Despite technological advances in health care, the United States ranks 130th countries for preterm births and 41st for infant mortality, placing it in the same category as developing countries in Africa and Latin America. Each year, more than 500,000 U.S. babies are born prematurely and about 28,000 die before... Read more
A new study has found HIV rates for black women in Atlanta and five other U.S. cities are higher than previously thought. The study found that the HIV rate was 0.24 percent for the 2,099 women in its cohort. This is five times higher than the rate estimated for... Read more
Georgians who are battling cancer now have a place to get up-to-date information about the disease. Georgia CORE (Center for Oncology Research and Education) recently launched a comprehensive website on cancer treatments, doctors and resources throughout the state. Doctors and health care professionals also can use the website   — ... Read more
William Blackie lost everything to meth. Blackie, who used to be an aircraft inspector, started smoking methamphetamine at age 25 after a friend introduced him to it. That one foolish mistake changed his life. He quickly became addicted to meth, smoking $1,200 to $1,500 worth per week. He started... Read more
If you check labels, you’ll often find fructose – or high-fructose corn syrup — as an ingredient in soft drinks and processed foods. But this powerful sweetener may pose a cardiovascular threat for young people. Recently, researchers at Georgia Health Sciences University found that adolescents with diets high in... Read more

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