Nearly 1 in 5 children in the U.S. suffer from a mental disorder, and this number has been rising for more than a decade.
Water tested from garden hoses contained three to nine times the safe levels of the toxic chemical BPA.
The CDC says public swimming pools are contaminated with fecal matter a majority of the time.
The federal government now wants stronger warnings on indoor tanning beds and more oversight.
The Centers for Disease Control is now calling not getting enough sleep “a public health epidemic.”
CBS Local Health News
ATLANTA (WAOK) – A new study indicates a link between income and dental care. According to a new American Dental Association poll, 70-percent of adults with an annual income of at least 30-thousand dollars have [...]
If you’re as devoted as I have been to getting ready for swimsuit season, your efforts likely include skimming articles featuring workouts that seem impossible, diets that seem unattainable and models that are just too [...]
ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – The Atlanta chapter of an international nonprofit organization is scheduled to host a discussion this week with U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin on the relationship between physical and financial health. Surgeon General [...]
ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – CNN anchor Zoraida Sambolin says she has breast cancer and is getting a double mastectomy. Sambolin, who anchors CNN’s “Early Start” morning show, talked about her condition on the show Tuesday while [...]
WASHINGTON (WAOK) – Uninsured Americans are getting help from the federal government to get health coverage. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is announcing new funding to help the uninsured to enroll in new [...]
ATLANTA (WAOK) – A new study shows texting and driving is now the leading cause of death among teens, surpassing drinking and driving. A report issued by Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York estimates [...]
WebMD Health News
Taking antibiotics could relieve symptoms of chronic lower back pain, according to a new study.
Under the Affordable Care Act, people and small businesses will be able to purchase insurance through a Marketplace.
Mutations in certain genes raise the risk of breast cancer by as much as 80 percent, experts say.