Med school explores venture capital as tool of innovation
Just a week ago, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, which has a suburban Atlanta campus, announced a $5 million venture capital fund aimed to spark innovation in primary care. In just seven days, the PCOM fund has fielded more than 10 queries, PCOM officials told GHN. “We’re really... Read more
Thousands run to help fight breast cancer
Metro Atlanta has a higher percentage of late-stage breast cancer diagnoses than Georgia as a whole or the United States, according to the Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta chapter. Komen Atlanta, whose mission is to enable women to detect and survive breast cancer, also says that one person in... Read more
A lifesaving message for Georgia babies
Alone . . . back . . . crib. Those words highlight the message that Georgia’s first lady and health officials are emphasizing in a push to prevent sleep-related infant deaths. “We must educate parents about creating a safe sleeping environment for their babies,’’ Sandra Deal, wife of Gov.... Read more
Georgia travelers part of Emory Zika study
Seven people traveling back to Georgia and diagnosed with the Zika virus have joined a preliminary study at Emory analyzing immune responses to the disease. The seven volunteers are among the 13 people returning to Georgia who have been diagnosed with Zika. None of them were pregnant, Emory officials... Read more
A clubhouse for learning gives hope to kids with mental illness
This is the fourth in a series of articles about health care in Southwest Georgia, an area of the state that has great health needs and challenges, but also some innovative approaches to such problems. The series is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the... Read more

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