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US Approves Electric Headband To Prevent Migraine

Updated: 04/24/2014 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a Belgium-made nerve-stimulating headband as the first medical device to prevent migraine headaches.

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DCH Launches Georgia Families 360°sm

Updated: 04/24/2014 - The program, called Georgia Families 360°sm, is the result of collaboration between DCH, a number of child-serving state agencies, and the Children and Families Task Force that includes stakeholders and advocates.

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FSU Study Finds Facebook Use May Be Linked To Eating Disorder Risk

Posted: 03/05/2014 - Frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than party pictures, vacation videos and shameless selfies — they also share a greater risk of eating disorders, according to a new study led by Florida State University researchers.

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Studies Show Big Promise For HIV Prevention Drug

Posted: 03/04/2014 - A shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV from sex with an infected partner.

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2 US States Move To Hike Smoking Age To 21

Posted: 02/21/2014 - Two Western states with some of America's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.

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Hospital: 18 Possibly Exposed To Rare Disease

Posted: 02/11/2014 - Eighteen patients at a North Carolina hospital may have been exposed to a rare neurological disease after surgical equipment wasn't properly sterilized, officials said.

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Wiggle Room For Big Firms Under New Coverage Rule

Posted: 02/11/2014 - Big retail stores, hotels, restaurants and other firms with lots of low-wage and part-time workers are among the main beneficiaries of the Obama administration's latest tweak to health care rules.

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Give Kids A Smile Day at Wiregrass Tech

Updated: 02/07/2014 - Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta is helping kids in the area by cleaning their teeth for free. It's called "Give Kids A Smile Day" sponsored by the American Dental Association.

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FDA Launching Anti-Smoking Campaign Aimed At Youth

Posted: 02/04/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking.

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New Technology Brings Doctor To You

Posted: 02/03/2014 - Telemedicine is a way to bring doctors closer to their patients, especially since there is a primary care physician shortage in Florida.

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SGMC Hosts Heart Health Expo

Posted: 01/30/2014 - SGMC’s Dasher Memorial Heart Center, South Health District, and 100 Black Men of Valdosta, Inc will host the Heart Health Expo, Saturday, February 15th from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon at VSU’s University Center.

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Google Develops Contact Lens Glucose Monitor

Posted: 01/16/2014 - Google unveiled Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10 times a day.

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