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Past articles by Sabrina:

The good link between exercise and relief of mental health symptoms

Exercise, especially high-intensity, is found to be beneficial in helping to relieve mental health symptoms. → Read More

CDC: Childhood growth chart revised to track severe child obesity

The nation’s childhood obesity problem has prompted the Atlanta-based CDC to change its BMI growth charts for kids. → Read More

Current inflation causing more people to seek food pantries

Many people are having to make tough choices as prices continue to climb. → Read More

Better Business Bureau warns consumers to beware of puppy scams

Consumer losses from pet scams are expected to exceed $2 million for 2022. → Read More

Airbnb launching apartment rental service, partnering with landlords

Folks looking for an apartment in Atlanta can now search for available units on Airbnb. → Read More

Joro spiders are back this fall in Georgia, across the East Coast

Now common in Georgia, scientists predict the arachnids could end up moving throughout the entire East Coast. → Read More

UPS driver delivers kindness and what he got in return was 10 times over

The driver's simple question on a doorbell camera pulled a new mom out her baby blues. → Read More

UGA researchers say medicine used to treat gout could also work to treat Covid

New research from Athens offers hope for a viable therapeutic to treat people infected with Covid. → Read More

The scary truth about international travel

Aviation is an international industry and as a result involves multiple languages. However, as deemed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), English is the official language of aviation. The industry considers that some pilots may not be fluent English speakers and as a result pilots are obligated to participate in an English proficiency test. The problem is that each country… → Read More

Coronavirus: Who's At Risk

The risk to Georgians is very low. So far, the only people infected in the U.S. with the new virus have been those who have traveled to the region in China where the virus first turned up in humans or those who've had prolonged close contact with them. You should be more concerned about influenza than this new coronavirus, according to health experts. To date, there have been just 6 confirmed… → Read More

Antibiotic Resistance; Deadly Threat

The government releases an antibiotic threat list. The list of 18 germs includes two new urgent threats; drug resistant Candida auris and carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter, bringing the number of urgent threats to five. Other pathogens on the urgent list include drug-resistant gonorrhea and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, a class of bacteria resistant to the important carbapenem… → Read More

13 Year Old in Dire Need of Kidney, 3 Years After His Mother's Murder

13-year-old Kincaid Eaker is in desperate need of a kidney. He was born with a disorder called polycystic kidney disease. His mother, Audra was going to donate her kidney but 3 years ago she was shot and killed by her husband as the they were driving down highway 92 in Woodstock. Kincaid lives with his grandparents now in Tennessee with his adopted sister. Time is running out. His kidneys are… → Read More

More Vaping Deaths Confirmed

Three more people have died after using e-cigarette products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The deaths have been in Illinois, Oregon and Indiana. Officials on Friday said they had identified 450 possible illnesses in 33 states, including Georgia. The CDC reports that a majority of the patients are young (18-35), are male and admit to using a device that contained… → Read More

Smoke Detector Recall

Check your smoke detector! Universal Security Instruments 10-year-battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11 are being recalled. They may not work. The smoke alarms can have a misaligned internal switch causing the alarms to not activate properly, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to… → Read More

CDC Pleads with Doctors to Look for Polio Like Illness

The most cases ever of acute flaccid myelitis were seen last year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there were -- 233 confirmed cases in 41 states. There were four confirmed cases in Georgia in 2018. AFM tends to spike between August and October every other year, including outbreaks in 2014 and 2016 with 120 and 149 cases, respectively. So far this year, there have been 11… → Read More

Yellowjacket nests 'as big as VW Beetles' appearing again in Alabama

Auburn University researcher and entomologist, Dr. Charles Ray says this year we could see huge yellowjacket nets and some could be as big as a Volkswagen Beetle. It's called a perennial yellowjacket nest. Entomologists believe that milder winters combined with an abundant food supply allow some colonies to survive and enter spring with much larger numbers. Additionally, the normal cues that… → Read More

The Scale Prevents Weight Gain, UGA Researchers

Weighing yourself daily can help prevent weight gain during holidays or vacations, according to researchers at the University of Georgia in Athens. Participants in a 14-week UGA study who weighed themselves daily on scales that also provided graphical feedback showing their weight fluctuations managed to maintain or lose weight during and after the holiday season, while a control group gained… → Read More

Opioids linked to spike in cocaine overdose deaths

Cocaine overdose deaths have been rising since 2012 and jumped a staggering 34 percent between 2016 and 2017, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Opioids may carry some of the blame. Many overdose deaths involve someone who took several different drugs, and researchers found that nearly three-quarters of the deaths involving cocaine in 2017 also involved opioids. Deaths… → Read More

Flu season is not over yet

Photo Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman, File FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. Health officials say further research has not found a miscarriage risk for women who get annual flu shots. Two years ago, a puzzling study found women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots.… → Read More

Spring forward this weekend

This weekend, we set our clocks ahead one hour as we return to daylight saving time. It officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. "Springing forward" will temporarily disrupt the sleep of millions of Americans. Most people need at least seven to eight hours of good sleep each night. Professor at Emory University, Ann Rogers tells WSB Radio that the biggest thing you can do: “Go to bed as early as… → Read More