The Environmental Protection Agency recently confirmed high lead levels in an upscale Atlanta neighborhood. The location stands in contrast to many polluted sites investigated by the federal Superfund program — often in former industrial or waste disposal areas where environmental racism has left marginalized groups at risk.
As Jimmy Carter rests in hospice care at his home in Georgia, The Associated Press reached out to former political prisoners who credit him with saving their lives. Carter is known around the world for trying to put human rights at the center of America's foreign policy.
A newspaper finds that the insurance company that manages medical care for many Georgia children has denied or partially denied more than 6,500 requests for psychotherapy between 2019 and mid-2022.
“We're not going to end the HIV epidemic until we make testing for HIV convenient and routine,” said Patrick Sullivan, lead infectious disease specialist for the Emory initiative.
After 23 years, Amy Bryant, women's tennis coach at Emory University in Atlanta, is retiring. Bryant is the first woman in NCAA history to win the national team championship as a coach and a player.
Rather than treating patients in clinical trials with a specific drug, doctors are taking a more personalized approach by attempting to understand root causes of and the best treatments for diseases affecting cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s.
Emory University has announced that it will increase its financial aid for students from low-income households and eliminate its need-based loan program. The university said in a statement Monday that the push to help more students graduate debt-free will begin next school year.
Emory University is switching to virtual classes to start the spring semester because of a national surge in COVID cases fueled by the omicron variant. In a letter to the university community, President Gregory Fenves said Tuesday Emory will transition back to in-person learning on Jan. 31 if conditions permit.
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 surge around Georgia, Emory Healthcare postponed some elective surgeries this week due to a shortage of beds and continues to evaluate “elective surgical cases on a daily basis across all our hospitals,” the hospital system said.
On Georgia Today, host Steve Fennessy talks with Grady Memorial Hospital physician Kimberly Manning on the roots of distrust amid the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and her personal mission to persuade communities of color to take the vaccine.
The nation’s leading infectious disease doctor issued a strong rebuke of the White House on Thursday, saying he would not support political meddling in the rush to make a coronavirus vaccine available to the American public.
More than 100 children have died of COVID-19 in the United States.
A top Emory doctor says calling convalescent plasma a "game-changer" is a long shot: “I'm not convinced this is the solution to our problems."
A condition known as myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart, could threaten athletes during the pandemic because research has shown heart damage is a residual effect of COVID-19, a top Emory sports doctor says.
A top epidemiologist at Emory had this reaction after seeing viral photos of Georgia students: "When I see those pictures, I realize that we really have an uphill battle."