April 24, 2017
Georgia Health News
Cold Caps are Gaining Traction in the United States
Scalp Cooling Technology Can Prevent Hair Loss during Chemotherapy, but the Treatment is Costly, Labor-Intensive and Doesn't Work for Every Patient. And there are Risks Involved, Doctors Warn.
Emily Ferguson is happy when she looks in the mirror and recognizes herself, a slender and athletic woman with medium blonde hair cut at shoulder length. And she’s relieved that she doesn’t have to worry about how to cover her head when she goes for a run, or swims in the ocean with her three kids. Feeling and looking normal, Ferguson says, sometimes helps her forget that she’s ill.
April 14, 2017
Bridging Cancer and Beauty
Atlanta hairdresser pushes his peers to ramp up knowledge about side effects of chemotherapy
The number of cancer cases is expected to rise by 70 percent over the next two decades, says the World Health Organization (WHO). Many of those patients suffer from the side effects of treatment, like hair loss. They create a growing market -- not just for hospital wig clinics, but also for regular hair salons and beauty spas. Several industry pioneers call to raise the professional bar for hairdresser training and education.
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Throughout metro Atlanta, physicians are saving lives by providing comprehensive care during medical emergencies.
Whether their quick thinking stops a stroke victim from suffering lasting damage or their proactive diagnoses work to keep cancer at bay, some of the most talented doctors in the country work at hospitals near you, and their careful decision-making protects the people you love. Here are three stories about amazing medical outcomes.