Beth Galvin, FOX 5 Atlanta

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Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Beth:

Georgia couple feels hopeful about experimental Alzheimer's treatment

Steven and Bonnie Salomon of Decatur have been married 54 years. → Read More

Former McDonald's now home to healthy eating program

Marcia Cole figured she would never get her weight back below 200 pounds. The, the Atlanta grandmother found a breakthrough. She's lost 62 pounds thanks to a healthy eating program set up in a former McDonald's restaurant near Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital. → Read More

Study finds persistent hot flashes may raise a woman's heart risk

Most perimenopausal and menopausal women have experienced hot flashes. New research shows persistent night sweats may raise a woman's risk of having a heart attack or stroke down the road. But researcher are telling women not to panic; there is a lot they can do to lower their risk.f → Read More

Georgia woman finds breakthrough for crippling depression, anxiety

Linda Evers, 64, says her life veered off track after a serious fall in 2017 left her with crippling anxiety and depression. She stopped driving, started using a walker and stopped going out in public, leaving her sad and isolated. But, the Dallas, Georgia, woman says she found help from TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation. → Read More

Georgia expands Medicaid coverage for new mothers, but is it enough?

Facing one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the US, Georgia lawmakers expanded Medicare coverage for new moms, from 6 months to a 12 months after they deliver. One obstetrician says the 6 months of extra health coverage is a step in the right direction, but it is not enough. → Read More

Targeted cancer treatment helps Georgia boy facing advanced neuroblastoma

Edward Page was just 4 in 2017, when he was diagnosed with metastatic neuroblastoma, a life-threatening pediatric cancer. Today, he is thriving, thanks to a precision medicine program that yielded answers about what was driving his cancer, and how best to treat it. → Read More

Yes, socks help you sleep better

Comfortable socks may help you sleep better If you're chronically short on sleep -- or consistently not getting the recommended 7 to 8 hours most adults need, experts say it can undermine your memory, your mood, even your weight. ATLANTA - At a time many of us are running short on sleep, "It is so important. It is very important," says Dr. Chantale Branson, an Assistant Professor of Neurology at… → Read More

Braves pitcher Tyler Matzek talks about overcoming anxiety that nearly ended his career

Braves pitcher Tyler Matzek spent 5 years battling the yips, which caused his wrist and arm to lock up on him. Now, the 31-year-old is sharing how he overcame anxiety to get back on the mound. → Read More

In rapid heart failure, Cobb County man waited just 4 days for a donor heart

Arthur Vaughn of Marietta, Georgia, has a pretty incredible survival story. Days after running in the Peachtree Road Race, the 53-year-old went into sudden, rapid heart failure, and needed a new heart. Vaughn received one after just 4 days on a transplant waiting list. → Read More

How long are you contagious with COVID-19?

If you test positive for COVID-19, how long are you contagious? One disease expert says the answer is complicated. → Read More

Study finds depression is not likely caused by a chemical imbalance or low serotonin levels

For years, many people have assumed depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, or low levels of the chemical serotonin. But, a new British study finds low serotonin levels are not the cause of the brain disorder that affects millions of Americans. → Read More

Grief therapy helps Atlanta mother cope with losing her two sons

Shirley Guyton of Atlanta has survived losing both of her sons. Her youngest, Zechariah Guyton, was shot and killed in May of 2021 a week before his high school graduation. For the first time, Guyton talks publicly about the loss of Zechariah and how counseling has helped her get through the hardest years of her life. → Read More

New 2020 data shows jump in Georgia students receiving medical exemptions from vaccines

For the first time in more than a decade, the number of Georgia parents who received a medical exemption from a vaccine for their child increased slightly in 2020. It's not clear if this is a trend or a temporary uptick. One pediatric nurse practitioner says health care providers who work with children are watching to see what happens next. → Read More

US declares monkeypox a health emergency, Georgia doctor breaks down the basics

Georgia has become one of the top epicenters for the monkeypox outbreak. As the Biden Administration declares the outbreak a public health emergency, one Atlanta doctor is hoping the move with help states contain the virus. → Read More

Atlanta fertility specialist breaks down IVF

Infertility is more common than you might think, affecting about 1 in 8 US couples. Atlanta reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Desiree McCarthy-Keith discusses IVF, or in vitro fertilization, and why she encourages couples trying to get pregnant to give it time. → Read More

RSV, usually a winter virus, is hospitalizing babies in the summer

We usually think of respiratory viruses like the flu or RSV as seasonal, a problem in the winter months. They tend to circulate when the temperatures drop and people move indoors. But the pandemic has allowed the viruses to creep up outside of their typical season. RSV recently landed Major Gonzales, a 3-month-old Atlanta boy, in the hospital. → Read More

Georgia couple is now down 110 pounds after both undergo weight loss surgery

After decades of struggling with their weight, Chris and Michelle Miller of Marietta, Georgia, decided to take a leap of faith together. Both underweight weight loss surgery, hoping it would be the breakthrough they have been searching for to help them get healthy. → Read More

Georgia woman's goal to walk every day for a year transforms her physically and emotionally

Living in the city, Sandra Anderson says she has spent most of her life behind the wheel stuck in traffic. → Read More

Line dancing offers Atlanta seniors an escape from pandemic isolation

No group may have been hit harder by the pandemic than seniors. The group at highest risk of dying of complications of the coronavirus, many have be sidelined at home, cut off from their social and support networks. But, at Oak Street Health in Decatur, Georgia, line dancing classes are helping seniors reconnect with each other and the world around them. → Read More

After 107,000 Americans died from overdoses in 2021, Atlanta pharmacist pushes for better access to Narcan

In 2021, the CDC says 107,000 Americans died from a drug overdose, the highest number on record. → Read More