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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...

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...

Free hotel stays for cancer patients

Extended Stay America kicks off program in Atlanta

The typical cancer patient has to travel an average of 140 miles to get treatment. That can mean a lot of expensive hotel stays for the patient and his or her family as they await care. Read more...

The healing process in Boston

East Cobb teen knows what losing a limb is like

Sean Dever was 11 when he knew he was going to lose part of his left leg. He was diagnosed with a malignant bone cancer called osteosarcoma. To remove the cancer, part of his leg was removed. Dever knows all too well what some of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings face—living life without a leg. Read more...

Cancer study ready to launch

American Cancer Society needs thousands of local volunteers

Helping cancer research is about a lot more than donating money. The Atlanta-based American Cancer Society is in the final stages of the enrollment drive for its third Cancer Prevention Study, CPS-3. The call is out for up to 5,000 metro area men and women 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer. The purpose of the study is to better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that affect a person's risk of developing or dying of cancer. Read more...

What It's Like To: Cure a Child with Cancer

Frank Keller, M.D. Pediatric oncologist

Childhood cancer is like a journey that starts when you meet a new family, a new patient. Nobody expects children to have cancer. It’s literally unbelievable. So there’s this big element of shock and fear and grief. These truly are diseases that threaten the life of their beautiful child. Read more...

Against the Odds: Brandy Green

Five tales of patient survival and medical wizardry

Jeremy had gone hunting, so two days after Christmas, Brandy Green rose late to make breakfast alone. She and Jeremy lived in a small, white-brick ranch house near Brandy’s parents in Ellijay. Together six years, married three, they were having trouble getting pregnant and Brandy had started fertility treatments. She thought about this as the coffee brewed. Read more...