Q&A Category: Newsletter

SUCH A BIG PROBLEM!

Such a big problem August 11, 2014             In 1985 Georgians were among the most overweight individuals in the country.  By 2005, the incidence of obesity had more than doubled. By 2005, 28% of all adults in Georgia and 26-28% of adults in Rabun County were...

So very differently

So very differently Bob Hatcher June 23, 2014                One day at a time people choose to live their lives so very differently. The differences sometimes amaze me. The patterns of living may be beautiful or repulsive; constructive or destructive; kind or mean;...

Numbers

Numbers June 2, 2014             Numbers have always fascinated me. I guess I inherited this from my parents.  After mom graduated from the University of Chicago in 1922 she worked for over a decade as an actuarial for Metropolitan Life.  Dad was a professor of...

If this isn’t nice, what is?

          If we keep our eyes open on most days there are blessings, bright moments or happy events.  But the quest for that which is good is up to each individual because whether you are looking at local, national or international news, good news is not what...

Information Technology

May 5, 2014            Are the incredible opportunities afforded us through information technology a blessing or a curse? For me they are both.  I love it when I can gain some degree of mastery over one technique. I have come to recognize the power and convenience my...

Treating and Preventing Loneliness

Treating and Preventing Loneliness Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH March 28, 2014      My column last week discussed some of the serious consequences of loneliness and its first cousin, depression. Problems ranging from suicide, heart disease, and decreased memory, to poor...

Loneliness

Loneliness March 24, 2014      When I asked a wise friend his thoughts about loneliness, the first words out of David Fore’s mouth were: “Being lonely is different than being alone.” David is a person who can be completely content when he is alone....

Native American Proverb

The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it. Michelangelo     Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA...

Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals January 1, 2014  We are all creatures of habit and at the beginning of a New Year I usually think a bit about mine.  Some are so bad. Some have served me very well. Two members of the writing group I go to highly recommend a little book called Daily...

How can ovarian cancer deaths be prevented?

           A woman in her late 40’s dies less than a year after ovarian cancer is diagnosed.  She has 3 daughters ranging from 15 to 25 years of age.  How can ovarian cancer be prevented in those 3 young woman? How can ovarian cancer be prevented during the lifetime...

At the end people can lose everything

At the end people can lose everything Bob Hatcher November 4, 2013  Updated January 18, 2014 Medical expenses in the last week to month of life can cause people to lose everything they have worked hard for all of their lives. You have heard a hundred times about the...

Stress accompanies going off to college

Stress accompanies going off to college                       Millions of young men and women have now completed two months of college, some have exprienced so much stress. Two months of several hundred graduates of Rabun County High, Rabun Gap Nacoochee, and Tallulah...

CONDOMS…

Pros know how to get a man to use a condom.  They always put it on for him.  See Alexa Albert’s book: BROTHEL The Mustang Ranch and its Women Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta,...

Effectiveness of the Nexplanon implant

900 is so different than 5 If a very large number of women use combined birth control pills for one year, 900 become pregnant If the same number of women, ten thousand women is the number, use a Nexplanon implant, 5 become pregnant in the next year.    Professor James...