Lead poisoning can cause severe damage to a child’s memory and thinking skills, as well as trigger behavioral problems.
There is no safe lead level in children’s blood, the CDC says. Even low levels can affect IQ, a child’s ability to pay attention, and classroom achievement.
Georgia Health News and WebMD last year published a series of articles on lead contamination of water – and gaps in the testing for this dangerous metal.
In a new special report, Reuters News has detailed lead problems at Fort Benning, the large U.S. Army base in west Georgia. In its devastating account, Reuters reveals what it ...
That was the initial diagnosis from my chiropractor. And after momentary confusion, I figured it out.
“Text neck” is what she called the stiffness and nagging pain in my upper back/neck area. It’s a common condition, she explained, and it’s triggered by bad posture during smartphone use.
Yet it was the drawing that spoke to me. She showed me this:
It shows the increasing weight that the neck bears as it bends downward and forward. The more hunched over you are, the greater the burden.
The human head weight about a dozen pounds. (And my head is the extra large size.) At a 15-degree ...
Georgia earned high marks in just two of nine categories related to fighting cancer, according to a recent report.
The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) says in its report that only six states had fewer top ratings, labeled as “Green” in the organization’s color-coded grading system.
The state scored Green on access to palliative care and on funding for early detection of breast and cervical cancer. Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation services received a “Yellow,’’ signifying moderate progress.
Georgia’s biggest anti-cancer opportunity would come through increasing the tax on cigarettes, the ACS CAN says. The state received a “Red’’ rating ...
Dr. Clarence Davis says the answer to the question is “a community health center.”
Davis, senior medical director at WellCare of Georgia, takes the occasion of National Health Center Week to note how many disadvantaged Georgians use these centers, and how that care option saves money for the overall U.S. health system.
The health of mothers and babies is vital to our future, and many pregnant women choose to get care at community health centers, Davis writes. “In Georgia, these centers serve hundreds of thousands of patients, including minorities, those with low incomes, and new and expectant mothers, by offering medical, dental ...