Bridging the medical language gap — with love and understanding
As many travelers know from personal experience, it can be a challenge to get help for a sudden illness or injury if you and the local doctor don’t speak the same language. But vacation ills are a relatively infrequent problem compared with the misunderstandings and complications that come up... Read more
The HPV immunization gap: Boys’ vaccinations lagging
April Williams wants to keep her children safe. That feeling is not unusual, of course, but Williams’ job probably gives her an enhanced perspective on the issue. She’s the special events and marketing manager at Athens Regional Medical Center, one of the biggest regional hospitals in northeast Georgia. She’s... Read more
Shots at the pharmacy — a growing trend in Georgia
A state law that’s been in place for less than six months has improved access to key vaccines for Georgia adults. The legislation allows pharmacists and nurses to administer vaccines for influenza, pneumococcal disease, shingles and meningitis.  This is a big development for Georgia pharmacists, who have been administering... Read more
Danger under the sun: Taking skin cancer seriously
Danny Sanders, who operates Oglethorpe Feed & Farm Supply, has been dealing with farmers and cattlemen in Oglethorpe County for more than 16 years. He’s seen them come and go with all sorts of injuries and ailments, including skin cancer. “A couple of farmers that I knew had places... Read more

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