Director who steered DFCS through crisis leaving for Calif. post
Bobby Cagle, who as DFCS director is credited with stabilizing the long-troubled state agency, is departing for a child welfare position in Los Angeles. He is being replaced by the agency’s chief of staff, Virginia Pryor, who will be interim DFCS director, the governor’s office announced this week. Cagle... Read more
Avoiding tragedies: Police try to make the world safer for dementia patients
Imagine being lost at 3 o’clock in the morning, approaching a house you think is your own, and then being fatally shot. That’s what happened to 72-year-old Ronald Westbrook, a man with Alzheimer’s disease who was mistaken for an intruder in Walker County in 2013. The shooter was a homeowner who... Read more
IBC: A rare form of breast cancer that you and your physician should know about
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, and according to a recent study conducted by Georgia State University, South Georgia has some of the highest numbers of IBC cases in the nation. And while certain types of breast cancer are widely known,... Read more
Doctor’s Column: The breast cancer that sneaks up on women
Inflammatory breast cancer is usually diagnosed at a later stage than other breast cancers – and thus is often fatal. A recent Georgia State University study found that one of the areas with high incidence of inflammatory breast cancer is in South Georgia. In a new Doctor’s Column, Dr.... Read more
An alarming trend: Premature births go up in Georgia
Georgia’s preterm birth rate rose in 2016 after years of decrease, a disturbing trend that is mirrored by national data, state officials said Monday. Preterm birth is when a baby is born too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy have been completed. It’s also called premature birth. Babies who survive an... Read more

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