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    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 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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       A study says one-year-olds who have two or more dogs or cats have a lower risk of developing some common allergies. The study followed the kids until they were six. It looked at allergies to dogs and cats as well as other common allergens such as molds and grasses. About one third of kids with no pets were allergic to something, but only about 15 percent of kids with two or more pets had an allergy.The lead researcher thinks it may take some certain amount of exposure to pet allergens to get the protection. And he says two pets may be enough to do it.Previous research indicated that pet exposure in childhood could raise the risk of allergies. But the new report says those studies were few in number and not as well designed. The researcher is at the Medical College of Georgia. The study is in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

 

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