Paramedics’ house calls prove convenient for patients, reduce costs
“You call. We haul. That’s all!” That old slogan, which has been applied to ambulance services over the years, may eventually be shelved as emergency medical technicians and paramedics make house calls in Georgia and across the country. The service is called community paramedicine. It combines the old-fashioned house... Read more
Starved for words? Program uses talking to nourish kids’ brains
A chasm exists in language learning. It involves the cumulative total of words that babies and toddlers hear — and even more importantly, the words they don’t hear. It’s called the “30 million word gap.” “Research shows that by three years of age, children from low-income households hear 30... Read more
Patient classification — a complex subject, but too important to ignore
The wife of a retired Atlanta physician recently got a stunning lesson when her husband spent some time in a hospital. “We realized there might be a problem when he was not served breakfast along with the other patients,” she said. That was when they were told he had... Read more
The wife of a retired Atlanta physician recently got a stunning lesson when her husband spent some time in a hospital. “We realized there might be a problem when he was not served breakfast along with the other patients,” she said. That was when they were told he had... Read more
When young hearts stop: Schools join war on cardiac arrest
This past August, while in class at Roswell High School, 17-year-old Andrew Hawks suddenly felt his heart rate go up. He knew it was something worse than just a passing feeling. He was sent to the school clinic. Staffers there phoned his father, who immediately drove to the school... Read more

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