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  • Making the most of your aging memory

    7 ways to improve the efficiency of a weakening brain

    You can recall every obscure song lyric, but you can’t find your car keys or remember why you went upstairs. Welcome to the aging brain. Read More
  • By the numbers: Reproductive Biology Associates

    Facts of fertility

    Established in 1983 as the first in vitro fertilization program in Georgia, Reproductive Biology Associates welcomed its first IVF baby a year later. The practice has been breaking barriers ever since. It now has seven locations across metro Atlanta and Georgia. We gathered some data on RBA and infertility itself. Read More
  • Why you should be eating beets

    Health benefits are just one reason this vegetable is getting popular

    This taproot’s popularity peaked around 1982—about the time Wolfgang Puck first paired it with goat cheese. That puts beets somewhere between avocados and sun-dried tomatoes on Bon Appetit’s list of the trendiest vegetables of the last fifty years. Read More
  • Ironmen brothers inspire other athletes with disabilities

    Kyle Pease, who has cerebral palsy, and older brother Brent cover sea and land with each other

    Kyle Pease laughs when he sees the picture of him and his older brother, Brent, at the 2011 Charles Harris Run for Leukemia. In the photo, Kyle, who has cerebral palsy, is wearing a golf club cover on his left hand, and there’s a blue bed pillow behind his head in what looks like a toddler’s jogging stroller. “We had no idea what we were doing,” Kyle says. Read More
  • Healthcare champions

    We salute these visionaries who are making Atlanta a healthier place to live

    From the road, the old gas station didn’t stand out much from its neighbors—a boarded-up brick two-story building and a green-awninged bodega—on this stretch of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard just west of the Georgia Dome. Read More
  • How helmets ward off head injuries

    A look at the functions of a football helmet and how they minimize concussions

    In 2011 researchers at Virginia Tech published a new star safety rating system for football helmets — and last winter, they concluded that wearing the right headgear can reduce a player’s risk of concussion by more than 50 percent. So ask your child’s coach or athletic director about helmets, especially for football; they should be reconditioned and recertified at least every two years. Ask who inspects helmets and how often, and examine helmets for obvious damage to the shell or padding. Read More
  • Cancer etiquette: What you should and shouldn't say

    When a loved one, friend, or coworker is diagnosed with cancer, it’s sometimes awkward to know what to do and say. The natural response might be to offer platitudes and assurances that everything will be okay, but the truth is, you don’t know what that person’s journey holds. Read More
  • Little Town, Big Idea: Rome's Cancer Navigators

    The organization does more than support patients through a medial crisis. They steer clients through the emotional, financial, physical, and logistical challenges of coping with the deadly disease.

    Rome’s Cancer Navigators do more than support patients through a medical crisis. They steer clients through the emotional, financial, physical, and logistical challenges of coping with the deadly disease. Read More
  • Now in health research news: A heart 'flashlight' and WellStar's new partnership

    Heart “flashlight”
    Called a “flashlight” for cardiologists, a new device developed at Georgia Tech can record real-time, 3-D images—from inside the heart, coronary arteries, and even surrounding blood vessels. The doughnut-shaped array is a mere 1.5 millimeters across and can be inserted via catheter. It includes ultrasound transmitters and processing electronics, which relay image data at sixty frames per second along thirteen small cables. The feed of images gives cardiologists a much more 360-degree view inside vessels than current cross-sectional ultrasound. It could also allow more blockages to be cleared without surgery. Researchers plan to hold animal trials before eventually licensing the technology to a medical diagnostic company that can conduct clinical trials and seek FDA approval. Read More
  • 12 adult sports leagues in Atlanta

    Dust off your athletic gear and get in the game in one of the city's many adult rec leagues

    Why let kids have all the fun? Here are some adults-only recreational leagues. Most offer a range of divisions from low-pressure to ultracompetitive, so you can find a team whether you’re fresh off a college roster or just off the sofa. Read More