Why are childhood cancer rates rising? (Part Three of Special Report)
GHN Special Report on Child Cancer: Part Three Jointly reported by Georgia Health News and WebMD Childhood cancer has been on the rise. The numbers are small because any childhood cancer is rare. Just one of every 100 new cancer diagnoses in the United States is a childhood case. Still,... Read more
‘You have to figure out how to make it’ (Part Two of Special Report)
GHN Special Report on Child Cancer: Part Two Jointly reported by Georgia Health News and WebMD When Harris Lott was diagnosed with cancer last summer, the 2-year-old had an asset most children don’t have: Parents who are both doctors. McGregor Lott, MD, and Mary Elizabeth Lott, MD, practice in... Read more
The problem with cancer clusters (Part Four of Special Report)
GHN Special Report on Child Cancer: Part Four Jointly reported by WebMD and Georgia Health News When four children in Waycross, GA, were diagnosed with sarcoma cancers within a 2-month period last year, people wanted to know if they had a cancer cluster. Chief among them was state Rep.... Read more
Why are kids in Waycross getting cancer? (Part One of Special Report)
GHN Special Report on Child Cancer: Part One Jointly reported by WebMD and Georgia Health News Fourteen-year-old Lexi Crawford was attacked by lower back pain so sharp that she couldn’t even sit up to eat. Her mother had to bring her food while she was lying flat on her... Read more
Silent spill: Jet fuel reached river, but accident went almost unnoticed
Four months ago, a tanker truck carrying jet fuel hit a post at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, ripping open a valve. Fuel spilled out onto the tarmac and flowed into a storm drain. The early-morning accident occurred at the ramp level at Gate D41, but there was no aircraft at... Read more

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