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?
Nine-month-old Ansley Brane is strapped into a car seat in a silent booth. Except for a green screen on the wall behind her, the booth is all black, fitted with a handful of video cameras. Ansley, who is wearing a headband with a white bow, has nothing to look at but a blinking monitor two feet in front of her.
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.
Georgia flunks health care reporting
Georgia scored an "F" on its reporting of health care costs, according to a report released this week. We're one of 29 states that flunked on the health care price transparency report from the Catalyst for Payment Reform, a nonprofit group that works to improve how businesses and individuals pay for health care.
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.
Free hotel stays for cancer patients
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.
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.
Doctor shortage in Georgia
A shortage of doctors continues in the state, limiting access to care throughout Georgia, especially in rural areas.
Medical Minute: Kidney Clinic
Established in 2002, Kidney Clinic is recognized as a leader in kidney care for the south metro Atlanta area. Our offices are conveniently located in Coweta and Fayette counties and offer expert care in the area of chronic kidney disease, hypertension, electrolyte disorders, and acute renal disease. In addition, we have partnered with Fresenius Medical Care and DaVita Kidney Care to treat dialysis patients at 10 area dialysis centers.