MCG: SHORTENING MEDICAL SCHOOL?

BY GRACE HUNNINGS – Founded in 1828, The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) stands today as the forerunner medical school of Georgia’s university system. As one of the top 10 largest medical schools in the United States, it functions as a conglomeration of four colleges, with nearly 9,000 students and 125 educational programs in total.…

SQUISHY CELLS – THE CUSHION OF STEM CELL TRANSPLANTS

BY OLIVIA WALLON – As of March 2019, scientists at the Winship Institute of Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Georgia Tech have released research that may offer an alternative to typical procedures used in stem-cell based transplants.   It is suggested that deformable cells, or cells with a tendency to be squishy, could…

PROTON THERAPY COMES TO GEORGIA

BY ANA MEHRANIAN –   The first of its kind in the state, the Emory Proton Therapy Center provides cutting-edge cancer treatment to Georgia residents. Centrally located in Midtown Atlanta, a short walk from the Emory University Hospital, it officially opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 6th, 2018. A branch of the…

WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS BEING CHALLENGED IN GEORGIA

BY SANIA QAZI – Next year Georgia will likely enact one of the strictest anti-abortion bills in the country, which bans women from receiving an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected. This typically happens six weeks into gestation, which is before most women even know they are pregnant. While this bill in particular has…

CANCER NANOTHERAPY

BY GRACE HUNNINGS – Robots exist everywhere—from science fiction to local hospitals—and they are developing fast under today’s healthcare system. Since the decade-old introduction of the first robotic surgical assistant, the use of robotics has been advancing rapidly in healthcare. Robots today are highly innovative and primarily responsible for relieving medical personnel from routine tasks…

HOW MEDICAID EXPANSION COULD IMPACT GEORGIA

BY SANIA QAZI – The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, passed 9 years ago after months of contentious debates about how the bill should address the issue regarding the growing number of uninsured and underinsured people in this country. Perhaps the most integral part of the bill aimed at solving this issue was the…

STAYING HYDRATED TO STAY HEALTHY

BY MUHAMMAD SIDDIQ – It is safe to say that most people take drinking water for granted. Perhaps we don’t give drinking water enough of a priority in our lives because it’s all around us. Water covers about 71% of the Earth’s surface and makes up over 60% of the human body. You have probably…

MEDICINIAL ADVANCEMENTS IN 3D PRINTING

BY ABIGAIL FRIEDEL – With the medical field’s exponential increase in technological advancements, there is no limit to a device’s application. Recently, medicine has unexpectedly ventured into traditionally engineering based technology: 3D printing. Originally referred to as additive manufacturing technology, it was fundamentally a process of stacking thin layers of solid materials to form a…