Author: Mary Anne Dunkin

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…

WellStar at 25

If you live or travel in the Atlanta area or to the west of it, you can’t go far without seeing the WellStar logo – on hospitals, health parks, urgent care centers and medical offices. Established in 1993, WellStar’s mission…

The Robots Are Here

Scientists, economists and sci-fi buffs alike have long predicted the arrival of robots – a day when smart machines would come to take our jobs and replace human touch and individuality with impersonal, cold technology. In hospital operating rooms throughout…

Young Hearts At Risk

Heart disease was long considered a disease of older men, a perception that began to change in 2004 when the American Heart Association launched its Go Red for Women campaign. Today the recognition of heart disease risk has extended to…

Long-distance Diagnosis

In a rural nursing home, a frail elderly woman develops a high fever, a situation that traditionally has required transport to the nearest emergency department. Through an arrangement that brings emergency care into nursing homes via a telemedicine transmittal unit,…