WSWG Health Headlines
How U.S. Hospital plans to keep Ebola Contained
- As health officials prepare to transport two Americans stricken with the Ebola virus to the U.S., many people are expressing concern over the public health risks treating these patients may pose to others.
Widow: Jury sent Tobacco Company a $23 Billion Message
- A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband says the massive verdict is a message to Big Tobacco.
Health Officials: Food Label Changes not Enough
- Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them.
California Chicken Linked to Salmonella Recalled
- A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said.
How Strong is that Drink?
- The National Institutes of Health is trying to spread the word: Take a look at its online alcohol calculator to see how much you're really drinking with those summer cocktails.
Georgia Adds Insurers to State Worker Benefit Plan
- The Georgia Department of Community Health has announced additional vendors for state employee health insurance coverage
Obama Signs Bill for more Toxic Algae Research
- President Barack Obama has signed a bill authorizing $82 million for new research aimed at controlling toxic algae outbreaks.
Fun and Fiitness Day 2014
- Southside Recreation Center's Fun and Fitness Day took place today. The theme this year was “Do the Right Thing.”
Red Cross Annual Meeting
- The south Georgia chapter of the Red Cross will hold its annual meeting tonight to discuss the highs and lows of the past year.
Flu Spray Better than Shots for Young Kids
- When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.
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