I arrived in the hospital room to find a pregnant woman writhing in pain. On the screen, I immediately saw something odd. The baby was awkwardly positioned, and its heart rate was super low. I realized we had to deliver her right away.
We did a lot of planning and dry runs, but I was still a bit nervous. This treatment is rarely used, and the last time it was done here at Emory was probably 25 years ago.
She was a middle-aged woman who’d been driving on a two-lane highway when a deer ran out in front of her. The deer went through the windshield and was pinned there. She was trapped inside, the deer kicking her in the face over and over again until they could extract her from the car.
She was a college student who developed what’s called fulminant liver failure, which happens to probably 2,000 people a year in the country. Without a liver transplant, she would have died within a week.
I kept glancing in the direction of Twin B. The staff was huddled around the baby, and I saw they were moving more quickly than they would for a normal newborn. I caught the eye of the attending neonatologist, who shook her head. I felt sick.
Fifteen years ago I had a patient with bladder cancer that had spread to her kidney. We decided to remove the kidney, but afterward the X-rays showed the cancer was much more advanced than we’d thought. Now I was faced with telling her that she was probably going to die.
She was in her early 20s, and she had severe rheumatoid arthritis in her hips. It had gotten so bad that she had to pull out of college. She had developed hip flexion contracture, which means her hip was stuck in a fixed, bent position. Even if she tried to stand up, her head would nearly touch the ground.
Dr. Joy Baker’s patients travel 40 miles on average to see her. Some pull up in their own cars, but if they’re too poor to own one, they might hitch rides with friends or on the Medicaid van, which must be scheduled three days in advance and also can run early or late.
Round Top is a remote cow town with a population of 90—except during the annual spring and fall markets, when as many as 150,000 visitors descend upon the village for one of the nation’s largest antique festivals—with an unparalleled selection of antiques to choose from.
Derek Trucks, the cofounder of Tedeschi Trucks Band—which he formed in 2010 with his wife, musician Susan Tedeschi—has strong family ties to Georgia. His uncle, Butch Trucks, was one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band, and Derek played with the reunited ABB from 1999 to 2014. We recently chatted with the renowned guitarist about the band’s latest album and the state of rock music today.
Small town mysteries, YA rom-coms, suspenseful crime fiction—get lost in a good book while you’re lost in paradise
Kendrick Lamar plays Infinite Energy Center, the 9th annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, and the world’s largest 10k
When classes resume this month, 525 students—more than triple the number enrolled when Cristo Rey opened in 2014—will walk into a new home that’s double the size of its former location.
Nick Kyrgios and John Isner will be back this year, along with top U.S. men’s player Jack Sock. But they aren’t the biggest names on the bill. Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams will play an exhibition match on July 23 against Canada’s number one player, Genie Bouchard.
Get the early word on four new metro Atlanta restaurants, including Southern cafeteria Magnolia Room, Petit Chou’s French-ish meets Southern-ish menu, and more.
“Normally, it’s pizza,” Andrew Young jokes. That’s not exactly true. Pizza boxes might sometimes grace the table at regular family get-togethers, hosted by his son, Andrew “Bo” Young III, in his six-bedroom home in Buckhead. Most of the time, though, it’s platters of home-cooked meat and vegetables made by Bo’s wife, Angelica.
If I tell my server that I had a negative experience, I want him or her to apologize or—if there’s still time—offer a replacement. An appropriate response would be, “I am so sorry. Let me get a manager.” Instead, I’m left boiling mad in my seat and then handed a full check for a half-eaten plate of food.
Of the approximately 100 restaurants in Statesboro, some 70 percent are fast food chains. Seni Alabi-Isama craved thoughtful food made from high-quality ingredients that reflected his wide-ranging cultural influences.
At Katie Barringer’s high-brow Cover Books, you can pick up the latest copies of Drift, which is all about coffee culture, culinary travel zine Ambrosia, and avant-garde food journal the Gourmand.
Clutch is a Buckhead business that believes that our binary approach to automobiles (do I buy or lease?) leaves out a third option: subscribe.
We asked Jonathan Brimer and Jason Pittenger, who opened Inman Quarter’s hip Select Shades shop in March, to share the hottest new frames.
Fifteen years after it launched in Savannah, the brand that bees built will finally open a retail shop in Atlanta—the largest of its eight shops, in fact—this summer at Westside Provisions District. Sure, you’ll find honey, but there’s equal shelf space given to natural body and beauty products. SBC makes them from hive materials like beeswax, royal jelly, and propolis.
Stepping inside the wardrobe of professional stylist Shani James is like taking a curated tour through high fashion history. James first began collecting vintage clothing while traveling with her fiancé, singer CeeLo Green. Now, she has collected more than 1,200 vintage couture garments and accessories.
Nothing says Atlanta like an outdoor picnic. Back in the day, concertgoers pulled out silver candelabras at Chastain Park. Now we prefer a more relaxed but no less stylish vibe. For advice on pulling this off, we asked home decor shop owners Steve and Jill McKenzie to show us how they entertain outdoors in their neighborhood park.
When it opened 50 years ago, the Hyatt Regency on Peachtree Street felt like the architectural embodiment of the Space Age. Visitors—14,000 came one opening weekend—gazed up in awe at the 22-story atrium, designed to provide “spatial relief” from the hassles of air travel and city life.