Editor’s note: This story is being reprinted with permission from Georgia State University Magazine. On a Saturday afternoon in September, dozens of ex-smokers fill a shop tucked into an office park off Highway 316 in Lawrenceville. From the parking lot, a haze is visible inside the shop. On the... Read more
Ranks are thin in Gwinnett’s war against TB
Story provided by Public Health News Bureau – When Farhad Jameel, case manager at Gwinnett County’s tuberculosis control clinic, arrives at work each morning, he collects his surgical mask and several large, resealable plastic bags, the kind normally used to store food. The bags contain the individual medications for... Read more
Training minority doctors a big priority for Georgia
Shirley Mapp was admitted to Athens Regional Medical Center for chest pain in 2006. When her doctor came into the room, Mapp recalls, he didn’t look at her or speak to her. “He said to the nurses, ‘There’s nothing wrong with her heart. She’s just got high blood pressure.’... Read more

This fall, Augusta-based Medical College of Georgia welcomed a medical class of 230 students, the largest in the school’s history. Answering a call by the American Association of Medical Colleges for a 30 percent increase in U.S. medical school enrollment by 2015, MCG has almost met that goal in just three years.

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