Life with a spinal injury: What it’s like, and how it’s changing
Just a few seconds . . . That’s all it took for Nancy Edwards to go from working nurse to spinal cord injury patient. It happened on an otherwise routine day in 2002. Edwards was on her way to work at Emory University Hospital. She was riding in an elevator, and... Read more
Huge numbers of Georgia children can’t get dental care, researcher says
A Georgia Tech researcher said Monday that hundreds of thousands of Georgia children have problems getting access to a dentist in the state. Nicoleta Serban, an industrial and systems engineering professor, told state lawmakers that there are more than 500,000 Georgia children who are not eligible for the public... Read more
With seasonal allergies on the increase, Georgia experts seek solutions
To many people, spring and fall are the prettiest and most pleasant times of the year in the Peach State. But these temperate, transitional seasons have a downside: They often help trigger allergies. The seasonal pollen that causes an uptick in watery eyes and runny noses has been on... Read more
A star with no luster: Many Ga. nursing homes get low rating
One in four Georgia nursing homes received the lowest rating – one star – in the latest federal quality rankings of long-term care facilities in the United States. The 27.6 percent of one-star nursing homes in Georgia ranks the state second in the Southeast. Louisiana, with 28.8 percent, was... Read more
Georgia nonprofit wins Hilton Prize for public health work
A low-profile nonprofit based in Decatur was recognized for its substantial public health work by receiving what’s considered the world’s largest humanitarian prize — the $2 million Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The Task Force for Global Health, Georgia’s largest nonprofit, has a mission to control and eliminate neglected tropical... Read more

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