Lyme disease: A complex medical challenge
Article updated August 1 at 5:40 p.m. In a quiet neighborhood in the Atlanta suburbs, a woman sits at her kitchen table, describing what it’s like to suffer from partial facial paralysis, neck pain, hair loss and cardiac symptoms. “I would take a shower and almost feel like I... Read more
Doctor’s Column: Let’s make summer a healthy season
Fitness is important throughout the year, but during the hot Georgia summers, there’s a tendency to want to stay indoors and sedentary. Dr. Linda Britton, though, asserts that summer is an ideal time to get active. Britton, who is Southeast regional vice president and senior medical director for UnitedHealthcare, points... Read more
Get the most out of summer by being active while staying safe
Summer is here, providing an ideal time for people in Georgia to get active. While some people may talk about getting a “beach body,” fitness is more than just a matter of aesthetics – it can mean the difference between a long life and premature death. Studies show 80... Read more
Despite low testing, report indicates lead in many U.S. schools’ water
Fewer than half of U.S. school districts test their drinking water for lead, according to a federal report released this week. But among those districts that do test, more than one-third found elevated lead levels in their water.   The report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) follows a... Read more
Clean linens are safe linens, and hospitals don’t take them for granted
While thinking about the rough flu season that Georgia had this year, I wondered about something: How do hospitals keep everything running smoothly when they are overwhelmed with patients who are contagious? What about things that have to be changed regularly — like linens, sheets, pillowcases and towels? How do hospitals... Read more

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