How to help our infants survive — and have better lives
The numbers tell the sobering story for Georgia’s infants. For too many, their “number is up” before they reach their first birthday. Georgia’s fetal death rate is well above the national average, and the state ranks 47th in the country for infant mortality. Seventy percent of Georgia infants who die before their... Read more
Doctors, insurers can strike a blow against opioid crisis
When a physician treats a patient, he or she operates under the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm to a man, woman or child. But in today’s world, where patients want an immediate cure for everything from the common cold to an aching back, patients are pushing physicians harder... Read more
IBC: A rare form of breast cancer that you and your physician should know about
Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, and according to a recent study conducted by Georgia State University, South Georgia has some of the highest numbers of IBC cases in the nation. And while certain types of breast cancer are widely known,... Read more
It’s our goal to make fresh, healthy food an everyday affair
 Though summer is over, the “season” for local, farm-fresh food is still in full swing. And while affluent foodies in Georgia have an abundance of local produce options nearly year-round, these options are sometimes not feasible for those who live at or below the poverty line. Fresh fruits and... Read more
Governor’s action on PAs is a setback for Georgia patients
Gov. Nathan Deal’s veto of legislation to allow PAs (physician assistants) to treat pain more effectively (Senate Bill 125) is an unfortunate setback for Georgians suffering from injuries and other medical emergencies. The bill would have permitted a PA to prescribe a five-day supply of hydrocodone, a common painkiller,... Read more

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