How will COVID-19 affect you, if you do contract the virus? An infectious diseases physician says this new virus causes a spectrum of illness, from flu-like symptoms to critical complications. She warns younger people are telling her it's "the worst thing that's ever happened to them."
Brianna Alvarez was on the trip of a lifetime in Japan. The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta OR nurse and her husband JT Masci were teaching English at a school in Nagoya. They had hoped to stay 18 months. Then, their plans changed as a dangerous new virus surfaced in Asia.
Juli St George is a healthy 45-year-old Atlanta mother of two. She says COVID-19 left her fighting for every breath.
Anne Luhr of Marietta is staying close to home these days, which is a little challenge for an extrovert, used to being on the go. She is among those Governor Brian Kemp ordered to stay indoors with his limited "shelter-in-place" executive order.
Many of us are just beginning to understand what sheltering-in-place looks like and feels like. But a new online tool by the group "Coronavirus Act Now" projects what could happen to our hospitals
Scott Armstrong rarely gets sick. So, when the 48-year-old Atlanta pastor began to experience fatigue and body aches, he wasn't too worried. Then, the cough set in. Eleven days later, Armstrong says he's finally turning a corner in his battle with COVID-19.
Critics question a decision by the Atlanta VA Medical Center for how it transports veterans, claiming the VA could be putting lives at risk, especially during this vulnerable time.
Nursing homes and assisted living centers are stiffening screening and visitation rules. For some , the honor system is history. Visitors will face thermometers , kioks and even more questions.
Leaning over the open mouths of patients every day, Dr. Alex Rodriguez says his staff at Inman Park Dentistry goes through hundreds of protective masks a month.
The novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is a major threat to older adults, especially those with chronic health problems. In Georgia, hundreds of nursing care facilities are scrambling to protect their vulnerable patients from the virus.
The COVID-19 outbreak has made many of us more aware of germs. But, did you know your smartphone might be a haven for the virus?
Di'Jon Thomas received a life-saving gift from her little brother Dontae: a piece of his liver. Now, the transplant recipient is trying to do everything she can to protect herself from COVID-19, which can be dangerous for people with compromised immune systems.
Kanesha Burch was willing to do anything to help her son, Antonio, who diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. including going back to college to get a degree she knew would help Antonio.
Anxious about the coronavirus? You're not alone. Therapist Sulonda Smith offers some tips to soothe your fears and explain the outbreak to children.
As countries struggle to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to start preparing for what is looking more and more like a pandemic. Here are 5 ways to get yourself and your family ready.
Fasting has become a popular technique for weight loss. But, physician Taz Bhatia says to keep your fasts short and make sure you are staying hydrated.
Decades after he lost a leg after a car accident, the Peachtree City man was diagnosed with throat cancer. Now, he wants to use his cancer ordeal to help other patients.
Brenda Duran began falling in her late teens. She was 20, when she took a major tumble at Georgia Gwinnett College. That's when Duran learned why she was feeling so dizzy and off-balance: she has MS.
Gwen Garner-Rouse still can't believe how the decision she agonized over -- whether to undergo bariatric surgery -- would ultimately save her life, but not in the way you would think. She'd been battling her weight for 25 years.
The FDA has approved a new drug for children with a peanut allergy, but it may not be a good fit for some kids.