The young doctor’s dilemma: Debt can drive choice of specialty (video)
Athens illustrates the old rule that a community with an abundance of poor people is likely to have a shortage of doctors to care for them. As one of the poorest counties in the nation, Clarke County doesn’t have nearly enough primary care doctors to go around. But this... Read more
Becoming a doctor . . . and more: One student’s prevention path
Many future doctors enter medical school with the dream of one day treating diseases, but Theodora “Teddie” Brandon sees medicine differently. “I think it’s important to prevent disease and not just treat it. Some of the biggest advances in improving health in the last century have been in public... Read more
Life, death and booze — and Alcoholics Anonymous
“How do you know when an alcoholic woman consents to sex? She’s conscious,” said Kathy D., a comedian and alcoholic who tells self-deprecating jokes in her stand-up routine. Kathy is also a volunteer at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings at the Triangle Club in Atlanta. She comes to talk to... Read more

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