Harmonizing for health: A choir of Parkinson’s patients
Editor’s Note: GHN is reprinting this 2019 article as a tribute to its author, Judi Kanne, an Atlanta freelance journalist and nurse who died recently.  Singing isn’t new for Mike Shortal, who is 81 and lives in Sandy Springs. He loves music, and says being a member of a... Read more
‘The right time’: Georgia nurses to honor their colleagues
By Judi Kanne and Andy Miller The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the heroic sacrifices and day-to-day service of nurses in an unprecedented way. With their tireless work in mind, the Georgia Nurses Association (GNA) is planning to launch a Nurses Hall of Fame this fall, with about 10 inaugural... Read more
A time of need: Foundation provides lodging for families of transplant patients
By Judi Kanne At 23, Jeff Evans was 6 feet 4 inches tall, athletic and known for his charming personality. He was enjoying life, until his health suddenly began to fail. Even at his young age, Jeff was already a 4-star chef in metro Atlanta, and his mother recalls... Read more
COVID isolation, anxiety ‘really reinforce’ eating disorders
By Judi Kanne The COVID-19 pandemic has proved a perfect storm for eating disorders, experts say. Lockdowns to limit the spread of infection have made Americans more isolated from one another while increasing their anxiety. Psychologists say the emotional impact of that has driven many people into binge eating... Read more
Innovative surgery changes life for girl with scoliosis
By Judi Kanne Henry County resident Audrey Benford was 10 when she arrived at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in December 2018, after her pediatrician diagnosed her with scoliosis. The news that she would have to wear a back brace to help correct a curvature in her spine was about the... Read more

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