Blacks’ lower vaccination rates linked to distrust
By Katja Ridderbusch When Randall Hampton got his first dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine in mid-January, he asked the nurse to give him the booster shot right away. “But they wouldn’t do it,” he says, shrugging his shoulders. “They wanted me to come back three weeks later.”  (As eager... Read more
Are antibody tests the key to cracking COVID?
By Katja Ridderbusch   Fabian Kausche doesn’t plan on getting a tattoo any time soon, and without much hair, a visit to the barber shop isn’t a priority either. Even though personally, he may be safe to do so. In mid-March, Kausche tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused... Read more
34 years with a new heart — and counting
Harry Wuest was the third patient to receive a heart transplant at Emory University Hospital in 1985. Today, as researchers are looking into alternatives to donated human hearts, he’s the longest-surviving heart transplant recipient in Georgia, and one of the longest-surviving anywhere.   By Katja Ridderbusch Whenever Harry Wuest... Read more
Atlanta has become hub for robotic heart surgery
Emory Saint Joseph’s is one of the few centers in the country to offer minimally invasive robotic heart surgery, mainly valve repairs.  Most hospitals in the U.S. still do open-chest surgery. Read the full article: WABE  Read more
Morehouse med students try out life as a country doctor
This article is published with permission from Rural Health Quarterly, where it first appeared. Lee Whitton is almost unique among his peers at Morehouse School of Medicine. A white male raised in a small town near Chattanooga — he’s a third-year medical student at the Atlanta school, which has... Read more

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