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Going into a Georgia hospital?
Going into the hospital for a routine procedure could have other risks—especially in Georgia. Because germs spread easily in a hospital setting, patients can pick up infections when sanitary practices aren't followed.
How stressed are we?
While Hawaii residents are least likely to say they feel stressed on any given day and West Virginians are most likely to be stressed, Georgians are about right in the middle.
Retiring in Georgia
It won't hurt your wallet so much to grow old in Georgia as in many other parts of the country. A private room in a nursing home here costs $63,875/year on average, which is less than the national media rate of $81,030.
Healthiest counties in Georgia
Metro Atlanta counties are some of the healthiest in the state, according to a study released today. Forsyth is No. 1, followed by Fayette, Oconee, Gwinnett, Cherokee, and Cobb.
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.
Georgia rocking the STDs
Forget bad SAT scores and peanut production stats. Georgia has earned the dubious honor of being near-tops when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases. According to the CDC, Georgia ranks 4th in the U.s. for syphilis, 7th for gonorrhea, and 8th for chlamydia.
Dahlonega Spa Resort, GA
Every yoga practitioner quickly learns to love one posture: savasana, the flat-on-your-back, arms-and-legs-flopped-out attitude of rest that concludes every class. But despite...
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
The Ritz-Carlton properties in Atlanta typify the cosmopolitanism that defines the hotel brand the world over. The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, with its honeyed wood paneling and...
I lean back in the lawn chair to soak up the early autumn sun still high in the sky and aimlessly swat at bugs, waiting for the next band to start. To my left, a local I’d been chatting...
St. Simons Island, GA
No one would ever say it’s particularly sophisticated to serenade patrons with kazoos at a fine-dining establishment. But that tradition, performed for birthdays at St. Simons’s...