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Smokers Contracting Covid get Sicker

  Health experts are sounding the alarm about covid-19 and smoking. They say the habit can make you much sicker if you contract the virus…

Kemp, DPH Roll Out Status Report Website for COVID-19 in Georgia

ATLANTA – Today Governor Kemp and Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) commissioner, announced a daily status report page for confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia. This will replace nightly news releases from the Governor’s Office…

Elton John Announces He Has Pneumonia On Tour

(CNN) - Elton John says he is battling pneumonia . The British singer announced he was diagnosed with walking pneumonia while on tour in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday. On social media, the 72-year-old singer said he gave Sunday's…

'Tis the Season for the Flu

'Tis the Season for the Flu. Dr. Kumar with Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital stops by to tell us how we can protect ourselves and our family…

Polio-Like Illness Sweeps Country

A rare Polio-like disease that causes paralysis is affecting children across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 127 cases are under investigation. The medical name is Acute Flaccid Myelitis or A-F-M. The 62 confirmed cases…

Fast Flu Relief On The Horizon?

(NBC News) Faster relief from the flu could be just around the corner. Studies are showing an experimental drug called Baloxavir can help ease flu symptoms within just a few days, much like…

Study: Too Much Bad News Can Make You Sick

(CNN) - Over the past year, your news feed has been inundated with hurricanes, volcanoes, and deadly mass shootings. It's hard to escape the 24 hour news cycle thanks to smartphone apps and social media. But it turns out…

Harvey's Health Impact

(NBC News) Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has declared public health emergencies in both Texas and Louisiana, and many shelters are setting up makeshift mini-hospitals to address the growing health needs of hurricane victims.…

Backyard Chickens Linked To Salmonella Outbreaks

(KPLC)  Nearly 400 people have been sickened in salmonella outbreaks linked to backyard chickens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating eight different outbreaks in 47 states, including Louisiana. Most people infected with Salmonella…