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Study: Visits To Doctors, Hospitals Decrease Over Last 10 Years

According to a new report put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between the years 2001 and 2010 visitations to a medical doctor have decreased. They also reported that spending a night in the hospital is a rare occurrence.

10/02/2012

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Ga Tech Football Fan Falls In Stadium

ATLANTA (WAOK/AP) —A Georgia Tech fan has been released from the hospital after falling 25 feet inside Bobby Dodd stadium in northwest Atlanta. The incident happened early in the second quarter of Saturday’s Georgia Tech-Miami […]

WAOK-AM–09/24/2012

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Georgia Woman Battling Rare Flesh-Eating Disease Preparing Release From Hospital

A Georgia woman battling a rare, flesh-eating disease is preparing to be released from the hospital after nearly two months.

06/26/2012

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4-year-old Boy Shoots Himself In The Head

ELLENWOOD, Ga. (AP/WAOK) — DeKalb County police are investigating a shooting involving a 4-year-old boy. Spokeswoman Mekka Parish says authorities are investigating the incident as an accidental discharge. Authorities were called to a residence at […]

WAOK-AM–05/29/2012

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Three Cases Of Flesh Eating Bacteria In Georgia

ATLANTA (WAOK)- Doctors are calling it a rare surge in cases of flesh-eating bacteria. There are now three confirmed cases in Georgia but officials say the three cases are not related. Thirty-three-year-old landscaper Bobby Vaughn has […]

WAOK-AM–05/22/2012

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Georgia Man Gets Speeding Ticket Rushing Cancer-Stricken Wife to Hospital

ROSWELL, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) — A Georgia man has filed a complaint against the Roswell Police Department after getting a speeding ticket while trying to rush his wife to the hospital. Johnny White was pulled […]

10/20/2011

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WellStar Expands Facilities

ATLANTA (WAOK)- One of metro Atlanta’s largest medical providers plans to expand. WellStar Health System is replacing its Paulding County hospital with a new $125 million facility. The hospital, which will be located in Hiram, […]

WAOK-AM–07/14/2011

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Fourth Graders Hospitalized After Snorting Cocaine

A fourth grader at Thomson Elementary School in Northwest D.C could be charged with drug possession. According to reports the student brought cocaine into the classroom and shared it with other students. Some of the children swallowed […]

WAOK-AM–03/18/2011

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