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Study: Severity Of Marital Problems Stay Stable Over Time

The severity and number of couples’ overall problems stay stable over time, even as their relationship dissatisfaction grows, a new study finds.

12/24/2014

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Study: E-Cigarettes May Lure Teens Into Traditional Smoking

Teens who use e-cigarettes may be lured into traditional smoking, a new study finds.

12/15/2014

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Study: Percentage Of Women Using Long-Term Birth Control Methods Doubles

The percentage of women in the United States who are using long-term birth control methods have nearly doubled in recent years, according to a new report.

12/11/2014

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Study: Government Anti-Smoking Campaign Cost $480 Per Smoker Who Quit

Two new studies found that the health care cost of smoking is higher than previously thought and that a governmental program has been cost-effective in getting smokers to quit.

12/10/2014

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CDC: Middle-Age Women Have Highest Rate Of Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, women ages 40 to 59 have the highest rate of depression of any group based on age and gender in the United States.

12/03/2014

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CDC: Only 30 Percent Of Americans With HIV Have It Under Control

Only 30 percent of Americans with HIV have the virus under control, according to a new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

11/25/2014

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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