Residents, officials voice concern about ethylene oxide pollution
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD.  Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Local residents and their elected officials in metro Atlanta are responding with concern after learning that a cancer-causing gas could be drifting through the air near their homes, schools and... Read more
Neighborhoods unaware of airborne cancer-causing toxin
This story is jointly reported by Brenda Goodman of WebMD and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News. Ann Singley was trying to muscle her lawnmower out of a ditch in front of her home in Covington when she felt a tug in her breast. It was a hard lump,... Read more
Commentary: Public health protects us all
“Public health” is much more than a term that most people vaguely recognize. Agencies that fall under this category play a vital role in Georgia and other states, and they do their work at the community level. “We believe that Georgia’s county public health departments accomplish much more than... Read more
A medical homecoming: Doctor helps storm-ravaged Puerto Rico
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, Emory physician Dr. Carla Haack had no way of knowing whether her parents were alive or dead. Their home was in Cidra, a town in the central part of the island, where phone service was knocked out and roads were... Read more
Keep the Fourth festive by being smart about fireworks
Let’s face it: Fireworks are fun. And they’re as much a part of the Fourth of July as the American flag. But they also can be dangerous. In 2017, eight people died and more than 12,000 people were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, according... Read more

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