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Atlanta’s Top Docs share their stories of unexpected, inspiring, and memorable cases
If we’ve learned anything over the last few years, it’s that working in a hospital is never routine. We asked the metro’s most respected physicians to share stories of unexpected, inspiring, and memorable cases.
Wellbeing Q&A 2020
Atlanta doctors from a range of specialties share how best to take care of yourself and maintain your health—both physically and mentally.Q: What is a living-donor liver transplant and how does it work?A: Emory...
Surviving Cancer, Fall 2020
There’s no time to wait. We must be bolder, braver, and stronger than ever before in the fight against cancer. Meet the medical institutions in Atlanta who are rising to this challenge:Emory Winship Cancer...
Great Health 2020
In metro Atlanta, there’s no shortage of patient-centered care. At these hospitals, medical practices, and other healthcare establishments, compassion meets innovation for healthcare you can trust. Emory Proton Therapy CenterThe latest tool to fight cancer...
Atlanta’s Top Hospitals 2016
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.
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.
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.
Morehouse research to-go
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.
Cancer study ready to launch
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.
The Chief Complaint
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.