board of Pharmacy consent order. Details of the thefts came to light in the consent order with the... Read more
People’s health — You can see a lot of it in their eyes
We tend to think of eye exams as a way to improve or protect our vision. And that’s true. But there’s more to it than that. “What many people don’t understand is the eye can reveal diseases that are not necessarily related to visual problems,” says Jeff Stovall, a... Read more

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