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Study: High School Smoking Hit New Low As E-Cigarettes Boomed

Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report...

Health Reform

Georgia & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Gov. Deal signs HB 1 which permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat certain conditions. Among those looking on are State Rep Gloria Fraizer (far left) State Rep Allen Peake (yellow tie) and State Rep Patty Bentley (far right) (Photo courtesy of Andrea Briscoe/ Office of Governor Nathan Deal)

Wait Is Over For Georgians Suffering Pain: Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law

“For the families enduring separation and patients suffering pain, the wait is finally over,” said Governor Nathan Deal. Today, Governor Deal signed House Bill 1 into law. It allows the use of medical cannabis oil […]

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Study: Sleep Apnea, Heavy Snoring Linked To Memory Decline

People who have breathing problems while sleeping are more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease and early mental decline, a new study suggests.

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Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Actress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Sickle Cell Patients Excited As Medical Marijuana Bill Is About To Become Law In Georgia

Patients with Sickle Cell Disease will be among those covered when Georgia’s medical marijuana bill becomes law. Governor Nathan Deal’s office says that he will sign the bill tomorrow. It would allow patients with sickle […]

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Study: Acting Out Dreams May Be Early Sign Of Parkinson’s

Researchers find patients who suffer from a condition that causes them to thrash about while dreaming develop Parkinson’s or other similar diseases later in life.

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IMS: US Prescription Drug Spending Soared 13 Percent In 2014

U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act.

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5 Simple Exercises That Lower Stress

Looking for a way to lower stress? Try these five exercises from Dr. Tami Meraglia, author of “The Hormone Secret: Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days.”

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?