Neighborhoods unaware of airborne cancer-causing toxin
This story is jointly reported by Brenda Goodman of WebMD and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News. Ann Singley was trying to muscle her lawnmower out of a ditch in front of her home in Covington when she felt a tug in her breast. It was a hard lump,... Read more
A medical homecoming: Doctor helps storm-ravaged Puerto Rico
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, Emory physician Dr. Carla Haack had no way of knowing whether her parents were alive or dead. Their home was in Cidra, a town in the central part of the island, where phone service was knocked out and roads were... Read more
Harmonizing for health: A choir of Parkinson’s patients
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 choir has long been one of the joys of his life. “I became an engineer because I knew I couldn’t make a career out of... Read more
Market in pre-owned diabetic strips worries experts
By Yunxuan Gu, Christopher Herbert, Sam Jones and Naomi Thomas The small yellow yard signs began to appear this spring, seemingly overnight and without fanfare. They’re peppered across the parking lots of shopping centers and along the stretch of U.S. Route 78 that runs through downtown Athens. “WE BUY... Read more
The troubled nursing homes you may not know about
A year ago, a resident of a Central Georgia nursing home climbed out of the window of her room and wandered off. The staff at Pinehill Nursing Center in Byromville realized she was gone and launched a search. The woman had been reported to be delusional and refusing to... Read more

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