Planning a flu shot? There’s another vaccination you may need
As we say goodbye to another summer, signals for fall are appearing: changing leaves, school buses, football, and of course, advertisements urging you to get that flu shot. These days, about 40 percent of adults ages 18 to 64 get a flu shot, but many who are at risk... Read more
Zika, cancer on agenda at Health Connect South
Health care leaders from the Southeast will discuss the spread of Zika and the White House’s cancer “moonshot” during the third Atlanta summit held by Health Connect South. The Health Connect gatherings are not standard professional conferences. Their mission is “to bring health leadership of the Southeast together to... Read more
Georgia still has major problem with obesity, report shows
Three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, giving the state the 19th-highest rate in the nation, a recently released report says. Between 2014 and 2015, adult obesity rates decreased in four states (Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio), increased in two (Kansas and Kentucky) and remained stable in the... Read more
Silent spill: Jet fuel reached river, but accident went almost unnoticed
Four months ago, a tanker truck carrying jet fuel hit a post at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, ripping open a valve. Fuel spilled out onto the tarmac and flowed into a storm drain. The early-morning accident occurred at the ramp level at Gate D41, but there was no aircraft at... Read more
Life with a spinal injury: What it’s like, and how it’s changing
Just a few seconds . . . That’s all it took for Nancy Edwards to go from working nurse to spinal cord injury patient. It happened on an otherwise routine day in 2002. Edwards was on her way to work at Emory University Hospital. She was riding in an elevator, and... Read more

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