Fourth Georgia case of mysterious illness confirmed
A fourth case of a rare polio-like illness has been confirmed in Georgia, with two more cases considered probable, public health officials say. The Georgia Department of Public Health did not give identifying information about the fourth patient with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), but said Monday that the person is... Read more
Commentary: Dangerous tinkering with the transplant system 
The world of organ transplants appears about to change. A federal agency may soon issue new rules for the system that oversees how donor organs are allotted for transplant. In addition, six patients have filed a lawsuit over the waiting periods for liver transplants in some states. These proposed... Read more
Effort to overhaul liver-transplant protocols would cost Georgians’ lives
Any day now the Health Resources and Services Administration, the federal agency that oversees the system by which deceased people’s donor organs are allotted for transplant throughout the country, is expected to issue new rules that will, quite literally, be making life-and-death decisions. But that is not the only... Read more
Fried turkey and safety: A great combination
Every Thanksgiving, my kids and I drag a big silver-colored pot and a propane apparatus out of the basement, and place them in our favorite spot in the back yard. It’s time to fry a turkey. On our annual safety checklist is setting up the fryer stand far enough... Read more
Diabetes care at an ideal price
A diabetes management firm is offering free “virtual” care to the first 1,000 Georgians with Type 2 diabetes to sign up for the program. The promotion by Onduo, announced Tuesday, is part of the Massachusetts-based company’s effort to honor Diabetes Awareness Month this month. Georgians can register and learn... Read more

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