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Harris County Chamber of Commerce Selects New Chamber President

The Harris County Chamber of Commerce Board has approved Colin Martin as their next of President & CEO. Martin’s first day with the Chamber will be Monday, August 28, which will provide a week of transition before current Chamber President…

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…

Wonderful Weekend Weather!

Pleasant temperatures are on tap for today through the weekend with highs ranging from the mid 80s to low 90s, but humidity will be drier so temps may not feel as warm. Overnight…

Let Don Do It

An 83 year old Army Veteran in the Chattahoochee Valley is trying to adjust to life after his loving wife passed away a few years. He has few family…

Sheriff Jolley Testifies in Former Deputy's Trial

After a full day of graphic testimony too hot for TV in a former deputy's trial, the woman accusing Tommy Pierson of sexual assault was back on the stand. The victim and Pierson's Defense attorney …

Young Meth Users More Likely to have a Stroke

Young people who use methamphetamines could increase their risk of having a stroke. That's according to new research coming out of Australia. Methamphetamines, often called speed, ice or meth, were strongly linked to strokes caused by a brain bleed rather…

Mindfulness Could Help you Drink Less

A new study finds mindfulness could help drinkers cut back. A group of heavy drinkers attended an 11 minute mindfulness training session to help them focus on their cravings…

Texas Bracing for Tropical Storm Harvey

Preparations are underway in Texas as Tropical Storm Harvey makes its way to the gulf coast. In Beaumont, sandbags are available to residents concerned about potential flooding. Some residents and volunteers had already begun filling sandbags…

Couple Dies in Miami Watercraft Accident

Two tourists who were thrown from a personal watercraft after it struck the bridge to Star Island Monday have died, officials confirmed Tuesday. Julio C. Monteiro, 30, and Sabrina Lashea Daniels, 34, were taken toJacksonn Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.…

Soldier of The Week

Military health care has come a long way over the years and it takes good people like our soldier of the week to make that happen.   Sergeant First Class Timothy  M. Hobbs Junior serves as a platoon sergeant in…

New Study on Steroid Use

New research suggests oral steroids should not be used to treat respiratory infections in patients without asthma. The British study assigned 400 patients with 40 milligrams of prednisone or a…

Georgia Tech signs up With Adidas to Provide Sports Apparel

ATLANTA (AP) — Looking to boost recruiting and align with a hipper brand, Georgia Tech has teamed up with Adidas, which will serve as the exclusive apparel provider for its athletic programs. The agreement announced Tuesday comes after Georgia Tech…

Sports can Negatively Impact Your Child's Brain

Contact sports like soccer and basketball could lead to changes in the brains of young, healthy athletes. Canadian researchers scanned 65 varsity athletes who played a variety of…

Good Friends Can be Good News for Teens

A very important bond in a child's life comes in high school. A new University of Virginia study found teens with very close quality friendships had less…

Deputy's Trial Begins with Sex Tales

The trial for a former Harris County Deputy accused of sexual misconduct began today with sex tales and testimony about the Deputy's own private life. Tommy Pierson was fired from the department after allegations of…

National Hunting and Fishing Day

  Each year, the fourth Saturday of September brings National Hunting and Fishing Day.  On this day, celebrated Sept. 23 this year, everyone can enjoy any of eight FREE scheduled celebratory events, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources…

WATCH THE ECLIPSE: Live Coverage from NBC NEWS

NBC News will be chasing the total solar eclipse of 2017 across the United States with coverage from Oregon to South Carolina starting at 1PM EDT today. You can watch it live here. For more info on this historic event,…

Teens Athletes Abuse Their Bodies to Win

The nation's leading pediatricians are warning doctors and parents about rapid weight changes in young athletes. Many athletes use unhealthy methods to lose or gain weight as a way…

Children with High Blood Pressure

  The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines to help doctors diagnose and threat high blood pressure in children. They include a simpler screening method to…

21-year-old Shot and Killed in Columbus Neighborhood

A 21-year-old was shot and killed Sunday morning in a Columbus neighborhood. It happened on 51st St. and 15th Ave. around 4:30 a.m. According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, 21-year-old Cody Mathis was found dead with a single gunshot…

LaGrange Housing Authority Holds Leadership Academy Graduation

LaGrange, Ga.  – The LaGrange Housing Authority is pleased to announce the graduation of the Summer 2017 Leadership Academy participants.   The group of nine LaGrange Housing Authority residents participated in a 12-week training program covering topics like Job Readiness,…

Dunham’s Sports Celebrates Grand Opening

LaGrange, Ga.  –Dozens of customers lined up for the grand opening celebration. The first 100 adults in line this morning received a free Dunham’s Sports t-shirt. Today only, there are free 6-packs of Coke or Diet Coke to anyone making…

CSU Helping Raise Awareness for Visually Impaired

  COLUMBUS, Ga. — The players on the softball field at Columbus State University next weekend will all discredit the hitting advice that it’s important to keep your eye on the ball.   These players will all either be blindfolded,…

Social Media Scammers Target Mayor

In today's world of technology no one is immune to criminal mischief on social media not even the Mayor of Columbus. Social media scammers targeted city hall posing as Mayor Teresa Tomlinson online…

Accused Molester tells Victims' Mother "You'll be on TV"

An accused child molester already behind bars facing multiple charges for assaulting his own step children was back in front of a Judge this past week. Curtis Williams allegedly mailed a threatening letter to the…

Worried Moms Delay Vaccinations

  The advice women get during pregnancy could impact how their vaccinate their children. Researchers in New Zealand studied over 6 thousand mothers and their babies. Women who got discouraging…

Birth Control and Arthritis in Women

  The birth control pill might be linked to a lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women. A new Swedish study of over 8 thousand women found…

Teens who Vape more Likely to Smoke

In your Medical Minute, there is new evidence suggesting teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try smoking. British researchers surveyed about 28-hundred…

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