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
Cancer risks spark calls to replace ethylene oxide
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. In 2005, the EPA considered banning ethylene oxide in new sterilizing facilities because of the cancer risk it posed to residents who lived around the plants. “We also considered prohibiting... Read more
Siblings of hospitalized kids need help and comfort, too
Alivia Linnekin, 7, has been battling acute myeloid leukemia since March. She has had several long stays at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, where she recently had a bone marrow transplant. When a child is diagnosed with cancer or another major disease, it can be devastating to... Read more
Clearing the air? State’s actions on toxic emissions leave confusion
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. At a community meeting in suburban Cobb County on Monday night, elected officials and environmental regulators faced hundreds of residents concerned about toxic pollution. They promised that — at least... Read more
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

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