Health

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Maria Boynton
May 09, 2018 - 2:28 pm
Former Atlanta Mayor and Ambassador Andrew Young continues to recuperate after falling ill last weekend during a trip to Nashville, TN. Family members say Young checked in with doctors earlier in the week at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. According to reports, a spokesman with the Andrew...
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DEA - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
April 19, 2018 - 11:55 am
Keep America’s medicine cabinets safe. Clean them out and take back unused, unwanted and expired prescription medications on April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Find a collection site at www.DEATakeBack.com .
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ASSOCIATED PRESS/Tracey Brown
April 24, 2018 - 6:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new head of the nation's top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other past directors, government officials confirmed. Dr. Robert Redfield Jr., 66, has a long career as a top HIV researcher, but he had no experience...
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Amanda Cooper
April 17, 2018 - 5:26 pm
Barbara Bush is more than the former first lady; she is a loving mother, devoted wife, and nurturing grandmother. Her spirit of dignity, class, and strength and have been exhibited during her husband and son's two terms as president respectively. Over the span of years, she has been treated for...
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April 02, 2018 - 6:17 pm
An estimated half-a-million piedmont patients across Georgia must pay an out-of-network provider, due to Piedmont Healthcare ending its contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia. Chief consumer officer Jeff Gove says that three days of negotiations ended at midnight Saturday when Blue Cross...
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March 29, 2018 - 6:24 pm
ATLANTA (AP) -The nation’s top public health agency has its money for a new lab to handle dangerous germs. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked Congress for funds to build a new state-of-the art laboratory building. CDC officials got $480 million for the endeavor. Money...
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March 09, 2018 - 6:48 pm
Today, I am highlighting a woman who is a writer, editor, communication professional, speechwriter, wife and most importantly a mother of two wonderful children. If that is not what some would consider a full plate, she also happens to be the First Lady of New York City. In 1991, McCray entered...
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WAOKAM: On-Demand
March 08, 2018 - 4:58 pm
Today on The Movement with Dr. F Keith Slaughter we had the pleasure of having Dr. Rasean Hodge as a guest. Currently, Dr. Hodge serves as Medical Director for Premier Chronic Pain Care in Atlanta, GA and is a strong advocate for the legalization and cultivation of Medicinal Cannabis, and is a...
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Maria Boynton
March 05, 2018 - 10:34 pm
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, the state is among the top 11 states with the most deaths from prescription opioid overdose. Opioids are medicines used to help reduce pain. They also include the illegal drug heroin and fentanyl, which is a synthetic opioid. Fulton County...
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March 01, 2018 - 6:47 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A former medical examiner for several metro Atlanta counties was at the center of an opioid ring, writing prescriptions for powerful pain pills in exchange for sexual favors and nude photos, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Dr. Joseph Burton faces charges of conspiring to...
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