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
Commentary: Guns in homes can endanger children
With the mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Fla., earlier this year, gun violence has again become a subject of debate in the public health arena. Pediatricians have taken a strong interest in trying to lower the risk of gun injury and death for children. Dr. Bob Wiskind,... Read more
As a pediatrician, I see guns as a threat to our children
Recently I attended an American Academy of Pediatrics gathering of pediatricians representing state chapters from around the country. One of the major topics was gun violence and its impact on children. We heard from leaders in Connecticut, South Carolina and Florida about the impact on child health following mass... Read more
Grant to Children’s Healthcare targets traumatic brain injuries
A Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta program is receiving a $466,650 federal grant to study a potential breakthrough in the diagnosis of pediatric traumatic brain injuries. Neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Reisner and neuropsychologist Laura Blackwell will receive the grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a potential blood biomarker... Read more
Forsyth keeps spot as Georgia’s healthiest county
Forsyth County is ranked as Georgia’s healthiest county for the sixth straight year. The 2018 County Health Rankings, released Wednesday, again showed affluent suburban counties as Georgia’s healthiest. After Forsyth, which is northeast of Atlanta, the next four are Oconee, Cherokee, Fayette, and Gwinnett counties. They are followed by Columbia,... Read more

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