Too much iron? It’s a real genetic disease
Tresa Haywood, 50, has had a complicated medical history in recent years. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune disorder, in 2000. Two years later came a diagnosis of diabetes, followed by diagnoses of hypoxia – low oxygen in the tissue – irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions... Read more
Big-name partnership in cancer care formed northwest of Atlanta
WellStar Health System announced a partnership Friday with Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers (NGOC) to enhance community-based cancer care in the northwest Atlanta suburbs. The Marietta-based oncology group’s main service is providing chemotherapy infusion to cancer patients. The locations that will serve WellStar patients in this partnership will be in... Read more
Georgia women doctors to take over top posts at national physician organizations
For generations, the U.S. physician workforce has been overwhelmingly male. But that’s changing, especially among younger doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges reported in 2017 that for the first time ever, women made up a majority (50.7 percent) of those enrolling in medical schools. That trend continued last year, with... Read more
Change to surprise billing measure gains ground but draws criticism
The legislative tug-of-war over surprise medical billing continued Thursday as a House panel approved a new version of a Senate bill that aims to curb these unexpected charges to patients. The vote on Senate Bill 56 came as lawmakers were taking action on several health care proposals over the... Read more
Letter to the Editor: Let’s take the Preceptor Tax Incentive all the way
I am writing to applaud the Georgia House of Representatives for taking a step last week toward better health for Georgians, as members voted in favor of HB 287, the Preceptor Tax Incentive Program (PTIP).  I am really hoping that the Georgia Senate will follow suit during this legislative... Read more

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