Author: Mary Anne Dunkin

Curtailing Cancer Care

The list of serious health problems caused or affected by COVID-19 is long and growing: heart disease, pneumonia, blood clots, liver and kidney failure – and now, less directly, cancer. Even though there is no evidence that COVID worsens cancer…

2021 Economic Yearbook: Northwest

When life hands you lemons … make protective gear. That was the mantra of many business owners throughout Northwest Georgia last spring when COVID-19 threatened their livelihoods as well as the health and lives of those around them. “We had…

COVID’s Cardiac Connection

When the COVID pandemic first started, scientists were struggling to learn as fast as the virus was spreading. Inevitably, that meant that guidance changed as knowledge grew. They’re still learning – in December, for example, the Centers for Disease Control…

Heart to Heart

Heart disease was once thought of as a man’s disease or an older person’s disease. But recent research confirms it is both of these – and a whole lot more. A large, multistate study published in the November 2018 edition…

Hooked in Georgia

Graham Skinner is a devoted husband and father of two with a successful career as a business development representative at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, a residential treatment center for drug addiction and alcoholism located in scenic Ball Ground, north…

Treating Cancer Closer to Home

When you think of places where people go for cancer treatment, certain names may come to mind – University of Texas MD Anderson, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mayo Clinic, to name a few. What many people don’t…

When Memory Fails

If you’ve ever misplaced your glasses, searched frantically for lost keys or struggled to remember the name of an acquaintance, you’re far from alone. Almost all of us suffer occasional memory slips and for most these are no cause for…

Healing Failing Hearts

At 28, Marie Marsden had just given birth to her second child in Indiana when she began to notice something was not right with her body. “People said, ‘you just had a baby – it’s going to take time,’” the…