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
Study finds doctors differ on government monitoring of opioids
Physicians who work in emergency rooms generally are more supportive of prescription monitoring programs than doctors in other specialties, a new Georgia State University study reports. The study, led by Eric Wright, a GSU professor of sociology and public health, comes at a time where opioid addiction has spread in... Read more
What doctors see in our eyes may help transform medicine
Editor’s Note: This article is published with permission from WABE. When Tracie Howard first discovered the little bump under her left upper eyelid, she thought it was a sty. A nuisance. But nothing to really worry about. She tried ointments and compresses. When those didn’t help, she decided to... Read more
Hard-to-detect breast cancer may cluster in South Georgia
Inflammatory breast cancer is usually diagnosed at a later stage than other breast cancers – and thus is often fatal. A new Georgia State University study has found that one of the areas with high incidence of inflammatory breast cancer is in South Georgia. The data are from 2004... Read more
Commentary: Don’t take the risk of dumping CON
Certificate of Need laws regulate health care facilities in Georgia — and they have provoked an endless stream of debate. Every year, the General Assembly’s assemblage of bills contains proposed changes to CON, backed by proponents who say the current regulations have stymied worthwhile projects. Retired health care executive... Read more

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