Ultimate stroke care
Georgia Regents Medical Center is the first hospital in Georgia—and one of only 20 hospitals in the country—to be named an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. That gives the Augusta hospital serious bragging rights over its counterparts in metro Atlanta.
Memories at Emory
Remember that time when you were a year old and you... Well, probably not. Our earliest childhood memories usually only go back to when we were about three years old. And most of those memories start fading around age seven.
Man’s best lab partner
A pit bull named Petey is romping around twenty months after undergoing an investigational brain tumor treatment—developed at Emory University in conjunction with the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
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?
Walking away from a car crash
I didn’t see it coming, but when the other Honda crashed into the passenger side of my Civic it felt like an explosion inside my car. What had happened? Was I badly hurt? I didn’t know.
Medicaid opt-out: What it means for the peach state
A recent study estimates that Georgia and other states opting out of Medicaid expansion will miss out on a collective $8.4 billion in federal payments and spend roughly $1 billion “in the short term” on uncompensated care. Grady Memorial Hospital will swallow some of these costs as Metro Atlanta’s largest safety net health provider.
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.
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.
Marietta company helps heal wounds, literally
Using placentas from C-sections, a Marietta based company is creating material that is used to help heal wounds all over the country.