Against the Odds: Jackson Reeves

I have always believed that I died when I was seven years old.

Riding my bike around our Sandy Springs neighborhood one May afternoon, I made a sharp right turn without looking and rode straight into the back of a parked pickup truck. At first, everyone thought I was fine, including a doctor who lived down the street.

Lots of flu vaccine options this year

Did you get your flu shot yet? Before you head to your doctor's office or the local pharmacy to get poked in the arm, you should know your flu vaccine options are mighty plentiful this year. Dr. Michael Jhung of the CDC explains the flu vaccine smorgasbord.

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.

Drug overdose rates triple in Georgia

Although it's not as bad here as one-third of the country, the number of drug overdose deaths in Georgia has tripled since 1999. The majority of those deaths was from prescription drugs.

Tongue-controlled wheelchair technology

Researchers at Georgia Tech and the Shepherd Center create technology that allow people to control wheelchairs with their tongue, and an awesome tongue piercing.

CDC director helps save choking woman

If you're going to choke on your dinner, you should definitely do it in the company of doctors and the head of the CDC.

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.

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.

What It’s Like To: Diagnose a Mysterious Illness

If things are not going well and you don’t know what to do next, my job is to figure out how we go about figuring out what’s wrong. Is this vasculitis? An autoimmune disease like lupus? Sometimes it’s just a drug allergy. You keep going back to the history, you keep going back to the physical [exam] until you get the clue that leads you to the right diagnosis.

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