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CDC: 1 In 3 Adults Drink Excessively, But Not Alcoholics

One third of adults drink excessively but are not alcoholics, says a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

11/20/2014

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Government Pushes Healthcare Enrollment

There’s a renewed push to get Americans to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. According to Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health […]

WAOK-AM–11/19/2014

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Study: Stress Harder On Younger Women’s Hearts

Stress affects young women with heart disease harder than it affects young men with heart disease, a new study finds.

11/18/2014

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Changing Your Smoke Alarm Battery Could Save Your LIfe

State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday. Hudgens says […]

WAOK-AM–11/01/2014

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Experts: No Proof ‘Brain Training’ Games Work

There is no evidence that playing brain games actually help people enhance their intelligence, according to a statement put out by 69 scientists from around the world.

10/23/2014

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Ebola Q & A With Dekalb District Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Ford

How do you get Ebola? Who is at risk for contracting Ebola? Dr. S. Elizabeth Ford, the DeKalb County District Health Director answers those questions and much more. President Barack Obama has warned against Ebola […]

WAOK-AM–10/21/2014

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Study: Smoking Causes 14 Million Medical Conditions In US Yearly

Smoking causes about 14 million major medical conditions to adults in the US every year, a new study finds.

10/14/2014

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Study: College Athletes Who Play Contact Sports More Likely To Carry MRSA

College athletes who play contact sports are more likely to carry the MRSA bacteria, says a new study.

10/09/2014

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Study: Mini-Strokes May Lead To PTSD

In a new study, sufferers of a mini-stroke were more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder.

10/05/2014

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Study: Neuroticism, Long-Time Stress Linked To Alzheimer’s In Women

According to a new study, women who feel anxious, moody, and distressed for a significant amount of time during middle age may be at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later on in life.

10/02/2014

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