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
A pharmacist finds his niche at a service-oriented site
Revelations can happen anywhere. Georgia pharmacist Garrett Strawn’s flash of awareness came in a fairly mundane setting. He was in a glassed-in pharmacy at the rear of a big chain store in Rome. He was flanked by shelves loaded with pills and tablets, creams and ointments, injectables and inhalers... Read more
Living with disability helps steer young doctor into fascinating specialty
Editor’s note: Five and a half years ago, Hammad Aslam started medical school in Athens, and his story appeared then in Georgia Health News. This is an update of his medical journey. A video is included below. Hammad Aslam has always wanted to be a doctor. He knew that... Read more
Community paramedicine: Unclogging ERs by helping people at home
Three years ago, Grady Health System in Atlanta was getting thousands of 911 calls from people with mental health problems. Some were calling up to 30 times a month for emergency help. A large majority of these people were transported by ambulance to the Grady Memorial Hospital ER, said... Read more
Feds to investigate Waycross cancer mystery
A federal agency that investigates hazardous substances has accepted a community petition to investigate possible environmental links to cancers in the Waycross area. Much of the residents’ concern recently has centered on three childhood cases of rhabdomyosarcoma and one case of Ewing sarcoma in and near Ware County, in... Read more

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