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
Hospice problems raise concerns on oversight
Care not properly coordinated. Failure to assess quality of care and improve it. Not properly evaluating and supervising health aides’ work. Those are among the most frequent complaints cited by state regulators against hospice operators in Georgia. In one case last year, a Fayetteville hospice organization faced having its permit... Read more
Health groups push for cleaner transit options
In the months he has been chairing the roundtable of public officials that will set metro Atlanta’s transportation priorities, Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson has learned a lot about how the region’s notoriously congested traffic affects community health. He knows about the effects that ground level ozone and fine particulate... Read more
The wisdom, longevity of a legendary doctor
With the death of a Brazilian woman last week, Besse Cooper of Monroe became the world’s oldest person, at 114 years old. Cooper’s new ranking prompted some connecting of dots on another supercentenarian — who also lives in the Peach State. Residing about 25 miles from Cooper’s nursing home is the... Read more
The gift of mobility — through recycling
  Lauren O’Brien’s career path changed when she fell off a horse. She suffered orthopedic injuries in a riding accident three years ago. O’Brien, who had plans of becoming a physician, wanted to donate her orthopedic equipment to someone else after her recovery. Yet when she tried to give away... Read more

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