Schools become the front lines in the battle against bullying
Jayvious Gilbert’s job isn’t easy. He’s a school nurse in an inner-city Atlanta neighborhood. Bullying among the students is a constant problem. “For the boys,” he says, “I can take them on a walk and try to help work things out. But the girls can be more verbal and personal — very mean to... Read more
Her favorite zombie: How games helped worker get healthy
When the president of her company announced plans for a team-building exercise through a computer program, Jane LaSalle had no idea it would lead to a significant weight loss for herself. Nor did LaSalle realize that it would accomplish what health-and-lifestyle gurus have been working on for years — behavioral... Read more
Many Georgians with cystic fibrosis miss out on life-changing help
Ethnic minorities, low-income individuals and those who live in rural areas may be missing out on early diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatments for cystic fibrosis, according to Emory University researchers. That’s a serious problem because such measures can both lengthen and improve life. Heel-stick tests for newborns have been around... Read more
McDonald’s at Grady closes amid complaints by doctor group
Less than two months after a doctors’ group called for it to close, the McDonald’s restaurant at Grady Memorial Hospital is shutting down as of midnight Friday. Grady announced the fast-food chain’s action, saying in a news release Friday that “no reason for the abrupt closure was provided.’’ The... Read more
Doctor’s Column: Helping young opioid addicts recover
The word “opioid” is not new, and neither are the drugs it describes. But what was once mostly a clinical term is now frighteningly familiar to average people as America grapples with an epidemic of opioid addiction. In a new GHN Doctor’s Column, Dr. Michael Fishman notes that Georgia’s... Read more

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