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
Hollywood images: Is tobacco use back in the picture?
Bogie lighting Bacall’s cigarette is an enduring image from the 1944 movie “To Have and Have Not.” But especially since the 1960s, films showing constant cigarette smoking have largely vanished. The pervasive haze of smoke of the Humphrey Bogart era is a thing of the cinematic past. Yet recent... Read more
Study finds doctors differ on government monitoring of opioids
Physicians who work in emergency rooms generally are more supportive of prescription monitoring programs than doctors in other specialties, a new Georgia State University study reports. The study, led by Eric Wright, a GSU professor of sociology and public health, comes at a time where opioid addiction has spread in... Read more
State’s Public Health chief picked to run CDC
The Trump administration has named Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, as the new director of the Atlanta-based CDC. Fitzgerald, 70, an obstetrician/gynecologist, had headed the state agency since 2011, when it was created. She will succeed Dr. Tom Frieden, who stepped down in... Read more
What doctors see in our eyes may help transform medicine
Editor’s Note: This article is published with permission from WABE. When Tracie Howard first discovered the little bump under her left upper eyelid, she thought it was a sty. A nuisance. But nothing to really worry about. She tried ointments and compresses. When those didn’t help, she decided to... Read more

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