Health

Memory Care Cottage Opens in Columbus

WLTZ FIRST NEWS is proud to be a partner with the Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter and we are thrilled to announce the opening of the new Memory Care Cottage at Savannah Grand of Columbus…

Forced Smiles At Work Make You More Likely To Drink

(CNN) - You've probably been told to "put on a happy face," but could that forced smile be linked to covering up emotions with an unhealthy habit? New research from Penn State University and the University of Buffalo found…

Columbus Alzheimer's Walk Looking For Volunteers

Between the years 2000 and 2017, there was a 145 percent increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s. Currently, 1 in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s here in the United States alone. Last…

Lowering Weight, Lowering Blood Pressure

(NBC News) Very often, blood pressure and weight go hand-in-hand. That's something Pauline McCollough knows all too well. A scary visit to her doctor's office made her turn things around. "When I first got…

Study: Ultra-processed Foods Linked To Early Death

(CNN) - A new study says eating too many ultra-processed foods could shorten your life span. That includes snacks, boxed desserts and ready-to-eat or heat-and-eat convenience meals. Research suggests Americans have a 14% higher risk of early death with…

Safehouse Open Tonight Due to Freezing Temperatures

Due to the extremely cold temperatures tonight, a warming facility is open until Saturday at 2:30PM EST at Safehouse located in Rose Hill Methodist at 2101 Hamilton Road in Columbus. No question asked and no on turned away. Call…