Why are kids in Waycross getting cancer?
GHN Special Report on Child Cancer: Part One Jointly reported by WebMD and Georgia Health News Fourteen-year-old Lexi Crawford was attacked by lower back pain so sharp that she couldn’t even sit up to eat. Her mother had to bring her food while she was lying flat on her... Read more
State fares poorly again in infant, maternal health
Georgia still ranks low among states in rates of premature births, low-birthweight babies, and infant mortality. The rankings in those categories are 43rd, 47th and 45th, respectively, based on the latest data, according to the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia’s 2016 report on maternal and infant health. The recently... Read more
The doctor’s white coat: A valuable tradition or a dangerously dirty habit?
Sylvia Wright hails from a family that has a long tradition of white coats. The Atlanta-based dermatologist and partner at Peachtree Dermatology Associates is a fourth-generation physician. For her, the white coat represents “the honor, the service and the commitment of practicing medicine.” But Wright could be the last... Read more
Return of patients after Hurricane Matthew going at measured pace
The return of medical evacuees from Hurricane Matthew is expected to last through the week and even beyond, a state Public Health official said Tuesday. This effort included 26 buses carrying about 500 people with medical needs Monday night from Augusta to Savannah, said Dr. Patrick O’Neal, director of... Read more
Evacuating patients: How a hospital system responded to a hurricane
With Hurricane Matthew bearing down on Georgia, a pair of coastal hospitals swung into action. Starting Thursday, both campuses of Southeast Georgia Health System (SGHS) – in Brunswick and St. Marys – moved all 190 patients to other hospitals in the state prior to the storm’s arrival. The SGHS... Read more

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