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Marriage has Health Benefits

Being married is good for your heart. A new British study reveals people in marriages are 14-percent more likely than singles to survive a…

CAN ECSTACY TREAT PTSD?

  The street drug ecstacy might be able to help people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, gives users intense feelings of euphoria…

American Fathers Waiting to Have Kids

  Fathers of American newborns keep getting older. Standford University researchers say the average paternal age at the time of a child's birth is now just over 30 years old.…

Rain from Harvey Hits the Area Today

Harvey begins to impact our area today and we will feel the effects through Saturday with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms passing through on and off. Rainfall totals through Saturday could reach 1-3”…

Auburn Game Day Tips

With the first Auburn football game kicking off this Saturday, there are a lot of new additions and fun activities the university will provide for fans on the big day. Every year Auburn University tries to…

Skateboarder Hit by Car on Auburn University's Campus

A skateboarder was hit on Auburn University’s campus Tuesday. It happened around 12:20 p.m. on Duncan Dr. near Bibb Graves Dr. According to Auburn police, an 18-year-old student was struck by a 68-year-old man. The 18-year-old was treated on scene…

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Celebrates Expansion of Opelika Facility

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey made a stop in Opelika Tuesday to partake in a ribbon cutting of an international businesses' expansion. Baxter international makes dialyzers supporting chronic renal disease patients. In just the Opelika branch, they’ve made more than 75…

Tiger Paws Join WLTZ for War Eagle Week

Auburn University Tiger Paws are gearing up for their first game day on Saturday, and they're looking forward to seeing the crowd at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Before game time, the Tiger Paws will be tailgating and…

How Well do you Know the Moles on Your Skin?

As summer winds down it's a great time to look for suspicious new spots on your skin. A new Italian study reveals less than a third of melanomas arise from existing moles and the majority  appear as new spots. Researchers…

Man arrested after school bus stolen in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man is in custody after allegedly stealing an empty school bus and leading police on a chase near Birmingham.Blount County school officials say a bus was taken from outside the…

Governor Ivey Announces Inaugural Governor’s Disability Job Fair

NEWS RELEASE BIRMINGHAM – Governor Kay Ivey announced the Governor’s Inaugural Disability Job Fair will take place during National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. Governor Ivey made the announcement at United Ability, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham,…

Tuskegee Receives Largest Estate Gift in University’s History

Tuskegee University has received a generous estate gift valued at $1.59 million — the largest planned gift received by the university to date — from 1943 Tuskegee University graduate Dr. Orlando Lawrence Clark. Clark, a resident of San Francisco, was…

City of Auburn Making Changes to Downtown Parking

PKG DOWNTOWN PARKING 11P Parking has always been a hot button for the city of Auburn. But, they are addressing those issues and have a ton of moving parts to increase traffic flow and create more parking spaces for citizens…

When Babies Should get Hepatitis-B Vaccine

  Infants should receive their first does of hepatitis-b vaccine within 24 hours of being born. That's according to newly released guidelines from the  American…

Fewer Children Prescribed Antibiotics

  It seems pediatricians are doing more to curb antibiotic resistance. Between 2010 and 2016 the rate at which antibiotic prescriptions were filled dropped 9 percent. Blue Cross Blue Shield reports the decline was biggest among pediatricians. Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas…

Exercise Helps but not a Cure for Dementia

The benefits of exercise are well known. It improves heart health, bone health and helps people lose that extra weight. And even though it can also help people think more…

Exercise is Good Medicine

Another study links physical inactivity with an early death. Researchers in Nova Scotia looked at data on more than 3 thousand people over age 50. Those…

Daycare Worker Charged in Boy's Death Faints

Mobile, AL (WKRG) - The daycare van driver charged in connection to the death of a five-year-old fainted in an Alabama courtroom on Thursday morning. During Valarie Patterson's bond hearing, she passed out. She may have suffered a seizure, though…

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