Danger under the sun: Taking skin cancer seriously

By Ruobing Han

Georgia Health News | May 27, 2015

Danny Sanders, who operates Oglethorpe Feed & Farm Supply, has been dealing with farmers and cattlemen in Oglethorpe County for more than 16 years. He's seen them come and go with all sorts of injuries and ailments, including skin cancer.

"A couple of farmers that I knew had places burned off their skin" by doctors, Sanders says. "You know, for small skin cancers."

 

Training the next generation of top-notch health reporters

Discover UGA | June 2015

Students in the University of Georgia's Health and Medical Journalism program are learning the skills that will ultimately help members of the public separate fact from fiction and make smart choices, whether they're in the doctor's office, the grocery store or the voting booth.

     

Why HMJ at UGA Matters and What it Takes

The best health and medical journalism can change policy and help people choose wisely — at the doctor's office, in the grocery store and in the voting booth.

Graduate students in Grady's MA program generate high-impact stories for print, television, web and wireless, while gaining expertise in disciplines from public health to environmental science.

Inquisitive, tough-minded idealists with bachelor's or higher degrees in science, liberal arts or journalism are invited to apply.

Empowering Communities through
Health and Medical Journalism

Students learn to cover health and medicine for any market or audience in this professional masters program endowed by the Knight Foundation. A rigorous academic program, hands-on experience, and flexible electives prepare students to understand health issues during changing times.

HMJ Graduate Students:

  • Develop the skills and skepticism needed to cover health and medicine anywhere in the world, for any audience, in any medium.
  • Learn that every story is really about people, whether it involves a rural clinic or a neuroscience lab.

To see what our currents students are working on, visit the Student Portfolios.

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