Blood tests show environmental exposure to ethylene oxide
Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD. Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Story updated Illinois residents living about a half mile away from a medical sterilization facility have levels of the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide in their blood that are about 50%... Read more
Danger in the ground: Lead contaminates neighborhood
Rosario Hernandez regularly gardens with her grandchildren at her two Atlanta properties in the English Avenue district, about a mile from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. So Hernandez, who works with Historic Westside Gardens, was alarmed when an Emory University team analyzed the soil in July 2018 and discovered it contained unsafe... Read more
Georgia and the South feeling brunt of the flu
Flu activity is high in seven Southern states, including Georgia, according to the CDC. The state’s Department of Public Health reported that 5.31 percent of Georgia outpatient visits were reported as influenza-like illnesses during the week ending Nov. 23. That percentage has steadily climbed since the flu season began.... Read more
Fried turkey and your safety: A great combination
Every Thanksgiving, my kids and I drag a big silver-colored pot and a propane apparatus out of the basement, and place them in our favorite spot in the back yard. It’s time to fry a turkey. On our annual safety checklist is setting up the fryer stand far enough... Read more
App for people in recovery is inspired by grief and hope
By Amber Perry In the seven years since she lost her brother, Tori Madison has slowly come to realize a new purpose in life. Madison has learned to use her own recovery from grief to find ways to help others in trouble. That journey has led her to develop... Read more

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