More kids are now “severely obese”

More kids in the U.S. are "severely obese" and Georgia has one of the highest rates of childhood obesity in the country.

Top Hospitals 2014

Healthgrades, one of the nation’s leading healthcare research firms, tracks hospital performance by dozens of indicators. Here are the metro hospitals that excel in one or more areas. Find the one with the expertise you need.

With additional reporting by Carolyn Crist


Plus:
Advice from Healthgrades: How to find the best hospital for you
Advice from Healthgrades: How to select a doctor

Atlanta spring allergies not bad?

When the Asthma and Allergy Foundation released its annual Spring Allergy Capitals list, metro area allergy sufferers threw their discarded tissues in disgust. Atlanta ranked No. 72 on the list. (Up from No. 73 last year.)

High prices at some Atlanta hospitals: Do they mean anything?

Earlier this month, when the federal agency that runs Medicare released a database of hospital prices, it felt as though closely held secrets had been unveiled. But soon, there were just more questions: Who charges the most or the least? Why are some costs so high? And if you have insurance, does it matter?

Fear of flying

Afraid to fly? Emory wants you. Researchers are conducting a clinical trial using virtual reality to tackle fear of the not-so-friendly skies. Although virtual reality exposure therapy has been used before, researchers are adding a new twist. They want to see if this will prevent a relapse.

Top hospitals in Georgia

Of the eight top hospitals in Atlanta according to U.S. News & World Report, two of them have nationally ranked specialties. Emory University Hospital and Shepherd Center, the top ranked local hospitals on the list, have national areas of expertise.

New study: Coffee can kill you

You may want to put down that fourth cup of coffee. A new study finds that heavy coffee drinking is linked with a higher risk of death in men and women younger than 55.

Top Doctors List 2012

Thanks to a new online survey process, more physicians voted than ever. Plus, we share a few doctors recommended by patients.

Top Doctors List 2013

This year our survey considered physicians in fourteen counties, covering more of the metro area than ever before.

Smart Medicine

In addition to our annual Top Doctors list, we've also gathered tips on how to spend your healthcare dollars wisely—because nobody wants to overpay, even for the best medicine.

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