Vaccination problems worse in states seen as vulnerable to COVID
By Brenda Goodman and Andy Miller Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. It felt like Christmas when “Santa Rick” Rosenthal, who runs Northern Lights Santa Academy in Atlanta, snagged a rare slot to receive one of... Read more
Now in Georgia, new ‘super strain’ poses major risk
By Brenda Goodman and Andy Miller Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor of Georgia Health News. This article first appeared in WebMD. After 10 months of masks, social distancing, virtual school, fear for vulnerable loved ones, and loneliness, this is the news no... Read more
Ethylene oxide: Tests show spike in toxic gas after plant reopened
This article was jointly reported by Brenda Goodman of WebMD and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News Story updated Recent air testing in neighborhoods around a medical equipment sterilization facility in suburban Atlanta has detected significantly more cancer-causing ethylene oxide gas than when the plant was not operating last... Read more
Sterilization companies hit with wave of lawsuits over ethylene oxide
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. A series of lawsuits has been filed in metro Atlanta against two companies that use the gas ethylene oxide to sterilize medical equipment. The six lawsuits were filed on behalf... Read more
Workers sue over ethylene oxide exposure at Cobb warehouse
This story is jointly reported by Brenda Goodman of WebMD and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News One of Alexandria Pittman’s jobs at ConMed in Lithia Springs had her working near a dock where trucks would unload boxes of freshly sterilized medical supplies. Those supplies had been sterilized with... Read more

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