Author: Mary Anne Dunkin

A Preventable Disease

By many measures, the story of colorectal cancer is one of success and hope. The number of cases in the United States has been steadily decreasing since the mid-1980s. In 2019, the death rate from colon and rectal cancer was…

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…