Health

New Study Shows Reading Books Changes Your Brain

UNIVERSITY STUDY FINDS READING BOOKS IMPROVES SOCIAL SKILLS

1/5read 5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption Books are just as good for you as an apple a day, according to a new study. In fact, it finds if you want to stay mentally fit, reduce stress and have better relationships,…

Ask The Doctor: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

PCOS: A IS DISEASE THAT CAUSES IRREGULAR BLEEDING, HIRSUTISM, AND INFERTILITY. IT CAN ALSO LEAD TO ENDOMETRIAL CANCER.

1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption This week on WLTZ First News Midday, we learned more about a syndrome found in women during their childbearing years. We asked Doctor Kendall Handy, MD with Columbus Regional Health about the syndrome. He tells us it is called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Doctor Handy…

Trending Topics with Mallory Hagan

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Every year on April 20, cannabis lovers celebrate the day that has become known as “420.” WLTZ’s Mallory Hagan sparked the conversation online about whether or not the United States should legalize the use of marijuana. Hagan shares viewer responses for the record-breaking number of ‘Trending Topic’ comments on the WLTZ Facebook page.   Follow Mallory: Facebook Twitter Instagram

April: Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

PAUL CARTWRIGHT, M.D. AT COLUMBUS REGIONAL RECOMMENDS TO GET SCREENED FOR THIS KIND OF CANCER.

Did you know, April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month? Doctor Paul Cartwright, with Columbus Regional tells us, ”The main way to prevent Esophageal Cancer is to catch the precursor lesion, Barrett’s Esophagus, early.” He explains by recommending anyone who has conventional GERD/acid reflux symptoms, or they are on regular acid reflux medication for three years or more, to get screened….

School Bullying. Who’s Fault is it Anyway?

BULLYING IS A COMMUNITY PROBLEM, SAYS PROFESSOR DARREN MOORE

1/2WLTZ_2017_04_18_11_00_02-image-1 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2WLTZ_2017_04_18_11_00_02-image-3 Show Caption Hide Caption There are reasons bullying is getting worse. “There has always been bullying, ” says  Dr Darren Moore, Associate Professor, Program Director and Licensed  Marriage and Family Therapist. “We are unfortunately, living in a society where adults and children are becoming desensitized .” In a lengthy conversation on The Dee Armstrong…

Good Food Everyday Helps Keep the Doctor Away

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS HAVE POOR EATING HABITS

While millions of Americans turn to their doctors for medicines to cure their ills, according to a recent CNN report, for many of them the answer is really a need for healthy food. What is the leading cause of heart disease, stroke and type two diabetes? According to the report, it’s  bad eating habits. Eating too much salty food led…

TAKE a TOUR of the Columbus Water Works

RESIDENTS SAY THE TOUR IS ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING IN TOWN

1/4 Along Front Avenue on the Chattahoochee Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4At the plant site Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4The Chattahoochee River Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Award Winning Water Facility Show Caption Hide Caption Summer is approaching and moms and dads are looking for places to take the kids, especially places that don’t wreck the family budget. How about a…

Public Hearing on Alabama Abortion Sonogram Bill

SONOGRAM ABORTION BILL

A bill in the Alabama Legislature would require women seeking abortions to get a sonogram two days ahead of the procedure and hear a detailed description of the embryo or fetus. The Senate Health Committee has scheduled a Wednesday public hearing on the bill by Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa. A federal appeals court in 2014 blocked a similar…

Apple Cider Vinegar a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

VINEGAR STUDY SUPPORTS HEALTH BENEFITS

Another study concludes apple cider vinegar is good for health. You’ve probably heard of the amazing health claims of good old fashioned apple cider vinegar. Well, another study finds, there is some truth to the claims. Coach Tim, Head Nutrition Coach at BioTrust Nutrition, writes this week about taking in a little apple cider vinegar before and after a meal. …

200 Puppies at Newark Liberty International Airport

PUPPIES LEARN TO ADJUST TO NOISE AND CROWDS

Seeing eye dogs training in airport crowds. Newark Liberty International Airport welcoming seeing eye puppies into the crowds and security lines. Almost 200 puppies traveling through the airport, just like any passenger would. That means they went through baggage areas. They had to make it through security checkpoints, through the gates , the boarding lines and the boarding process. The…