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8-year-old's Eye Exam Saves Her Life

When an 8 year old Atlanta girl , Ruby, was having terrible headaches, her mother had no idea that an eye exam would solve the problem. Ruby's mother…

Alcohol Abuse Among Americans on the Rise

American's use of alcohol is on the rise. According to a study was led by researchers at National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a new study shows there was an 11% overall increase in alcohol use between 2002 and…

"Music Therapy" Debunked for Children with Autism

Music may soothe the savage beast, but a new study says it doesn't do anything for Autism. A group of Norwegian researchers found that music therapy plus standard care does not improve Autism symptoms any better than standard care…

Scientists Study the Brains of People with Autism

  MRI memory skills scans show significant brain differences in people with genetic forms of autism. The images reveal significant abnormalities in brain structure, that corresponded to patient's cognitive and behavioral problems. Experts say brain imaging could help identify people…

Ask The Doctor: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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…

April: Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

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…

Wellness Wednesday with Dr. Handy

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. In the wake of Erin Andrews' shocking announcement of her battle with Cervical Cancer this fall, WLTZ's Mallory Hagan caught up with Dr. Kendall Handy, OBGYN, of Midtown Medical Center for health and screening…