Health Care

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…

2022 Top Doctors

From addiction medicine to vascular surgery, outstanding physicians from the full range of medical specialties can be found throughout Georgia. And Georgia Trend is proud to feature them in the third annual listing of the state’s top doctors. The list…

Kids’ Care Zone

In just two years, the number of pediatric hospitals in Georgia doubled, from two to four. In 2019 Atrium Health Navicent’s Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital opened in Macon, and in March 2021 Memorial Health’s Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s…

2021 Top Hospitals: Maintaining the Mission

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to pummel healthcare organizations with staffing shortages, delivery disruptions, appointment cancellations and revenue loss, these same organizations and their providers and administrators continue to strive to provide efficient, quality care. In addition, they are looking…

Helping the Body Repair Itself

Regenerative medicine is booming these days because one thing this relatively new field has done well is generate a lot of buzz. Often associated with stem cells, it’s the branch of medicine devoted to repairing, replacing or regrowing damaged or…

A Byte of Prevention

Much of the Southeast lags behind in any number of health statistics, from maternal and infant mortality to the percentage of people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. So when John Showalter, M.D., chief product officer at the Metro Atlanta-based…

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…

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…