Health

(Photo Credit: Maria Boynton/Entercom Atlanta)
Maria Boynton
June 11, 2018 - 2:06 pm
Former Ambassador and Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is out of the hospital and resting. According to Sonjia Young, wife of the former mayor's brother, Dr. Walter Young, "He's doing much better. God is good. He's healing much better." The former ambassador fell ill last month during a visit to...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials saidthey had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since October. That surpasses the 2012-2013 flu season, when there...
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Amanda Cooper
June 07, 2018 - 7:46 pm
The Georgia Medical Composite Board has suspended the medical license of local dermatologist Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte; also known as “The Dancing Doctor.” Attorney Susan Witt is representing Boutte’s former patients, says that The medical board has had evidence of allegations against Boutte for...
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Amanda Cooper
June 06, 2018 - 11:00 am
Summertime is known for friends, family, grilling and lots of outdoor fun and unfortunately, fire and sickness if precautions are not taken to prevent the later. Dekalb County Fire Captain Eric Jackson was a guest on Atlanta Up Close and provided excellent information on how to enjoy a safe and fun...
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Amanda Cooper
June 05, 2018 - 5:51 pm
If you’re traveling to your favorite grilling location in a local park, or merely grilling in your backyard, perishable food items, including raw meat and poultry, need to be handled safely before they hit the grill. An estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized with food poisoning each year;...
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(Photo Credit: File Photo from Georgia Food Bank summer Meal Program)
Maria Boynton
June 04, 2018 - 11:27 am
School is out and our children still need to eat and be healthy. Starting today, recreation centers and some churches are participating in the Summer Food Service Program. In DeKalb County, the recreation, parks and cultural affairs departments are hosting the program through July 27. Current...
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(Photo Credit: Ananah Harris Paris)
Maria Boynton
June 01, 2018 - 1:29 pm
The community will come together on Thursday, June 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., to help a woman who lost an arm in an accident with an Atlanta Police cruiser. Lisa Williams says she was driving in the West End on February 21, when the APD vehicle ran a red light and T-boned her car. The fundraiser...
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(Photo Credit: Fulton County Department of Senior Services)
Maria Boynton
May 30, 2018 - 11:30 am
There are an estimated 147,000 seniors living in Fulton County. Summits being held Thursday, May 31, are titled "Engage at Every Age", and are for seniors living in the county. They will be held simultaneously at four multipurpose facilities from 9:30a.m.-2:00 p.m. The topics of discussion will...
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(Photo Credit: Entercom Atlanta)
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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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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