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  • Experts: massive worldwide response needed for West Africa

    Experts: massive worldwide response needed for West Africa

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:48:13 GMT
    The United States has called an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council. This is the first time in 14 years the council has met to discuss an international public health crisis.
    The United States has called an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council. This is the first time in 14 years the council has met to discuss an international public health crisis.
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    Recipes: A healthy take on Southern favorites

    Recipes: A healthy take on Southern favorites

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:39:34 GMT
    We challenged chef Curtis Aikens to lighten up two Southern classics, starting with sweet potato pie.Which usually involves a couple of sticks of butter, loads of sugar and buttermilk.
    We challenged chef Curtis Aikens to lighten up two Southern classics, starting with sweet potato pie.Which usually involves a couple of sticks of butter, loads of sugar and buttermilk.
  • Kennesaw man saved by Delta Air Lines coworkers

    Kennesaw man saved by Delta Air Lines coworkers

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:22:14 GMT
    A Delta financial analyst is alive today because his co-workers knew what to do to save his life.
    A Delta financial analyst is alive today because his co-workers knew what to do to save his life.
  • Ebola survivor donates blood to infected colleague

    Ebola survivor donates blood to infected colleague

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:27:18 GMT
    Doctor Kent Brantly, who received a blood transfusion from a 14 year old Ebola before he came to Emory University Hospital , has apparently returned the favor.
    Doctor Kent Brantly, who received a blood transfusion from a 14 year old Ebola before he came to Emory University Hospital , has apparently returned the favor.
  • Obama to visit CDC to talk Ebola

    Obama to visit CDC to talk Ebola

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:27:01 GMT
    President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control.
    President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control.
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    Tips for a strong, healthy posture

    Tips for a strong, healthy posture

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:55:31 GMT
    When it comes to our posture, a lot of us are walking around stooped over, our shoulders hunched forward.
    When it comes to our posture, a lot of us are walking around stooped over, our shoulders hunched forward.
  • Emory University Hospital offers first glimpse inside isolation unit

    Emory University Hospital offers first glimpse inside isolation unit

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:17:56 GMT
    FOX 5 has a look inside the clinical isolation unit, where the third Ebola patient will be treated at Emory University Hospital.
    FOX Medical Team's Beth Galvin has a look inside the clinical isolation unit, where the third Ebola patient will be treated at Emory University Hospital.
  • Virus sickening children in Ga. and 10 other states

    Virus sickening children in Ga. and 10 other states

    Monday, September 8 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-09-09 00:00:14 GMT
    “We noticed more children coming to our emergency department with respiratory symptoms cough, running nose, fevers, and many having difficulty breathing."
    “We noticed more children coming to our emergency department with respiratory symptoms cough, running nose, fevers, and many having difficulty breathing."
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    Website maps disease outbreak around the world

    Website maps disease outbreak around the world

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:51:35 GMT
    It was a scene that had the whole world talking, two Ebola-infected American aid workers arriving at Emory University Hospital, in full protective gear.
    It was a scene that had the whole world talking, two Ebola-infected American aid workers arriving at Emory University Hospital, in full protective gear.
  • Mom-to-be battles aggressive breast cancer during pregnancy

    Mom-to-be battles aggressive breast cancer during pregnancy

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:40:40 GMT
    The FOX Medical Team's Beth Galvin introduces us to a mother who had to undergo chemo while she was pregnant.
    The FOX Medical Team's Beth Galvin introduces us to a mother who had to undergo chemo while she was pregnant.
  • Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

    Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

    An investigation into a potentially dangerous blunder at a government lab found that a scientist kept silent about the accident and revealed it only after other employees noticed something fishy.
    An investigation into a potentially dangerous blunder at a government lab found that a scientist kept silent about the accident and revealed it only after other employees noticed something fishy.
  • Emory staffers skip lunch line for dance line

    Emory staffers skip lunch line for dance line

    Thursday, August 14 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-08-14 12:40:36 GMT
    It all started when Pamela Johnson discovered line dancing.
    It all started when Pamela Johnson discovered line dancing.
  • Peachtree runner 'unstoppable' after losing 130 pounds

    Peachtree runner 'unstoppable' after losing 130 pounds

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:53:16 GMT
    At 44, Tina Tait feels like she's just warming up for her new life. Nothing about her is half-way. She's all-in. She says, "I suddenly feel like I am an athlete. I never thought I could say that, but I am, and it feels great."
    At 44, Tina Tait feels like she's just warming up for her new life. Nothing about her is half-way. She's all-in. She says, "I suddenly feel like I am an athlete. I never thought I could say that, but I am, and it feels great."
  • What's staining your smile?

    What's staining your smile?

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-01 19:44:51 GMT
    A lot of us spend the day sipping on a cup of coffee or soda, but that habit may do a number on our smile.
    A lot of us spend the day sipping on a cup of coffee or soda, but that habit may do a number on our smile.
  • Spotting skin cancer

    Spotting skin cancer

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-07-01 19:01:55 GMT
    "The earlier you can catch it, the better off you are. Melanoma is one of the only cancers where a millimeter of disease can be fatal," says Dr. Keith Delman, a melanoma specialist at the Winship Cancer Institute.
    "The earlier you can catch it, the better off you are. Melanoma is one of the only cancers where a millimeter of disease can be fatal," says Dr. Keith Delman, a melanoma specialist at the Winship Cancer Institute.
  • Free HIV testing on Saturday

    Free HIV testing on Saturday

    Friday, June 27 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-06-27 23:07:07 GMT
    Several locations are participating in National HIV Testing Day and will be open to the public on Saturday.
    Several locations are participating in National HIV Testing Day and will be open to the public on Saturday.
  • Patients fight cancers with heated chemotherapy

    Patients fight cancers with heated chemotherapy

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:43:52 GMT
    Cancers in the abdominal cavity can be difficult to treat. But, a new form of heated chemotherapy may help patients like Venus Lopez.
    Cancers in the abdominal cavity can be difficult to treat. But, a new form of heated chemotherapy may help patients like Venus Lopez.
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    Burned: Teen shares cooking dangers

    Burned: Teen shares cooking dangers

    Monday, June 23 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-06-23 21:52:13 GMT
    Lauren Davis is 14, a competitive cheerleader, and a smart kid, who learned a very tough lesson. Wearing a black compression glove that covers her badly burned left hand, she says, “I learned to never leave the kitchen while you're cooking. It happened very fast."
    Lauren Davis is 14, a competitive cheerleader, and a smart kid, who learned a very tough lesson. Wearing a black compression glove that covers her badly burned left hand, she says, “I learned to never leave the kitchen while you're cooking. It happened very fast."
  • FOX Medical Team

    Exploring research studies and clinical trials

    Exploring research studies and clinical trials

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-06-18 22:58:48 GMT
    A couple of years ago, when her cancer drugs stopped working as well as they had been, her doctor mentioned a clinical trial for a then-experimental medication, called Pomalidomide.
    A couple of years ago, when her cancer drugs stopped working as well as they had been, her doctor mentioned a clinical trial for a then-experimental medication, called Pomalidomide.
  • Crowdfunding fertility treatments

    Crowdfunding fertility treatments

    Monday, June 16 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-06-16 22:15:06 GMT
    Couples are turning to an online “village” for help paying for expensive fertility treatments.
    .Couples are turning to an online “village” for help paying for expensive fertility treatments.
  • Father and son make long journey to find healing

    Father and son make long journey to find healing

    Friday, June 13 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-06-14 01:00:12 GMT
    It's become so familiar, this father-son ritual. Russell Teasley has been bringing 11-month-old "RJ" to the AFLAC Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta once a week for six months now.
    It's become so familiar, this father-son ritual. Russell Teasley has been bringing 11-month-old "RJ" to the AFLAC Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta once a week for six months now.

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    Are you taking too many pills?

    Are you taking too many pills?

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-06-10 12:13:00 GMT
    A recent study founding nearly half of Americans have taken at least one prescription drug in the 30 days, and that includes 1 in 4 kids.
    A recent study founding nearly half of Americans have taken at least one prescription drug in the 30 days, and that includes 1 in 4 kids.
  • Gainesville girl gets 'second' second chance with double transplant

    Gainesville girl gets 'second' second chance with double transplant

    Monday, June 9 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-06-09 22:52:18 GMT
    Two years after her transplanted heart began to fail, doctors have finally found 23-year old Kayla Montiel a new heart.
    Two years after her transplanted heart began to fail, doctors have finally found 23-year old Kayla Montiel a new heart.
  • Young people miss signs of stroke

    Young people miss signs of stroke

    Monday, June 9 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-06-09 18:31:30 GMT
    At 41, Prince Quire looks like a very healthy guy. So, what happened after a pickup game of basketball caught him off guard.
    At 41, Prince Quire looks like a very healthy guy. So, what happened after a pickup game of basketball caught him off guard.
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    Toddlers and Tablets

    Toddlers and Tablets

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-06-03 11:40:47 GMT
    With a few swipes, Dr. Julie Pace's son is playing his favorite computer game, on a tablet so intuitive, nobody had to show him how it works.
    With a few swipes, Dr. Julie Pace's son is playing his favorite computer game, on a tablet so intuitive, nobody had to show him how it works.
  • Mother of drowned boy warns parents: Never assume child is being watched

    Mother of drowned boy warns parents: Never assume child is being watched

    Monday, June 2 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-06-02 22:15:32 GMT
    A Gainesville mother is sharing her story of heartbreak and loss after her young son drowns.
    A Gainesville mother is sharing her story of heartbreak and loss after her young son drowns.
  • Fox News anchor shares his son's heart journey in new book

    Fox News anchor shares his son's heart journey in new book

    Friday, May 30 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-05-30 22:25:15 GMT
    When Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his wife Amy welcomed their first child into the world, they found themselves facing so much uncertainty. Their son has a series of complicated heart problems, and would face years of surgeries, if he survived.
    When Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his wife Amy welcomed their first child into the world, they found themselves facing so much uncertainty. Their son has a series of complicated heart problems, and would face years of surgeries, if he survived.
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    Protect your eyes in the summer sun

    Protect your eyes in the summer sun

    Thursday, May 29 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-05-29 18:04:36 GMT
    Will Underwood has spent years out in the sun, watching Buckhead baseball, coaching his sons' teams,growing up along the ocean.
    Will Underwood has spent years out in the sun, watching Buckhead baseball, coaching his sons' teams,growing up along the ocean.
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    Tackling Sibling Rivalry

    Tackling Sibling Rivalry

    Thursday, May 29 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-05-29 13:42:39 GMT
    Are you all grown up and still competing with your siblings? You’re not alone! But – even if you’ve been feuding for years, it is possible to make peace.
    Are you all grown up and still competing with your siblings? You’re not alone! But – even if you’ve been feuding for years, it is possible to make peace.
  • Expert: Many myths, misconceptions about infertility

    Expert: Many myths, misconceptions about infertility

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-05-27 13:53:06 GMT
    You've heard the advice: stop worrying about getting pregnant, just relax, be patient, take a vacation. But fertility specialist Dr. Desiree McCarthy-Keith of Georgia Reproductive Specialists says infertility isn't a waiting game, it's a medical problem.
    You've heard the advice: stop worrying about getting pregnant, just relax, be patient, take a vacation. But fertility specialist Dr. Desiree McCarthy-Keith of Georgia Reproductive Specialists says infertility isn't a waiting game, it's a medical problem.
  • Tennessee boy with Autism communicates with yard sale play mat

    Tennessee boy with Autism communicates with yard sale play mat

    Monday, May 26 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-05-26 21:03:26 GMT
    Imagine a boy, not yet three years old, who is able to speak and do math, but he’s never said a word. This is the case of Rylan Kirksey, a Tennessee boy diagnosed with severe low-functioning Autism.
    Imagine a boy, not yet three years old, who is able to speak and do math, but he’s never said a word. This is the case of Rylan Kirksey, a Tennessee boy diagnosed with severe low-functioning Autism.

  • To lose weight, lose your skinny jeans!

    To lose weight, lose your skinny jeans!

    Friday, May 23 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-05-23 22:09:42 GMT
    Cece Olisa, 30, has struggled with her weight her entire life. She says, “I was probably 12 when the idea of dieting and losing weight came into the picture."
    Cece Olisa, 30, has struggled with her weight her entire life. She says, “I was probably 12 when the idea of dieting and losing weight came into the picture."
  • Helping pregnant women cope with anxiety

    Helping pregnant women cope with anxiety

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-05-21 22:27:20 GMT
    Pregnancy can be an anxious time for women. For Carey Lamphier, who was diagnosed as a child with an anxiety disorder, it was especially tough.
    Pregnancy can be an anxious time for women. For Carey Lamphier, who was diagnosed as a child with an anxiety disorder, it was especially tough.
  • Stressed out teens

    Stressed out teens

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-05-20 22:02:39 GMT
    You may think being a teen is easy, but the American Psychological Association says many teens are just as stressed as their parents.
    You may think being a teen is easy, but the American Psychological Association says many teens are just as stressed as their parents.
  • Dog bites: important warning signs

    Dog bites: important warning signs

    Monday, May 19 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-05-19 23:16:10 GMT
    In 11 years of working with dogs, Kate Johnson has gotten very good at reading their body language. What she sees in a now viral home surveillance video of a dog attacking a young boy makes her skin crawl.
    In 11 years of working with dogs, Kate Johnson has gotten very good at reading their body language. What she sees in a now viral home surveillance video of a dog attacking a young boy makes her skin crawl.
  • Faith and fitness

    Faith and fitness

    Monday, May 19 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-05-19 22:23:15 GMT
    Drop by Peachtree Presbyterian on Sunday morning, and you're going to see a typical church: the choir, the congregation, and Senior Pastor Victor Pentz up in the pulpit. But drop by The Gym here, and you'll see the same pastor, sweating it out in a workout class.
    Drop by Peachtree Presbyterian on Sunday morning, and you're going to see a typical church: the choir, the congregation, and Senior Pastor Victor Pentz up in the pulpit. But drop by The Gym here, and you'll see the same pastor, sweating it out in a workout class.
  • 500 airline passengers possibly exposed to MERS

    500 airline passengers possibly exposed to MERS

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-05-14 20:55:17 GMT
    It is a major task: find and alert about 500 United States airline travelers from 34 different states they may have been exposed to a deadly new respiratory virus coming out of the Middle East, known as MERS.
    It is a major task: find and alert about 500 United States airline travelers from 34 different states they may have been exposed to a deadly new respiratory virus coming out of the Middle East, known as MERS.
  • Snake Bite Season Warming Up in Georgia

    Snake Bite Season Warming Up in Georgia

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 9:30 AM EDT2014-05-13 13:30:55 GMT
    It’s only mid-May, but the Georgia Poison Center is already getting calls about snake bites.
    It’s only mid-May, but the Georgia Poison Center is already getting calls about snake bites.
  • Kayla's journey on transplant list

    Kayla's journey on transplant list

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-05-07 23:09:12 GMT
    Kayla Montiel is 23, and in limbo. In the world of heart transplants, the Gainesville college student is what's known as a "1-A." She explains, “1A is the top of the transplant list." Her cardiologist Dr. Robert Cole says, “To be a 1-A you have to be sick enough to be in the intensive care unit."
    Kayla Montiel is 23, and in limbo. In the world of heart transplants, the Gainesville college student is what's known as a "1-A." She explains, “1A is the top of the transplant list." Her cardiologist Dr. Robert Cole says, “To be a 1-A you have to be sick enough to be in the intensive care unit."
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    Allergy Sufferers Give Themselves Shots At Home

    Allergy Sufferers Give Themselves Shots At Home

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-05-06 14:38:44 GMT
    While “do-it-yourself” allergy shots may be a lot more convenient, Peachtree Allergy and Asthma Clinic's Dr. Carol Wiggins says they're not safe.
    While “do-it-yourself” allergy shots may be a lot more convenient, Peachtree Allergy and Asthma Clinic's Dr. Carol Wiggins says they're not safe.
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    Special Olympics: The heart of Justin Jr

    Special Olympics: The heart of Justin Jr

    Monday, May 5 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-05-05 22:50:46 GMT
    Justin has earned at least 20 medals, many of the gold. But there is one award that stands out. He says, “I look back at that one race, I helped that kid."
    Justin has earned at least 20 medals, many of the gold. But there is one award that stands out. He says, “I look back at that one race, I helped that kid."
  • FOX 5 Medical Team

    Don't Panic! Simple tips for calling 911

    Don't Panic! Simple tips for calling 911

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 9:07 AM EST2014-02-25 14:07:59 GMT
    "9-1-1: What's your emergency?" Is a simple question. But Cliveita Caesar knows, in the heat of the moment, answering isn't so easy.
    "9-1-1: What's your emergency?" Is a simple question. But Cliveita Caesar knows, in the heat of the moment, answering isn't so easy.
  • FOX 5 Medical Team

    Baby saved by Therapeutic Hypothermia treatment

    Baby saved by Therapeutic Hypothermia treatment

    Friday, February 21 2014 6:34 PM EST2014-02-21 23:34:02 GMT
    It was a terrifying few minutes in a Texas delivery room. Taylar Nelson could see her baby, Genesis Davis, was showing no signs of life.
    It was a terrifying few minutes in a Texas delivery room. Taylar Nelson could see her baby, Genesis Davis, was showing no signs of life.
  • FOX Medical Team

    STUDY: Hair relaxers raise black women's risk of fibroids

    STUDY: Hair relaxers raise black women's risk of fibroids

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 9:10 AM EST2014-01-21 14:10:10 GMT
    At Hair Rox Salon in College Park, owner Dana Roxette has witnessed a kind of hair "revolution." Ten years ago, she says, 95% of her African-American clients chemically-relaxed their hair. Today, only
    At Hair Rox Salon in College Park, owner Dana Roxette has witnessed a kind of hair "revolution." Ten years ago, she says, 95% of her African-American clients chemically-relaxed their hair. Today, only
  • I-Team: Seniors more apt to see good, be victims of bad

    I-Team: Seniors more apt to see good, be victims of bad

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 6:43 AM EST2014-01-08 11:43:04 GMT
    It's unfortunate, but happens all too often. More and more, senior citizens find themselves of predatory scams. But, why?
    It's unfortunate, but happens all too often. More and more, senior citizens find themselves of predatory scams. But, why?
  • Gadgets and posture

    Gadgets and posture

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 8:05 AM EST2013-12-17 13:05:01 GMT
    You could call it "gadgetitis," we're spending hours every day on our cell phones and laptops.   Over time, that could lead to real pain in he neck says Emory Internist Dr. Sharon Horesh Bergquist.
    You could call it "gadgetitis," we're spending hours every day on our cell phones and laptops.   Over time, that could lead to real pain in he neck says Emory Internist Dr. Sharon Horesh Bergquist.
  • Hotline offers free advice to new mothers

    Hotline offers free advice to new mothers

    Monday, December 9 2013 4:34 PM EST2013-12-09 21:34:08 GMT
    A new, free-of-charge service gets you the answers you need to have stress-free pregnancy. The program is a service of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Emory University.
    A new, free-of-charge service gets you the answers you need to have stress-free pregnancy. The program is a service of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Emory University.
  • What Obamacare's 'individual mandate' means for you

    What Obamacare's 'individual mandate' means for you

    Opening of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges on October 1 marks the starting gun for the law's implementation, which is the biggest overhaul of the nation's health care system since Medicare in 1966.
    Opening of the Obamacare health insurance exchanges on October 1 marks the starting gun for the law's implementation, which is the biggest overhaul of the nation's health care system since Medicare in 1966.
  • CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL: Symptoms classified as mental disorder

    CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL: Symptoms classified as mental disorder

    Monday, June 3 2013 7:28 PM EDT2013-06-03 23:28:08 GMT
    Most people crave a pick-me-up every now and again, but the crash that can follow a an energy drink, soda or cup of coffee may be more harmful than previously thought.
    Most people crave a pick-me-up every now and again, but the crash that can follow a an energy drink, soda or cup of coffee may be more harmful than previously thought.
  • Study: Support system works best when trying to lose weight

    Study: Support system works best when trying to lose weight

    Friday, March 22 2013 6:42 AM EDT2013-03-22 10:42:07 GMT
    There are so many diet plan options out there that it's hard to know which ones work, and which ones don't.
    There are so many diet plan options out there that it's hard to know which ones work, and which ones don't. A new study, funded in part by the National Institutes for Health, looked at three different ways to diet. The winner – Weight Watchers -- surprised even them.
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