Commentary: Beware hidden risks of vaping 
Vaping devices have been marketed as a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. But a new GHN Commentary argues they are anything but safe. Melanie Dallas, CEO of Highland Rivers Health, says inhaling the chemically enhanced water vapor that these devices produce can expose a person to any number of risky... Read more
Rare mystery illness hits 3 Georgia kids this year
Three Georgia children have been reported this year as having a rare, polio-like health condition, state officials said Wednesday. They are among the 62 children nationally who have been confirmed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in 2018, with at least 65 more cases under investigation, according to the CDC.... Read more
UGA researchers simulate traumatic brain injuries in lab
Isabelle Blaber was out horseback riding a few days before final exams in April 2016. She was 19 at the time, a freshman at Rhodes College in Memphis, and she had been a rider since she was 5. But on this particular day she was on an unfamiliar horse, and... Read more
Many nursing homes, hospitals rely on generators after deadly wrath of Michael
Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday morning that all hospitals and nursing homes in the state had power in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, though many were having to use backup generators. He said much of southwest Georgia, where the storm hit hardest, was inaccessible due to debris in roads.... Read more
Michael poses serious danger, sparking mobilization in Georgia
For the second time in a month, Georgia health officials are preparing to assist people affected by a major hurricane. But Hurricane Michael, which was pounding the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, threatens to inflict broader damage in Georgia than did Hurricane Florence, which hit mainly the Carolinas a month... Read more

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