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  • How athletes fuel their bodies to peak performance

    How athletes fuel their bodies to peak performance

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 4:26 PM EDT2016-09-27 20:26:11 GMT
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    Fueling your body with the right foods and drinks can peak your performance on the field.  As football and soccer players ramp up their season, our Roslyn Giles has more on healthy eating for athletes. 

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    Fueling your body with the right foods and drinks can peak your performance on the field.  As football and soccer players ramp up their season, our Roslyn Giles has more on healthy eating for athletes. 

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  • The importance of preventing ankle sprains

    The importance of preventing ankle sprains

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 4:08 PM EDT2016-09-27 20:08:53 GMT
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    With high school football in high gear right now, injuries on and off the field are of big concern among student athletes and their parents. Ankle injuries affect dozens of area players each year – injuries that can not only keep them out of the game but have lasting effects if not treated properly.  

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    With high school football in high gear right now, injuries on and off the field are of big concern among student athletes and their parents. Ankle injuries affect dozens of area players each year – injuries that can not only keep them out of the game but have lasting effects if not treated properly.  

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  • CDC reports this year's flu vaccine good match for strains

    CDC reports this year's flu vaccine good match for strains

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 4:43 PM EDT2015-10-07 20:43:12 GMT
    Thursday, March 2 2017 9:10 AM EST2017-03-02 14:10:45 GMT
    Good news and bad news about this year’s flu - doctors are anticipating a nasty season. However, the CDC reports this year’s vaccine is a good match for circulating strains and there's plenty of it.More >>
    Good news and bad news about this year’s flu - doctors are anticipating a nasty season. However, the CDC reports this year’s vaccine is a good match for circulating strains and there's plenty of it.More >>
  • Preventing spinal cord injuries in athletes

    Preventing spinal cord injuries in athletes

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 6:26 PM EDT2016-10-04 22:26:33 GMT
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    Spinal cord injuries are not considered common on the football field, but they can be dramatic.  In some cases, those injuries can lead to paralysis.  

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    Spinal cord injuries are not considered common on the football field, but they can be dramatic.  In some cases, those injuries can lead to paralysis.  

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  • Columbus hand surgeon warns of wrist injuries

    Columbus hand surgeon warns of wrist injuries

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 3:52 PM EDT2016-09-27 19:52:02 GMT
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    Saying 'ouch' when you jam your finger and ignoring the pain is not the thing to do, according to a hand doctor at St. Francis Columbus Clinic. News Leader 9's Roslyn Giles has more on what athletes need to know when getting hurt on the field.  

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    Saying 'ouch' when you jam your finger and ignoring the pain is not the thing to do, according to a hand doctor at St. Francis Columbus Clinic. News Leader 9's Roslyn Giles has more on what athletes need to know when getting hurt on the field.  

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  • Columbus doctor addresses concussions in sports

    Columbus doctor addresses concussions in sports

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 6:13 PM EDT2016-08-30 22:13:50 GMT
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    A lot has changed recently in the world of sports to help prevent concussions among athletes. New rules are now in place for football and soccer players at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.  

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    A lot has changed recently in the world of sports to help prevent concussions among athletes. New rules are now in place for football and soccer players at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.  

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  • Amidst football and other sports, experts warn about risks of knee injuries

    Amidst football and other sports, experts warn about risks of knee injuries

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:06 GMT

    From tailgating at your alma mater to rushing to get your little one to baseball practice, sports are in full swing in the South. However, with the excitement comes the threat of injuries to athletes young and old. 

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    From tailgating at your alma mater to rushing to get your little one to baseball practice, sports are in full swing in the South. However, with the excitement comes the threat of injuries to athletes young and old. 

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  • EpiPen priced more than $600, while experts argue its medicinal value at $1

    EpiPen priced more than $600, while experts argue its medicinal value at $1

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:06 GMT

    A life-saving drug for severe allergy sufferers is costing families in the Valley and across the country a lot more money. Now lawmakers are accusing the company Mylan, who produces it, of violating anti-trust laws. 

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    A life-saving drug for severe allergy sufferers is costing families in the Valley and across the country a lot more money. Now lawmakers are accusing the company Mylan, who produces it, of violating anti-trust laws. 

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  • Drive-thru flu shots available in Columbus on Tuesday

    Drive-thru flu shots available in Columbus on Tuesday

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 4:24 PM EDT2016-10-18 20:24:47 GMT
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    Keeping everyone healthy for fall football games and upcoming holidays is the goal of the Columbus Health Department as they encourage everyone to get a flu shot this season. To make it more accessible to everyone, the department will be hosting a drive-through flu shot event for the first time ever.

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    Keeping everyone healthy for fall football games and upcoming holidays is the goal of the Columbus Health Department as they encourage everyone to get a flu shot this season. To make it more accessible to everyone, the department will be hosting a drive-through flu shot event for the first time ever.

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  • News 9 MD: Battling brain cancer with lasers

    News 9 MD: Battling brain cancer with lasers

    Thursday, September 22 2016 6:04 PM EDT2016-09-22 22:04:25 GMT
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    Glioblastoma is the most common form of brain cancer and also the most deadly. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy can buy patients precious time, but in most cases, it’s no cure. Now, researchers have found a high-tech laser surgery that may have an added benefit for patients. 

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    Glioblastoma is the most common form of brain cancer and also the most deadly. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy can buy patients precious time, but in most cases, it’s no cure. Now, researchers have found a high-tech laser surgery that may have an added benefit for patients. 

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  • NEWS 9 MD: New Treatment for PTSD

    NEWS 9 MD: New Treatment for PTSD

    Thursday, August 18 2016 6:04 PM EDT2016-08-18 22:04:53 GMT
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    PTSD affects more than seven million adults every year.  Many of those affected are military service personnel who’ve returned from combat. There is no cure for PTSD, but a new drug currently in clinical trials is looking like the best treatment so far. 

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    PTSD affects more than seven million adults every year.  Many of those affected are military service personnel who’ve returned from combat. There is no cure for PTSD, but a new drug currently in clinical trials is looking like the best treatment so far. 

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  • 25 Zika cases in Alabama all related to travel

    25 Zika cases in Alabama all related to travel

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 10:57 AM EDT2016-08-16 14:57:09 GMT
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    25 people have tested positive for Zika across Alabama. The state health department reports all the cases involve travel to countries already fighting Zika outbreaks. 

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    25 people have tested positive for Zika across Alabama. The state health department reports all the cases involve travel to countries already fighting Zika outbreaks. 

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  • News 9 MD: Virtual reality testing for brain fitness

    News 9 MD: Virtual reality testing for brain fitness

    Friday, June 24 2016 9:59 PM EDT2016-06-25 01:59:46 GMT
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    About 17 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury every year. It can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt. But the brain can also suffer when it’s not being used effectively, and now doctors are using technology that’s behind 3D movies and video games to find out what is going on inside the body’s command center. 

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    About 17 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury every year. It can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt. But the brain can also suffer when it’s not being used effectively, and now doctors are using technology that’s behind 3D movies and video games to find out what is going on inside the body’s command center. 

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  • Campaign stresses 'A-B-C's' of sleep to save lives of babies

    Campaign stresses 'A-B-C's' of sleep to save lives of babies

    Thursday, May 26 2016 11:46 PM EDT2016-05-27 03:46:19 GMT
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    The Georgia Department of Public Health and several other state agencies kicked off a new campaign Thursday to save the lives of infants. It’s called the Georgia Safe to Sleep Campaign, a statewide effort created to protect infants from preventable sleep-related deaths. 

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    The Georgia Department of Public Health and several other state agencies kicked off a new campaign Thursday to save the lives of infants. It’s called the Georgia Safe to Sleep Campaign, a statewide effort created to protect infants from preventable sleep-related deaths. 

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  • Melanoma Monday kicks off Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    Melanoma Monday kicks off Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    Monday, May 2 2016 10:34 AM EDT2016-05-02 14:34:42 GMT
    Monday, May 2 2016 11:35 PM EDT2016-05-03 03:35:19 GMT
    What a common mole looks like. (Source: CDC)What a common mole looks like. (Source: CDC)

    Summertime means warmer weather, longer days, and more time spent outdoors. The American Academy of Dermatology wants to remind people to have a safe summer and take care of their bodies.

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    Summertime means warmer weather, longer days, and more time spent outdoors. The American Academy of Dermatology wants to remind people to have a safe summer and take care of their bodies.

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  • Meeting teaches method to identifying stroke symptoms

    Meeting teaches method to identifying stroke symptoms

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 5:21 PM EST2016-02-10 22:21:11 GMT
    Thursday, February 11 2016 6:16 AM EST2016-02-11 11:16:08 GMT

    The Midtown Medical Center stroke team is giving a new meaning to the word “fast.” FAST is an acronym that can help identify signs of a stroke. 

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    The Midtown Medical Center stroke team is giving a new meaning to the word “fast.” FAST is an acronym that can help identify signs of a stroke. 

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  • Doctors warn pregnant women about potentially life-threatening condition

    Doctors warn pregnant women about potentially life-threatening condition

    Sunday, November 8 2015 7:01 PM EST2015-11-09 00:01:59 GMT
    Sunday, November 8 2015 7:09 PM EST2015-11-09 00:09:16 GMT
    Doctors warn pregnant women about potentially life-threatening condition (WFSB)Doctors warn pregnant women about potentially life-threatening condition (WFSB)
    Doctors are warning pregnant women about a medical condition that could be life-threatening.More >>
    Doctors are warning pregnant women about a medical condition that could be life-threatening.More >>
  • NEWS 9 MD: Slowing ALS

    NEWS 9 MD: Slowing ALS

    Thursday, October 8 2015 9:41 AM EDT2015-10-08 13:41:59 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 6:22 AM EDT2015-10-09 10:22:04 GMT
    This year, more than 5,600 people in the United States will be told they have ALS. Within five years, many of them will be robbed of their ability to work, to walk, to even talk... until one day, they won’t even be able to breathe.More >>
    This year, more than 5,600 people in the United States will be told they have ALS. Within five years, many of them will be robbed of their ability to work, to walk, to even talk... until one day, they won’t even be able to breathe.More >>
  • Auburn-Opelika named healthiest area in AL

    Auburn-Opelika named healthiest area in AL

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 6:09 PM EDT2015-09-01 22:09:48 GMT
    Wednesday, September 2 2015 6:09 AM EDT2015-09-02 10:09:08 GMT
    You can find the healthiest community in Alabama right here in the Chattahoochee Valley, according to a new study.More >>
    You can find the healthiest community in Alabama right here in the Chattahoochee Valley, according to a new study.More >>
  • News 9 MD: Stem cells for diabetes

    News 9 MD: Stem cells for diabetes

    Thursday, August 27 2015 9:12 AM EDT2015-08-27 13:12:46 GMT
    Saturday, August 29 2015 10:06 AM EDT2015-08-29 14:06:07 GMT
    Three million Americans have Type-1 diabetes, a disease where the immune system stops the pancreas from making insulin. Patients rely on daily blood sugar checks and insulin injections to survive, but now there's hope on the horizon. More >>
    Three million Americans have Type-1 diabetes, a disease where the immune system stops the pancreas from making insulin. Patients rely on daily blood sugar checks and insulin injections to survive, but now there's hope on the horizon. More >>
  • News 9 MD: Smart Insulin

    News 9 MD: Smart Insulin

    Thursday, August 6 2015 9:21 AM EDT2015-08-06 13:21:56 GMT
    Friday, August 7 2015 6:05 AM EDT2015-08-07 10:05:04 GMT
    Imagine how tough it is for new parents to find out their baby has diabetes and then have to learn as they go how to regulate blood sugar and dose insulin. A mistake could bring coma or death. A researcher in Utah says his "smart insulin" could eliminate guesswork and more. More >>
    Imagine how tough it is for new parents to find out their baby has diabetes and then have to learn as they go how to regulate blood sugar and dose insulin. A mistake could bring coma or death. A researcher in Utah says his "smart insulin" could eliminate guesswork and more. More >>
  • News 9 MD: Save your heart through your wrist

    News 9 MD: Save your heart through your wrist

    Thursday, July 23 2015 5:15 PM EDT2015-07-23 21:15:20 GMT
    Friday, July 24 2015 6:18 AM EDT2015-07-24 10:18:03 GMT
    Every year, one million Americans undergo a procedure called Angioplasty. Doctors insert a catheter with a stent into a patient’s artery to open blockages near their heart. For some patients, an easier recovery may be in the wrist.More >>
    Every year, one million Americans undergo a procedure called Angioplasty. Doctors insert a catheter with a stent into a patient’s artery to open blockages near their heart. For some patients, an easier recovery may be in the wrist.More >>
  • Study: Some antidepressants linked to birth defects

    Study: Some antidepressants linked to birth defects

    Thursday, July 9 2015 12:01 PM EDT2015-07-09 16:01:32 GMT
    Thursday, July 9 2015 12:03 PM EDT2015-07-09 16:03:56 GMT
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    (CNN) - A new study found a slight increase in birth defects among babies born to women who took two popular antidepressants.The study, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at results of previous studies, along with new data on about 28,000 births.It found the slight increase in birth defects in babies born from women taking Paxil and Prozac in the months before getting pregnant and during the first trimester.However, it did not find any increase for other anti...More >>
    (CNN) - A new study found a slight increase in birth defects among babies born to women who took two popular antidepressants.The study, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at results of previous studies, along with new data on about 28,000 births.It found the slight increase in birth defects in babies born from women taking Paxil and Prozac in the months before getting pregnant and during the first trimester.However, it did not find any increase for other anti...More >>
  • How to identify a heat-related injury

    How to identify a heat-related injury

    Tuesday, June 23 2015 5:02 PM EDT2015-06-23 21:02:19 GMT
    Wednesday, June 24 2015 6:08 AM EDT2015-06-24 10:08:06 GMT
    No one is immune to heat-related injuries, no matter how much time you spend outdoors. Any of the following symptoms can signal the onset of a heat-related injury.More >>
    No one is immune to heat-related injuries, no matter how much time you spend outdoors. Any of the following symptoms can signal the onset of a heat-related injury.More >>
  • Online calculator predicts your risk of dying

    Online calculator predicts your risk of dying

    Friday, June 5 2015 4:42 PM EDT2015-06-05 20:42:34 GMT
    Friday, June 5 2015 4:42 PM EDT2015-06-05 20:42:34 GMT
    Researchers claim there is an online tool that actually predicts your risk of dying. More >>
    Researchers claim there is an online tool that actually predicts your risk of dying. More >>






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