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Still forgiven: Doctors & Sex Abuse — AJC National Investigation

A new national investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has uncovered 450 cases of doctors who were brought before medical regulators or courts for sexual misconduct or sex crimes in 2016 and 2017. In nearly half of those cases, the AJC found, the doctors remain licensed to practice medicine, no matter whether the victims were patients or employees, adults or children. Even some doctors criminally...


Petit out at MiMedx for acts ‘detrimental to the company’

Petit out at MiMedx for acts ‘detrimental to the company’

More dominoes have fallen in the ongoing investigations into financial dealings of Marietta-based MiMedx. The biopharma company announced late Thursday that Parker “Pete” Petit, who had resigned as CEO and chairman in July, has now resigned from the board of directors as well, effective immediately.
Georgia dental board inaction could leave patients at risk

Georgia dental board inaction could leave patients at risk

The Brantley County woman went in to have three teeth pulled. After a bad reaction to sedation, she experienced a deadly medical condition that stopped the oxygen from reaching her blood and lungs. She died in the hospital nine days later. To hear her dentist tell it, he tried to save her life.
Patients wonder why Georgia took years to stop woman posing as dentist

Patients wonder why Georgia took years to stop woman posing as dentist

In her months as a patient at the Paulding County family dental clinic, Yvonne Arrington saw a revolving door of people she believed to be dentists and dental professionals. Upon each visit, she said, it seemed that she was escorted to the examination chair by a different person in a white lab coat. But among all the clinic’s employees, Krista
Voter drive raised millions, but Abrams won’t say from whom

Voter drive raised millions, but Abrams won’t say from whom

Stacey Abrams’ name was nowhere to be found on statewide ballots in the 2014 elections. In Georgia’s House District 89, which she had represented since 2007, she didn’t even have an opponent. But Abrams was nonetheless directing a sprawling, well-funded campaign, one that established her as a major political figure in Georgia and beyond. Abrams raised $12.
More troubled doctors allowed back in practice by GA medical board

More troubled doctors allowed back in practice by GA medical board

To see just how far Georgia regulators will go in forgiving medical doctors’ transgressions, look no further than the latest crop of returned licenses and restored privileges: It includes an internist accused by four women of sexually inappropriate exams.
State pays $1.5 million to parents of ex-inmate

State pays $1.5 million to parents of ex-inmate

The state of Georgia has paid $1.5 million to the parents of a 43-year-old woman now in a vegetative state to settle their claims that their daughter was denied adequate medical care in prison.
Reality Winner says she’ll seek a pardon from Trump

Reality Winner says she’ll seek a pardon from Trump

Reality Winner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday that she will seek clemency from President Donald Trump, in light of his tweet last week that her sentence of five years and three months in federal prison is “so unfair.” Winner said her legal team is working on an application strategy.
Far from border, families separated in Georgia

Far from border, families separated in Georgia

For more than a year, a Honduran woman has been trying to get Georgia to return her four small children. She was deported in 2017. But the children are in foster care here — and so far, the state hasn’t agreed to give them back. As the family’s separation drags on, the mother has grown desperate, the Honduran consul general of Atlanta said.
Sex abuse allegations roil local youth hockey community

Sex abuse allegations roil local youth hockey community

National youth hockey officials are looking into allegations of sexual misconduct and the sudden suicide of a popular Gwinnett County coach. Parents of at least two players on the Atlanta Phoenix, a Duluth-based 16-and-under travel hockey team, reported to Gwinnett police Aug. 23 that their children had been sexually victimized by head coach Jason Greeson.
Georgia doctor accused of bilking Medicare of $1.5 million

Georgia doctor accused of bilking Medicare of $1.5 million

A Ringgold doctor falsely diagnosed patients as suffering from heavy metal poisoning and then billed Medicare for their treatment, federal prosecutors allege in a Medicare fraud lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. district court in Atlanta. Dr. Charles C. Adams perpetrated the scheme in Georgia for seven years, the government alleges, submitting some 4,500 claims and collecting about $1.
Abortion doc who served time for Medicaid fraud has his license back

Abortion doc who served time for Medicaid fraud has his license back

The Georgia medical board once sanctioned gynecologist Tyrone C. Malloy over a late-term abortion that left a woman with uncontrolled bleeding, her abdomen swelling as she was rushed to an emergency room. She went into cardiac arrest and died. Before that, the board cited him for medical mistakes in the death of a newborn just after a C-section.
Georgia man gets six years for Charlottesville beating

Georgia man gets six years for Charlottesville beating

Georgia resident Alex Michael Ramos faces years in prison for his role in last year’s beating of a black man in Charlottesville, Va., in the chaos following the Unite the Right rally. Ramos, a 34-year-old resident of Jackson, Ga., was one of several white men caught on video beating DeAndre Harris in a parking garage Aug, 12, 2017.
Mum’s the word on how this Georgia government agency handles sex harassment cases

Mum’s the word on how this Georgia government agency handles sex harassment cases

In Georgia, state government departments and agencies are told they can handle sexual harassment claims in a way that fits their culture. But this freedom can result in outcomes that leave victims disillusioned. Too often that was the case at the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, an AJC examination found.
In #MeToo era, state employees wonder ‘what about me’

In #MeToo era, state employees wonder ‘what about me’

Her boss at the agricultural lab touched her lower back so much, she dreaded going to work. In the emergency management office, women were subjected to a supervisor’s repeated crude comments about sex, as well as shoulder rubs and his fingers in their hair.
Oxendine caught up in lab testing dispute

Oxendine caught up in lab testing dispute

Georgia’s former insurance commissioner John W. Oxendine says he walked away from a deal with a Texas company called Next Health that is embroiled in a $100 million fraud lawsuit playing out in Dallas.
Violent attack on Georgia prison nurse points to major security breach

Violent attack on Georgia prison nurse points to major security breach

As Alicia Butler remembers it, the day was going along pretty much like all the others when the ambush occurred. One minute she was working alone in the small upstairs room where medication is stored at Georgia State Prison, part of her duties as a prison nurse, and the next she was on the floor, struggling with an inmate she believed was bent on killing her.
Attorney: Reed, city disguised legal fees in Southwell settlement

Attorney: Reed, city disguised legal fees in Southwell settlement

The secret settlement terms former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed agreed to with Miguel Southwell, the airport chief he fired in 2016, disguised a $65,000 legal fee as a job placement expense for Southwell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. Last week, the AJC and Channel 2 Action News reported that the secret terms included a $147,000 payout to Southwell that came from undisclosed sources.
Program claims unblemished record, but questions abound in murder case

Program claims unblemished record, but questions abound in murder case

The private organization that supervised a teenager now accused of murder claimed Monday it has an unblemished record of reforming young, often violent criminals. But just one day before police charged Jayden Myrick, 17, with killing a man shot during a robbery outside an Atlanta country club, a judge revoked the probation of Myrick’s co-defendant in an earlier crime.
‘Visionary’ didn’t keep promises to help violent teenager

‘Visionary’ didn’t keep promises to help violent teenager

One day last August, Gwendolyn Sands stood before a Fulton County judge and promised to rehabilitate a teenage boy already well on his way to a life of violence. She called herself a visionary. Her organization, Visions Unlimited, would pair the boy with a “life coach” for “24/7 supervision,” Sands told the judge.
Atlanta real estate agent admits bilking investors of millions

Atlanta real estate agent admits bilking investors of millions

An Atlanta real estate agent once honored with the Governor’s International Award has admitted defrauding clients out of more than $22 million. In U.S. District Court on Thursday, Emily Moerdomo Fu pleaded guilty to mail fraud in connection with a scheme that involved embezzlement, inflated sales prices, phantom property sales and unauthorized loans.
Norcross firm to settle suit accusing it of misleading customers

Norcross firm to settle suit accusing it of misleading customers

A Norcross company that once tangled with television personality Dr. Oz in a dispute over its dietary supplements now says it will settle a federal class action lawsuit accusing it of misleading consumers. Private Label Nutraceuticals sold products labeled as green coffee extract and carrying an image of a trim waist with a tape measure around it.
Newnan shows containment works to keep the peace at extremist rallies

Newnan shows containment works to keep the peace at extremist rallies

Newnan City Manager Cleatus Phillips had a terrible vision when a neo-Nazi group requested a permit request in early March to hold a rally in his town: Charlottesville. “This was the group in Charlottesville,” he said.
‘Concerns,’ but no consequences, after suicides in mental health system

‘Concerns,’ but no consequences, after suicides in mental health system

The 16-year-old drew pictures that scared her mother. Angels crying tears of blood. Devils. People hanging from trees. Then the girl attempted suicide, and her mother sought help from Georgia’s community-based mental health system. But therapists never flagged the girl’s risk for suicide, even after she inflicted what they recorded as another “self-injury.
MiMedx’s internal probe prompts CEO Petit’s resignation

MiMedx’s internal probe prompts CEO Petit’s resignation

Parker H. “Pete” Petit has spent years waging court battles and a war of words against those accusing his Marietta-based company of fraud. The MiMedx CEO and chairman called stories about his company inflating revenues by over-shipping medical products “bogus.
Reality Winner to take a plea deal in NSA leak case

Reality Winner to take a plea deal in NSA leak case

After a year of duking it out in federal court over allegations that she leaked top-secret government intelligence, former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner has agreed to a plea deal.
‘Dancing doctor’ objects to emergency license suspension

‘Dancing doctor’ objects to emergency license suspension

Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, the “Dancing Doctor” whose medical license was suspended this month, filed an objection to the emergency suspension in court on Thursday, seeking restoration of her ability to practice medicine. In two filings in Fulton County Superior Court, Davis-Boutte seeks a court review and temporary restraining order that would allow her to return to practice.
In #MeToo era, AMA asked to confront doctors’ sexual misconduct

In #MeToo era, AMA asked to confront doctors’ sexual misconduct

Nobody was more surprised than Dr. Meg Edison when another physician in her office was accused of sexual misconduct with a patient. That doctor, Dwayne Cook, was married, the father of seven children. He led weekly Bible studies. He drank neither coffee nor wine and couldn’t recognize the smell of burning marijuana. He seemed, Edison said, “as pure as the wind-driven snow.
‘Dancing doctor’ called threat to public safety by state medical board

‘Dancing doctor’ called threat to public safety by state medical board

A day after Sherita Cox had a cosmetic makeover by Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte, she struggled to breathe and was bleeding from surgical incisions. Taken by ambulance to a hospital, she was found to have a collapsed lung and be suffering from anemia due to acute blood loss. Her case apparently pushed the Georgia Composite Medical Board to finally take action against the Gwinnett physician.
17 former students now allege sex abuse at Georgia boarding school

17 former students now allege sex abuse at Georgia boarding school

A year after reports surfaced of decades-old sexual abuse at a Georgia boarding school, seven more former students say they, too, were victims. Sixteen former students of the Darlington School in Rome now allege that a longtime English teacher and dorm master molested or sexually harassed them during the 1970s and 1980s.
‘Dancing doctor’ suspended by medical board

‘Dancing doctor’ suspended by medical board

More than two years after receiving reports of alleged malpractice at Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte’s cosmetic surgery practice, the Georgia Composite Medical Board today immediately suspended the Gwinnett physician’s license.
Women say Gwinnett doctor invaded privacy with online video, photos

Women say Gwinnett doctor invaded privacy with online video, photos

Millions of people saw a video of a Gwinnett doctor singing along to the rap song “Cut It” and mugging for the camera while cutting into a patient’s flesh. Now, the woman in that video has told Channel 2 Action News that the cosmetic surgery left her disfigured. She also said she never gave permission for Dr. Windell C. Davis-Boutte to post the video online.
Sex assault claims against Tech coach an elaborate con, report says

Sex assault claims against Tech coach an elaborate con, report says

Ron Bell presented himself as Josh Pastner’s biggest fan. So when the Georgia Tech men’s basketball coach didn’t show the proper appreciation for his loyalty, Bell lashed out. “You know in poker, Kerri, they say that if you can’t spot the sucker at the table, then the sucker is you,” Bell texted the coach’s wife in February 2017.
After 42 years in state institutions, a home of her own

After 42 years in state institutions, a home of her own

Georgia has kept 44-year-old Lucretia Felder in state institutions, from foster care to a prison hospital, for 42 years. On Friday, a judge gave the state 90 days to find her a home. Felder, whose case was the focus of a recent investigative story in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will live alone but will have full-time caregivers.
Amid opioid crisis, drug-abusing nurses get secret sanctions

Amid opioid crisis, drug-abusing nurses get secret sanctions

The nurse was seen on duty at the hospital with red, dilated eyes, her speech slurred, her behavior drowsy. Trusted to care for people at their most vulnerable and fragile, instead she had taken opioids intended for patients and injected herself. Without a doctor’s OK, another nurse ordered Demerol and Benadryl for an emergency room patient, but that patient had already been discharged.
It’s consumer beware for cosmetic surgery in Georgia

It’s consumer beware for cosmetic surgery in Georgia

» Part 2 of 2 (read Part 1 here) The goals were beauty and confidence, but the results were disfigurement, disability or death. In 2013, Dr. Nedra Dodds, who was trained as an ER doctor, performed liposuction and fat injections on a 37-year-old, April Jenkins, who screamed during the surgery, “It’s tearing. It’s burning.
Do your homework before cosmetic surgery

Do your homework before cosmetic surgery

» Read series: Parts 1 and 2 here It’s consumers beware when it comes to cosmetic surgery in Georgia. The state has virtually no limits on which doctors can do cosmetic surgery, where they can do it, and what they say in their advertising, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News found.
Woman left brain damaged after cosmetic surgery

Woman left brain damaged after cosmetic surgery

» Part 1 of 2 (read Part 2 here) With her wedding just two months away, Icilma Cornelius arrived at the Lilburn office of Dr. Windell Boutte to prepare for her special day. The 54-year-old bride-to-be came to the doctor’s full-service medical spa and cosmetic surgery center for Botox and another anti-wrinkle treatment.
VA workers accused of taking gifts to push Marietta firm’s products

VA workers accused of taking gifts to push Marietta firm’s products

A biopharma company run by one of Georgia’s most successful and politically-connected businessmen showered gifts on three Department of Veterans Affairs workers, leading them to commit health care fraud by stocking the company’s products, a federal indictment alleges.
Cleanup at Ga. prison hospital leads to yet another problem — asbestos

Cleanup at Ga. prison hospital leads to yet another problem — asbestos

When the Georgia Department of Corrections began working earlier this year to improve conditions at Augusta State Medical Prison, the first order of business was a deep cleaning. After years of neglect, a thorough scrubbing of the building with disinfectant was desperately needed.
Feds demand 8 years of Reed, mayor’s office travel and p-card records

Feds demand 8 years of Reed, mayor’s office travel and p-card records

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News have obtained a new federal grand jury subpoena seeking records of Mayor Kasim Reed and his office’s credit card spending and travel for the entirety of his two terms in office.
Hospital thought it had answer for rural struggles. Now it’s in peril.

Hospital thought it had answer for rural struggles. Now it’s in peril.

On April 12 last year, an investigator for the insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield sent a bombshell letter to the owner of a small North Georgia hospital, Chestatee Regional. The investigator laid out evidence of systemic overcharging for urine drug tests, tests that he suggested the Dahlonega facility never should have done in the first place — and maybe never did, at all.
Bill would suspend sexually abusive doctors in Georgia

Bill would suspend sexually abusive doctors in Georgia

Doctors who sexually assault a patient would face a required license suspension or revocation under a new bill introduced at the Georgia General Assembly.  House Bill 1000, sponsored by Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta, would also require the state’s health care professionals to report a physician they believe has committed a sexual assault on a patient.
How SCAD sells a dream

How SCAD sells a dream

The best-paid college president of 2014 walked the red carpet, ready for her close-up. The limelight is a familiar place for Paula Wallace, president of the Savannah College of Art and Design. On this evening last year, she posed for photographers with her husband at the school’s annual film festival. Often, she appears beside a celebrity visiting SCAD, as the school is known.
Doctors and the opioid crisis: An AJC National Investigation

Doctors and the opioid crisis: An AJC National Investigation

To examine the role of doctors in America’s deadly opioid epidemic, the AJC scoured public documents from across the nation. The newspaper’s reporting uncovered more than 1,000 cases of doctors disciplined since 2016 for risky prescribing, many of whom are still seeing patients today.
Georgia video games spawn charges of payoffs, bribery and betrayal

Georgia video games spawn charges of payoffs, bribery and betrayal

An envelope stuffed with cash. Under-the-table payoffs. Backstabbing treachery over contracts worth millions. Welcome to the underbelly of Georgia’s $675 million-a-year video gaming industry, which produces enough accusations of fraud and corruption to fill a season of “The Sopranos.
Sweeping ruling says state cannot be sued without its consent

Sweeping ruling says state cannot be sued without its consent

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state is immune from lawsuits that challenge the constitutionality of statutes passed by the General Assembly. “Simply put, the constitutional doctrine of sovereign immunity forbids our courts to entertain a lawsuit against the State without its consent,” Justice Keith Blackwell wrote for a unanimous court.
A fast track to riches; harm in their wake

A fast track to riches; harm in their wake

Beny Mesika and Wes Houser had little in their backgrounds besides criminal convictions and failed businesses, but their fortunes turned when they began concocting dietary supplements. Within five years, they were awash in cash as they blended and bottled products promising a shortcut to size, strength and muscle from their warehouses in the northern Atlanta suburbs.
Which doctors sexually abuse patients? It’s not who you think

Which doctors sexually abuse patients? It’s not who you think

A best-selling author and talk show guest. A physician who worked with the NFL and the NBA. A renowned brain surgeon. A renowned clinician. A renowned pediatrician. These were some of the high-profile doctors among those nationwide found to have sexually abused their patients, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation discovered.
How the AJC’s Doctors & Sex Abuse project came about

How the AJC’s Doctors & Sex Abuse project came about

As is often the case with investigative reporting, the Doctors & Sex Abuse project in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution grew out of other work. Reporter Danny Robbins was examining orders by the Georgia Composite Medical Board for his 2015 stories on prison medical care. In doing so, he saw orders allowing doctors to continue practicing after a finding that they had sexually violated patients.
Doctors & Sex Abuse: Undercover agent became a patient to catch abusive doctor

Doctors & Sex Abuse: Undercover agent became a patient to catch abusive doctor

Swanee Owen was working undercover for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation when she walked into the Cumming office of Dr. Abbas Demetrios more than two decades ago. She had a problem with nail-biting, she said, and was hoping the doctor could help. “He scanned me up and down with his eyes, and then told me to come back that night at 9 o’clock,” Owen said.
How can I know if a doctor has been accused of sexual misconduct?

How can I know if a doctor has been accused of sexual misconduct?

Patients may find it difficult to learn if their doctor has been accused. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s national investigation of doctor sexual abuse found that procedures and the level of public access to medical board investigations vary from one state to the next.
If you’ve been sexually abused by a doctor, here’s what you should know

If you’ve been sexually abused by a doctor, here’s what you should know

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s investigation of physician sexual misconduct found that one patient’s report of abuse often leads others to come forward with similar allegations. Here are several options for patients who suspect their doctors of sexual improprieties: Police: Call your local police or sheriff’s department to report a sexual or physical assault.
Doctors & Sex Abuse: Advocates push for action on abusive doctors

Doctors & Sex Abuse: Advocates push for action on abusive doctors

Experts and patient advocates say more must be done to protect patients from doctors who sexually abuse their patients, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported today. The calls for action came in response to a national investigation published by the AJC last week, which exposed a phenomenon of physician sexual misconduct that is tolerated to some degree in all 50 states. Dr.

Who offends? A look at the doctors who sexually exploit patients

What sort of doctor would sexually exploit a patient? Certainly, many of the physicians whose acts were investigated by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had the professional reputations you might expect – nondescript to lousy. But one of the more surprising findings was that some doctors who groped, seduced, even raped patients were highly admired in their communities and by their peers.
How many doctors sexually abuse patients? Even medical boards don’t know

How many doctors sexually abuse patients? Even medical boards don’t know

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in an analysis of public records from every state, identified more than 3,100 doctors accused of sexual misconduct, including more than 2,400 doctors whose cases clearly involved patients. But the AJC also found those numbers represent only a fraction of the doctors who had sexual violations since Jan. 1, 1999.
Georgia doctor repeatedly sexually violated patients, but kept license

Georgia doctor repeatedly sexually violated patients, but kept license

In three different settings in Georgia – an Army base, a jail and a clinic -- Dr. William Almon faced allegations that he sexually violated extremely vulnerable female patients. He continues to practice medicine, and some who are familiar with his history wonder how that is possible.
AJC investigation finds doctors kept their licenses after sexually exploiting patients

AJC investigation finds doctors kept their licenses after sexually exploiting patients

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in a sweeping national investigation, today reveals that many of the thousands of doctors who sexually abused patients have been allowed to continue practicing medicine, shielded by physician-dominated medical boards and other agencies that are supposed to discipline those who do wrong.
Outside work challenges medical examiner’s credibility, judgment

Outside work challenges medical examiner’s credibility, judgment

Dr. Kris Sperry took the witness stand, exuding the full authority and credibility of the state of Georgia. Without hesitation, the chief medical examiner testified that Henry Glover died from a bullet to the back, fired by a high-powered rifle. “Any competent forensic pathologist,” Sperry said, would see the evidence the same way. But Sperry hadn’t examined Glover’s body....

Regional divisions hobble metro Atlanta

Michelle Knapp and Suzanne Taylor are the Ambassadors of Suburbia, the self-labeled “blonde and brunette” boosters of OTP. Their passion for all things north of I-285 was on full display one recent afternoon as the 40-something moms marched across downtown Woodstock in matching T-shirts emblazoned with the letters OTP.
Shot in the back

Shot in the back

New evidence in the controversial shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white Union City Police officer contradicts the official account and casts doubt on the officer’s justification for pulling his trigger, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News has found.
Guns, not cars, now kill more Georgians

Guns, not cars, now kill more Georgians

At the moment 2010 became 2011, Sergio Martinez stepped into his kitchen. Across the street, Ervin Turner Sr. raised his handgun to welcome the new year. In her living room, Martinez’s niece Marlen felt a curtain flutter, as if a sudden wind had entered the house. The sound of gunfire. Breaking glass. A scream. And Georgia’s first casualty of gun violence in 2011. All in .
Many summer camps in Ga. avoid oversight

Many summer camps in Ga. avoid oversight

Summer is on the horizon and for tens of thousands of Georgia kids that means camp. Horseback riding, swimming, music, science, sports; today’s camp offerings provide kids a smorgasbord of choices.
Many summer camps unregulated

Many summer camps unregulated

An Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation found that more than 750 summer camps in Georgia are exempt from state regulation, allowing them to legally avoid inspections, criminal background checks for employees and other safeguards designed to keep kids safe. And that’s the camps the state even knows about.
Secretive Justice: How Georgia colleges handle rape on campus

Secretive Justice: How Georgia colleges handle rape on campus

“What you did to me was date rape. I told you no, multiple times. You went for it anyway.” That’s how an Emory University graduate student learned last year that he was being accused of rape after what he believed was consensual sex with a classmate.
Deaths of two women inmates put focus on Georgia prison doctor

Deaths of two women inmates put focus on Georgia prison doctor

For weeks, they grew sicker, two women in a Georgia prison on the verge of dying. One with an abdomen so distended she looked pregnant. Another so jaundiced her skin was yellow. At Emanuel Women’s Facility in the summer of 2011, it was clear that Peggy Leigh Walker and Sharon Diane Blalock needed a doctor’s attention, and quickly. When it never came, worry spread.
Doctor’s career in New York beset by malpractice death claims

Doctor’s career in New York beset by malpractice death claims

A day after Lizzette Rodriguez was discharged from the emergency room at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was back — and this time there was no question about whether she should go or stay. The 34-year-old mother of four had collapsed at home, but it was too late to save her. A pulmonary embolism caused her death.
Web exclusive: 8 cases where doctor was accused of mistreatment

Web exclusive: 8 cases where doctor was accused of mistreatment

After Dr. Yvon Nazaire moved to Georgia in 2006, he was granted a medical license and hired as a state prison medical director despite a litany of questions about his abilities to care for patients when he worked as an emergency room physician in New York. The medical board in that state censured and reprimanded him, and wrongful death lawsuits further challenged the quality of care he provided.

When Georgia had three governors: The story that won George Goodwin a journalism prize

Back in the days when Gov. Gene Talmadge told Georgians their only friends were God, Sears, Roebuck and ol' Gene himself, an Atlanta newspaperman went snooping in the Capitol vault. In an envelope marked "Telfair County, " he found the state's political scandal of the century. Proof of dead people rising from their graves - just to vote for Gene's son, Herman Talmadge.
War In Our Backyards: The story of 1864 Atlanta

War In Our Backyards: The story of 1864 Atlanta

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN YOUR EXPERIENCE "I had no idea so many people were killed in my neighborhood." That quote, uttered from a newsroom staffer as he looked at a Civil War battle map at the Atlanta History Center, was the genesis behind the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s interactive project War In Our Backyards.

How to safeguard your identity online

The following tips come from the Federal Trade Commission: Avoid phishing emails. Don’t open files, click on links, or download programs sent by strangers. Be alert to impersonators. Don’t give out personal information over the Internet (or by phone or mail) unless you’ve initiated the contact or know who you’re dealing with.

Teens, sex and federal funding

To receive federal money aimed at preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, states must include at least four of seven possible sex-related questions on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Local governments can choose which questions to include on the survey, which also has questions about violence, alcohol use and other behaviors.
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