Commentary: To fight addiction, reduce the role of opioids
This week, President Trump is expected to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. The crisis has hit Georgia hard. More than 1,000 Georgians died in 2015 from overdosing on drugs such as hydrocodone, codeine, fentanyl, Vicodin, morphine and street drugs like heroin — a 200 percent increase since... Read more
IBC: A rare form of breast cancer that you and your physician should know about
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, and according to a recent study conducted by Georgia State University, South Georgia has some of the highest numbers of IBC cases in the nation. And while certain types of breast cancer are widely known,... Read more
Community Health asks for extra millions for Medicaid
The state’s main health care agency is requesting an additional $36 million for the current fiscal year and an extra $203 million for fiscal 2019. The board of the state Department of Community Health on Thursday approved those funding requests, which would be added to the base agency budget... Read more
Diagnostic tool for sinuses could help patients . . . and fight antibiotic resistance
Most Georgians know the irritating sensation of not being able to breathe through their noses during cold or pollen season. It may be caused by chronic sinusitis or sinus infection, and most cases of both types clear up on their own. Sinus infections occur when cavities around the nose... Read more
Emory adds a new branch to its sports medicine network
Emory Healthcare has continued to expand its orthopedic and sports medicine services by opening a new clinic on its campus in Smyrna, a northwestern suburb of Atlanta. The outpatient center follows Emory’s recent sports partnerships with the Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Braves and helps spread the organization’s orthopedic... Read more

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