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Sandy Springs woman struggles with Alzheimer's diagnosis at 55 Video included

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The Alzheimer’s Association estimates about 200,000 Americans are living with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosed before their 65th birthday.
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5 fat-burning foods you should try Video included

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Tired of working out with no payoff, or counting calories and still not losing weight? Healthy chef Nancy Waldeck at the Family Wellness Center at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital pulled together five fat-burning foods you need to discover! More>>

Patients urged to 'partner' with caregivers & doctor Video included

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One woman teamed up with her doctors and got some answers to her health problems.
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Doctors: read to babies early, often Video included

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The country’s largest pediatricians group is telling parents to get reading. The American Academy of Pediatrics says reading should be an everyday ritual, beginning when your child is just a baby. More>>

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New vaccines required for local middle schoolers Video included

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Children's infectious disease specialist Dr. Andi Shane says if she could tell parents anything, it would be not to treat vaccinations like punishment, or tease kids about getting their shots. More>>

New moms turn to each other for support Video included

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Some new moms are finding help and support from each other.
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Do You Need A Multivitamin? Video included

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For many people, taking a multi-vitamin feels like we’re treating our body to something healthy.
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Boost Your Libido Video included

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By now you know working out is good for you. But if you're still looking for inspiration, Emory internist Dr. Sharon Horesh says exercise is one of the most powerful tools to jump start your libido! More>>

Independence Day fireworks come with big show, big dangers Video included

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Each Independence Day, about 7,000 Americans end up in the emergency room with firework-related injuries. Here are some easy way to avoid injury:
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Peachtree runner 'unstoppable' after losing 130 pounds Video included

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At 44, Tina Tait feels like she's just warming up for her new life. Nothing about her is half-way. She's all-in. She says, "I suddenly feel like I am an athlete. I never thought I could say that, but I am, and it feels great." More>>

What's staining your smile? Video included

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A lot of us spend the day sipping on a cup of coffee or soda, but that habit may do a number on our smile.
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Spotting skin cancer Video included

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"The earlier you can catch it, the better off you are. Melanoma is one of the only cancers where a millimeter of disease can be fatal," says Dr. Keith Delman, a melanoma specialist at the Winship Cancer Institute. More>>

Alysia Montano: Labor Is Much Harder Than Running 800 Meters Video included

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[VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Alysia Montaño is 8-and-a-half months pregnant and last week the five-time national champion did something that got everyone talking: she ran 800 meters in the U.S. Track and Field Championships. More>>

Free HIV testing on Saturday

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Several locations are participating in National HIV Testing Day and will be open to the public on Saturday. More>>

Patients fight cancers with heated chemotherapy Video included

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Cancers in the abdominal cavity can be difficult to treat. But, a new form of heated chemotherapy may help patients like Venus Lopez. More>>

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Burned: Teen shares cooking dangers Video included

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Lauren Davis is 14, a competitive cheerleader, and a smart kid, who learned a very tough lesson. Wearing a black compression glove that covers her badly burned left hand, she says, “I learned to never leave the kitchen while you're cooking. It happened very fast."
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Exploring research studies and clinical trials Video included

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A couple of years ago, when her cancer drugs stopped working as well as they had been, her doctor mentioned a clinical trial for a then-experimental medication, called Pomalidomide.
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Crowdfunding fertility treatments Video included

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.Couples are turning to an online “village” for help paying for expensive fertility treatments.
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Father and son make long journey to find healing Video included

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It's become so familiar, this father-son ritual. Russell Teasley has been bringing 11-month-old "RJ" to the AFLAC Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta once a week for six months now.

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AMA: Cheerleading should be considered a sport

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The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks. The nation's largest doctors' group adopted that as policy Monday at its annual meeting in Chicago.
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Are you taking too many pills? Video included

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A recent study founding nearly half of Americans have taken at least one prescription drug in the 30 days, and that includes 1 in 4 kids. More>>

Gainesville girl gets 'second' second chance with double transplant Video included

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Two years after her transplanted heart began to fail, doctors have finally found 23-year old Kayla Montiel a new heart.
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Young people miss signs of stroke Video included

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At 41, Prince Quire looks like a very healthy guy. So, what happened after a pickup game of basketball caught him off guard. More>>

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Toddlers and Tablets Video included

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With a few swipes, Dr. Julie Pace's son is playing his favorite computer game, on a tablet so intuitive, nobody had to show him how it works. More>>

Mother of drowned boy warns parents: Never assume child is being watched Video included

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A Gainesville mother is sharing her story of heartbreak and loss after her young son drowns.
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Fox News anchor shares his son's heart journey in new book Video included

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When Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his wife Amy welcomed their first child into the world, they found themselves facing so much uncertainty. Their son has a series of complicated heart problems, and would face years of surgeries, if he survived. More>>

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Protect your eyes in the summer sun Video included

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Will Underwood has spent years out in the sun, watching Buckhead baseball, coaching his sons' teams,growing up along the ocean.
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Tackling Sibling Rivalry Video included

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Are you all grown up and still competing with your siblings? You’re not alone! But – even if you’ve been feuding for years, it is possible to make peace. More>>

Expert: Many myths, misconceptions about infertility Video included

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You've heard the advice: stop worrying about getting pregnant, just relax, be patient, take a vacation. But fertility specialist Dr. Desiree McCarthy-Keith of Georgia Reproductive Specialists says infertility isn't a waiting game, it's a medical problem.
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Tennessee boy with Autism communicates with yard sale play mat Video included

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Imagine a boy, not yet three years old, who is able to speak and do math, but he’s never said a word. This is the case of Rylan Kirksey, a Tennessee boy diagnosed with severe low-functioning Autism.

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To lose weight, lose your skinny jeans! Video included

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Cece Olisa, 30, has struggled with her weight her entire life. She says, “I was probably 12 when the idea of dieting and losing weight came into the picture." More>>

Helping pregnant women cope with anxiety Video included

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Pregnancy can be an anxious time for women. For Carey Lamphier, who was diagnosed as a child with an anxiety disorder, it was especially tough.
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Stressed out teens Video included

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You may think being a teen is easy, but the American Psychological Association says many teens are just as stressed as their parents. More>>

Dog bites: important warning signs

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In 11 years of working with dogs, Kate Johnson has gotten very good at reading their body language. What she sees in a now viral home surveillance video of a dog attacking a young boy makes her skin crawl. More>>

Faith and fitness Video included

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Drop by Peachtree Presbyterian on Sunday morning, and you're going to see a typical church: the choir, the congregation, and Senior Pastor Victor Pentz up in the pulpit. But drop by The Gym here, and you'll see the same pastor, sweating it out in a workout class. More>>

500 airline passengers possibly exposed to MERS Video included

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It is a major task: find and alert about 500 United States airline travelers from 34 different states they may have been exposed to a deadly new respiratory virus coming out of the Middle East, known as MERS. More>>

Snake Bite Season Warming Up in Georgia Video included

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It’s only mid-May, but the Georgia Poison Center is already getting calls about snake bites.
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Kayla's journey on transplant list Video included

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Kayla Montiel is 23, and in limbo. In the world of heart transplants, the Gainesville college student is what's known as a "1-A." She explains, “1A is the top of the transplant list." Her cardiologist Dr. Robert Cole says, “To be a 1-A you have to be sick enough to be in the intensive care unit."
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Allergy Sufferers Give Themselves Shots At Home Video included

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While “do-it-yourself” allergy shots may be a lot more convenient, Peachtree Allergy and Asthma Clinic's Dr. Carol Wiggins says they're not safe.
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Special Olympics: The heart of Justin Jr Video included

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Justin has earned at least 20 medals, many of the gold. But there is one award that stands out. He says, “I look back at that one race, I helped that kid." More>>

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Eat for the Test! Video included

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If you want your student to test well, Cheryl Williams, a registered dietitian with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta says breakfast is the most important meal. More>>

Spinal cord injury won't slow this young ballerina Video included

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The small dance classroom is filled with about a dozen eager children. And, right out of the gate, it's pretty obvious Jenna Proctor is no wallflower.
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Helping teens when their college choice says "NO" Video included

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For many teens, the college application process is their first real taste of a the high-stakes, high pressure world of adulthood. More>>

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New Calculator Estimates Your Hearts Real Age Video included

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You know how old you are, but how old is your heart? A new heart risk calculator created by the Joint British Societies may give you a wakeup call. More>>

Baby Silas turns 1

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Four months ago today Silas Huffman received his new heart! What an incredible, powerful day at Children's Healthcare of Right now Silas is enjoying a little beach time in Florida with his sisters.
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Girl, 6, a 'pro' at managing her hard contact lenses Video included

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When Briana was four, she wanted to put in her contacts on her own. So, that's what she does. More>>

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Headed for a workout? Stretch before you sweat. Video included

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If you want to avoid an aching back and creaky knees, Dr. Amadeus Mason, Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at Emory Sports Medicine says stretch before you sweat.  
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Slimming down your Southern Cooking Video included

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We love our Southern cooking: fried chicken, mac and cheese, collard greens. You don't have to give up your Southern staples to get healthier. More>>

Injured drummer makes comeback with artificial arm Video included

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Jason Barnes was electrocuted, losing his right arm. But thanks to a scientific marvel and a determined spirit, Jason plays on to a packed house.
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Understanding personalized medicine Video included

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At 62, Chris Berrier considers herself pretty healthy, but the retired Lilburn nurse sometimes feels like she's looking over her shoulder. More>>

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Give your pantry a makeover Video included

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So what healthy staples should you have in your pantry? A registered dietitian with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta suggests a few basics.
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Douglas County girl strong against Sickle Cell disease Video included

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A'Jana Davis feels like she was born to dance. The Douglas County third-grader likes tap, ballet, jazz and lyrical dance. She even competes. She says, "It's just awesome."
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  • Sandy Springs woman struggles with Alzheimer's diagnosis at 55

    Sandy Springs woman struggles with Alzheimer's diagnosis at 55

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:48:17 GMT
    The Alzheimer’s Association estimates about 200,000 Americans are living with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosed before their 65th birthday.
    The Alzheimer’s Association estimates about 200,000 Americans are living with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosed before their 65th birthday.
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    5 fat-burning foods you should try

    5 fat-burning foods you should try

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:19:49 GMT
    Tired of working out with no payoff, or counting calories and still not losing weight? Healthy chef Nancy Waldeck at the Family Wellness Center at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital pulled together five fat-burning foods you need to discover!
    Tired of working out with no payoff, or counting calories and still not losing weight? Healthy chef Nancy Waldeck at the Family Wellness Center at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital pulled together five fat-burning foods you need to discover!
  • Patients urged to 'partner' with caregivers & doctor

    Patients urged to 'partner' with caregivers & doctor

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:59:23 GMT
    One woman teamed up with her doctors and got some answers to her health problems.
    One woman teamed up with her doctors and got some answers to her health problems.
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