Personal Blog: Traveling to Europe and beyond? Prepare for jet lag
They’re called circadian rhythms. And this internal body clock of mine is about to call time out. When you’re taking a 7-hour trip eastward, leaving at 10:30 at night, and without a first-class seat, you’re looking at a circadian circus of jet lag. I can’t complain about the destination: Along with... Read more
Health facts about Georgia that may surprise you
Some health stories from Georgia are not particularly big or particularly new. But that doesn’t mean they’re not interesting. Here are a few things we think are worth noting, with illustrations to help you remember them. The founder with a big heart: James Oglethorpe’s concern for public health was one... Read more
‘Dashboard’ spells out the health of 500 cities — including several in Georgia
How healthy is your city? A newly released “City Health Dashboard’’ tracks 36 measures affecting health for the 500 largest U.S. cities – those with populations of about 66,000 or more. In Georgia, 11 cities were measured on factors ranging from education and poverty to their rates of chronic... Read more
5 Georgians among 149 hit by E. coli outbreak
The CDC reported Wednesday that the multistate E. coli outbreak has now sickened 149 people, including five in Georgia. The infections have been linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz., area. E. coli is a bacterial pathogen that can cause severe infections in people, with symptoms including... Read more
Can new coating for medical devices do what antibiotics can’t?
A new coating for medical devices that are inserted into the body could help prevent infections, according to researchers in the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering. They developed a technology called LINOREL — or liquid-infusing nitric oxide-releasing silicone — that can coat devices such as catheters and surgical... Read more

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