Family caregivers of military vets need their own support
Larry Barfield returned home to southwest Georgia from military duty in Iraq nine years ago. Barfield was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, a result of regular mortar attacks and what he witnessed as a Navy construction mechanic. His wife, Pam, 54, is his full-time caregiver, helping him cope with... Read more
Outcomes Health Information Solutions, based in Alpharetta in northern metro Atlanta, has launched a company that aims to address gaps in the medical care of seniors. SeniorCare will send nurse practitioners into people’s homes to assess the health of individual seniors and send the information to the appropriate insurers... Read more
Dianna Massey of Norcross says respite care greatly helped her family when her mother had Alzheimer’s disease. For years, “she was aggressive and combative,’’ Massey said. Before her mother died four years ago, her father was able to afford respite care – short-term help so the caregiver can have... Read more
Med students make history in corridors of Athens hospitals (video)
A major cultural shift is under way in the two community hospitals that have been serving Athens for generations. In such a storied university town, it may seem surprising that the change did not happen long ago. While medical students are a part of the landscape at big university... Read more
Nancy Humberstone fought an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease before passing away last year. She was just 65 years old when she died. Humberstone, of Gainesville, was an Emory University professor of physical therapy. But the disease, as it slowly took its toll on her brain, made her unable... Read more

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