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Healthgrades, a leading healthcare research firm, tracks hospital performance across dozens of conditions and procedures. Here is the list of metro Atlanta hospitals that received a five-star clinical quality rating—which indicates a performance that was statistically significantly better than expected—in one or more areas of care.
Morehouse School of Medicine recently unveiled what they say is the state's first mobile high-tech research unit equipped for research, prevention, and services. Using it, they can go to rural areas and let people take part in research trials, such as diabetes and stroke prevention studies.
Helping cancer research is about a lot more than donating money. The Atlanta-based American Cancer Society is in the final stages of the enrollment drive for its third Cancer Prevention Study, CPS-3. The call is out for up to 5,000 metro area men and women 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer. The purpose of the study is to better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that affect a person's risk of developing or dying of cancer.
For a man with such respectable bona fides—University of Chicago medical school graduate, trained in oncology at the National Cancer Institute, Emory professor, and currently chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society—Dr. Otis Brawley sure knows how to piss people off.