Category: Feature

A Case for Case Management

In today’s complex hospital systems, case managers not only focus on illness, they also ensure chronically ill patients receive high-quality care in the least restrictive settings. With sky-high medical costs, their current role includes striving to achieve the most cost-effective treatment, whether patients are in or out of a hospital.

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A Collection of Ballparks

Greg Hutchinson has seen games played on historic fields and in newly opened ones. He figures that counting current and past parks, he’s watched games played in something like 43 major league ballparks. The major leagues contain only 30 teams.

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The Key to Elder Abuse Prevention Is Education

Today, scammers are looking for non-cash transactions, like electronic transfers and debit cards. One of many problems he sees is that email seems to give older (and lonely) people courage to “talk” to predators they don’t know—and even more courage (as in the Perkins case) when they meet a scammer through family members. Education is key to helping people.

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Volunteers Lend a Hand to Arts and Culture Around Atlanta

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of metro Atlanta volunteers spend time each week helping local cultural institutions. They water flowers, stuff envelopes, field phone calls, guide school groups through exhibits, give history lessons, raise money and do all sorts of other things that local museums, gardens and performing groups need done. “They are incredibly important,” said Jayme Hogan-Yarbro, manager of volunteer and intern services at the Atlanta History Center.

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