Health Care

Coping with COVID

COVID-19 hit like a lightning strike, darkening businesses and causing everyone from office workers to schoolchildren to shelter at home. While the infection risks soon became clear, the deeper ramifications – not just on health and livelihoods but on emotional…

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…

Rural Hospitals: Fighting for Survival

When the doors closed at Cuthbert’s Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center (SGRMC) last month, Randolph County lost more than a hospital. Jobs and one of its few remaining lures for economic growth disappeared along with the ability to treat patients…

2020 Top Hospitals

This year, the coronavirus has upended all parts of the state, especially hospitals. As healthcare providers and administrators have struggled to manage a growing workload, shrinking supply of personal protective equipment and a pandemic that just won’t quit, they have…

Up for the Challenge

The harsh reality of the COVID-19 crisis that hit last winter may have taken a lot of people by surprise, when something they knew only as an obscure virus in a distant part of the world changed their lives practically…

Telemedicine Tipping Point

The coronavirus has upended our world and caused a sudden pivot in many traditional practices, including the practice of medicine. In response to the surge in appointment cancellations due to patients’ fears of contracting the virus, physicians and other healthcare…