If you’re a pet owner, you’ve probably been there. You lean down to say hello and, before you know it, your dog has planted a big wet one right on your mouth.But a UGA Vet says that “kiss” may come with a downside. More>>
The Alzheimer’s Association estimates about 200,000 Americans are living with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosed before their 65th birthday.
Tired of working out with no payoff, or counting calories and still not losing weight? Healthy chef Nancy Waldeck at the Family Wellness Center at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital pulled together five fat-burning foods you need to discover! More>>
One woman teamed up with her doctors and got some answers to her health problems.
The country’s largest pediatricians group is telling parents to get reading. The American Academy of Pediatrics says reading should be an everyday ritual, beginning when your child is just a baby. More>>
Children's infectious disease specialist Dr. Andi Shane says if she could tell parents anything, it would be not to treat vaccinations like punishment, or tease kids about getting their shots. More>>
Some new moms are finding help and support from each other.
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." More>>
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.
"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. More>>
[VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Alysia Montaño is 8-and-a-half months pregnant and last week the five-time national champion did something that got everyone talking: she ran 800 meters in the U.S. Track and Field Championships. More>>
Several locations are participating in National HIV Testing Day and will be open to the public on Saturday. More>>
Cancers in the abdominal cavity can be difficult to treat. But, a new form of heated chemotherapy may help patients like Venus Lopez. More>>
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."
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.
.Couples are turning to an online “village” for help paying for expensive fertility treatments.
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.
The American Medical Association says cheerleading should be considered a sport because of its rigors and risks. The nation's largest doctors' group adopted that as policy Monday at its annual meeting in Chicago.
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. More>>
Two years after her transplanted heart began to fail, doctors have finally found 23-year old Kayla Montiel a new heart.
At 41, Prince Quire looks like a very healthy guy. So, what happened after a pickup game of basketball caught him off guard. More>>
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. More>>
A Gainesville mother is sharing her story of heartbreak and loss after her young son drowns.
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. More>>
Will Underwood has spent years out in the sun, watching Buckhead baseball, coaching his sons' teams,growing up along the ocean.
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. More>>
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.
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.
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." More>>
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.
You may think being a teen is easy, but the American Psychological Association says many teens are just as stressed as their parents. More>>
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. More>>
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. More>>
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. More>>
It’s only mid-May, but the Georgia Poison Center is already getting calls about snake bites.
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."
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.
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." More>>
If you want your student to test well, Cheryl Williams, a registered dietitian with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta says breakfast is the most important meal. More>>
The small dance classroom is filled with about a dozen eager children. And, right out of the gate, it's pretty obvious Jenna Proctor is no wallflower.
For many teens, the college application process is their first real taste of a the high-stakes, high pressure world of adulthood. More>>
You know how old you are, but how old is your heart? A new heart risk calculator created by the Joint British Societies may give you a wakeup call. More>>
Four months ago today Silas Huffman received his new heart! What an incredible, powerful day at Children's Healthcare of Right now Silas is enjoying a little beach time in Florida with his sisters.
When Briana was four, she wanted to put in her contacts on her own. So, that's what she does. More>>
If you want to avoid an aching back and creaky knees, Dr. Amadeus Mason, Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at Emory Sports Medicine says stretch before you sweat.
We love our Southern cooking: fried chicken, mac and cheese, collard greens. You don't have to give up your Southern staples to get healthier. More>>
Jason Barnes was electrocuted, losing his right arm. But thanks to a scientific marvel and a determined spirit, Jason plays on to a packed house.
At 62, Chris Berrier considers herself pretty healthy, but the retired Lilburn nurse sometimes feels like she's looking over her shoulder. More>>