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Study: Obesity Surgery In Younger Patients Could Reverse Cardiac Problems

Researchers found many pediatric patients had hearts that look like those of middle aged patients. But after weight loss surgery, that changed.

09/18/2013

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Study: Children’s Use Of E-Cigarettes Increasing

Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.

09/05/2013

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Study: Children’s Poor Motor, Social Skills Linked To Too Much Television Watching

According to a new study, even one hour more a day can diminish a preschooler’s vocabulary and math skills as well as classroom attention.

08/10/2013

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The Clayton County Board of Health Back To School Immunization Campaign

              The Clayton County Board of Health is hosting a Back to School Immunization Campaign July 22nd thru August 30th, Monday thru Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Children who are enrolling in […]

WAOK-AM–08/07/2013

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Man Accused Of Leaving Kids After Crash Arrested

Authorities say they’ve apprehended a man accused of pulling two children out of his vehicle after he crashed it and then leaving the kids at the scene of the wreck.

08/05/2013

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Police: Woman Lost In West Georgia With Three Children Trying To Visit Walking Dead Actor

Authorities say a Mississippi woman and her three children ended up in west Georgia while on a road trip to find an actor from “The Walking Dead” television show.

08/01/2013

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Visits Atlanta

ATLANTA (WAOK) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan came to Atlanta on Friday to visit William Boyd Elementary School and to address the annual meeting of the nation’s black mayors. Duncan says the Obama administration […]

WAOK-AM–05/31/2013

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Latest Info on Oklahoma Tornado

After a harrowing night of rescue and relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma the death toll estimates have been revised. The latest death toll from the Oklahoma medical examiner’s office now says only 24 people have […]

WAOK-AM–05/21/2013

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Study: Parents Should Suck On Kids’ Pacifiers To Protect Them From Allergies

The findings of a new study show that, if parents wish to protect their children from developing allergies, they should suck on their pacifiers.

05/06/2013

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Study: Nearly Half Of All Parents Giving Kids Medications They Shouldn’t Consume

A recent poll suggests that forty percent of all parents are giving their young children medications to which they should not yet be exposed.

04/23/2013

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