Nine years ago, Carla Harrison of Augusta weighed 381 pounds. “I was brought up with cornbread and to throw a little grease into the food,’’ she said. Harrison said some family members were also large, and she herself, in addition to being overweight, had high blood pressure and elevated... Read more
When the health of an aging loved one deteriorates, it’s often difficult for families to decide what medical services are right for those situations. It gets especially troublesome when families don’t have conversations beforehand with their loved ones about their wishes for health care at the end of life.... Read more
By Bernard Hammes and Nancy Desmond Ten thousand baby boomers a day are turning 65 starting this year, setting in motion an incredible demand on America’s health care system as seniors utilize Medicare like never before. The average man today can expect to live to age 76, and a... Read more
Next year, a multibillion-dollar transportation referendum will go before voters in 10 metro Atlanta counties. So far, the hotly debated items on the project list involve improvements in rail, road and bus service. But also on the list — though drawing considerably less media attention — is a $17... Read more
The Georgia legislative session has just three days remaining. But for people like Fred Brown and Mignon Fleishel, it will be an agonizing countdown. They each have an elderly mother living in a Kennesaw assisted living facility. Both women have dementia and need help with mobility. Brown and Fleishel... Read more

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