Doctors brace for severe flu season
“When data started coming out from Australia, it got everyone’s attention,” said Dr. William Linam, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. “It put us on notice to start making sure we’re ready, maybe even a little earlier than we already are.” Read the full article: Read more
Hospitals facing shortage of cancer-fighting drug
It’s an awful situation for families to be in, but it’s one some metro Atlanta parents said they’re facing: some of their kids fighting cancer here cannot get the treatment they need to survive. A shortage of a drug called vincristine is forcing physicians to make difficult decisions about who... Read more
Northside planning two medical office buildings in Gwinnett
Hot off the heels of Northside Hospital finalizing its move into Gwinnett, the metro area healthcare system is moving forward with plans to expand its footprint with a new site near Coolray Field. Read the full article: Gwinnett Daily Post Read more
Autistic 10-year-old abandoned by mother, police say
A 42-year-old Marietta mother left her 10-year-old Autistic son in their house littered with feces, drugs, syringes and weapons under the care of a 19-year-old “family friend,” police say. Jennifer Dawn Barnes traveled to Indiana on Oct. 3 without telling anyone when she’d be back and returned to Marietta... Read more
Surgeon General praises Macon for opioid fight
Surgeon General Jerome Adams commended the Macon community for developing partnerships that have been successful in addressing the opioid issue. He encouraged different groups to continue working together, saying the tragedy of the epidemic could be turned into an opportunity. Read the full article: Macon Telegraph Read more

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