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    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 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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  • How to protect yourself from the flu virus

    How to protect yourself from the flu virus

    Thursday, January 12 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-01-13 00:03:44 GMT
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    Georgia has seen its first flu-related death this year, and 108 people have been hospitalized so far this season in our area due to the flu. The health department says the individual who died from the flu was elderly, but it can strike anyone at any time. 

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    Georgia has seen its first flu-related death this year, and 108 people have been hospitalized so far this season in our area due to the flu. The health department says the individual who died from the flu was elderly, but it can strike anyone at any time. 

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             New research unveiled at an international AIDS conference in France raises the possibility of safe breast-feeding for HIV positive mothers in the developing world. Experts say findings presented at the biggest AIDS research conference of the year indicate that giving babies an AIDS drug from birth through the entire breast-feeding period could reduce the rate of HIV infection through breast milk from about 15 percent of children of HIV infected mothers to about one percent. Programs aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of the AIDS virus in poor countries involve treatment during pregnancy but stop one week after childbirth. That halves the risk of the babies getting HIV in the womb or during passage through the birth canal, but many of those gains are lost when the infants later contract the virus through breastfeeding. This year's largest scientific and medical conference on HIV/AIDS is being held in Paris. The goal of the conference is to share the latest advances in HIV research and provide a unique platform for the international community to translate the science into action.

 

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