Emory goes Down Under to deliver nighttime intensive care here
Hospitals, like many other workplaces, have a tough time filling slots on the night shift. Few doctors and nurses want to work overnight hours, which are often inconvenient and can take a toll in fatigue and burnout. But in a novel way, Emory medical providers are addressing the problem.... Read more
Can new coating for medical devices do what antibiotics can’t?
A new coating for medical devices that are inserted into the body could help prevent infections, according to researchers in the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering. They developed a technology called LINOREL — or liquid-infusing nitric oxide-releasing silicone — that can coat devices such as catheters and surgical... Read more
Med school in South Georgia aims to address primary care needs
The first four-year medical school established in South Georgia aims to address the primary care physician shortages in underserved areas of the state. The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine last week broke ground in Moultrie for its medical school there. PCOM already has a campus in suburban Atlanta, and... Read more
Dangerous dust: Silica exposure haunts former workers in an iconic Georgia industry
Ed Scarborough worked as a sandblaster in the granite industry for 20 years, until his health gave out. He says he knew that getting into such a line of work was risky, but in Elberton, “there really isn’t much else.” He was born and raised in Elberton, a historic... Read more
Estimate of autism prevalence goes up slightly, CDC reports
The estimate of autism prevalence in U.S. children has slightly increased, to about 1 in 59, the CDC reported Thursday. The previous estimate, released in 2016, was that about 1 in 68 children in this country had autism spectrum disorder. Georgia – specifically five metro Atlanta counties — was one... Read more

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