Step by weary step: Why people walk far (and near) to raise Alzheimer’s awareness 
With sore legs and a swollen ankle, William Glass reached the end of his journey early Monday morning. A journey of more than 600 miles. On foot. Glass made the trek from Atlanta to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s. His mother has the disease, and is a resident of an... Read more
Once again, Medicare penalizing most hospitals for patient readmission rates
Four out of five Georgia hospitals are set to receive Medicare penalties for having too many patients returning within a month of their discharge. The readmission penalties, levied under the Affordable Care Act, are meant to encourage hospitals to pay closer attention to what happens to patients after discharge.... Read more
Many migrant farmworkers face medical challenges, barriers to care
The fields in Colquitt County in South Georgia are green this time of year and laden with cucumbers, eggplant and melons — vegetables that represent summertime and healthy eating. Many of the people who pick them, though, have health challenges. The farmworkers who move through the region, harvesting and... Read more
Diagnostic tool for sinuses could help patients . . . and fight antibiotic resistance
Most Georgians know the irritating sensation of not being able to breathe through their noses during cold or pollen season. It may be caused by chronic sinusitis or sinus infection, and most cases of both types clear up on their own. Sinus infections occur when cavities around the nose... Read more
A turn for the better: New app improves driving lessons by teaching the teacher
Car crashes are a leading cause of spine and brain injuries among teenagers, like many of those now recovering at Shepherd Center, the Atlanta rehabilitation hospital. Emma Harrington, director of injury prevention and education at Shepherd, found herself wondering, “Why and how are people ending up here — and... Read more

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