App for people in recovery is inspired by grief and hope
By Amber Perry In the seven years since she lost her brother, Tori Madison has slowly come to realize a new purpose in life. Madison has learned to use her own recovery from grief to find ways to help others in trouble. That journey has led her to develop... Read more
‘Universal’ vaccine may be down the road, but get your flu shot in the meantime
By Madeline Laguaite University of Georgia researchers are receiving millions of federal dollars to help create a “universal” flu vaccine. But what does that term mean? And will a breakthrough vaccine persuade more Americans to get flu shots? Right now, fewer than 40 percent of adults get a flu... Read more
Georgia is debut location for Walmart’s ‘health center’
This Walmart in the western Atlanta suburbs looks at first glance like the retail giant’s other Supercenters. But the right edge of the long building in the town of Dallas has an appendage with a separate entrance, almost like a separate store. In a way, that’s what it is.... Read more
CBD oil as medicine: The promise and the risks 
Metro Atlanta resident Becky Ferguson says she started using non-addictive cannabis oil because she hoped it would ease her chronic pain. The result was not quite what she expected. “It might have helped a little bit , but I am getting a tremendous reduction in anxiety,” says Ferguson,... Read more
Rural remedy: Mercer med school bringing health care to ‘areas of need’
This is the first in an occasional series on rural health care in Georgia. These articles are supported by a grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Dr. Michael Early practices family medicine in Fort Valley. It’s in Peach County, in the farm belt of Central Georgia, and... Read more

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