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Study: Second-Hand Smoke And Lung Cancer Not Clearly Linked

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta attribute approximately 3,400 lung cancer deaths every year to secondhand smoke. A new study suggests that CDC researchers may be mistaken, however.

12/13/2013

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The Sidney Wood Show: Obamacare Deadline Coming Soon

The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land and millions of Americans will be receiving insurance cards on January 1, 2014 for the very first time. Now is the time to answer all […]

WAOK-AM–12/13/2013

Patients cast a shadow while walking to lunch at a weight reduction clinic. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Debate The Validity Of ‘Healthy Obesity’ Studies, Claims

Health experts offer their thoughts on the concept of “metabolically healthy obesity,” and discuss whether or not complications arising from excess weight are a matter of “if” or “when.”

12/08/2013

The U.S. pregnancy rate in 2009 was the lowest in 12 years and the second lowest in 30 years. (Getty Images)

U.S Pregnancy Rate Falls To 12-Year Low

There are steep declines in pregnancy rates for teens and overall declines for women in all age and race groups.

12/07/2013

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Pay It Forward Friday: Curing Kids Cancer Annual Campaign

Become a regular supporter of Curing Kids Cancer! Thank you for choosing to support Curing Kids Cancer! Please complete the following information to process your online donation. All transactions conducted on this web site are […]

92.9 The Game–12/06/2013

File photo of a person filling a cup with soda. (Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Study: Only Half Of Those Hoping To Lose Weight Are ‘Seriously Trying’ To Do So

A recent survey has found that approximately half of Americans want to lose weight – and only about a quarter of the same population are seriously trying to do anything about it.

11/30/2013

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Hefty Holidays: American Indulgence In The Face Of A National Obesity Epidemic

Will our national concern with our weight and health ever affect or alter how we eat and act during the holiday season?

11/21/2013

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Georgia Tech Responds To Suspected Meningitis Case On Campus

ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials at Georgia Tech say a student is being treated for a suspected case of bacterial meningitis. Dr. Gregory Moore told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a female undergraduate student is expected to […]

11/21/2013

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Pew: Most See Obesity As Health Concern, Do Not Think Government Should Act

A recently conducted survey suggests that the majority of Americans feel obesity is cause for significant concern, but do not think that it is up to the government to intervene with policies that may result in healthier eating habits.

11/13/2013

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