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Health watch: Tuskegee becomes training ground for diabetes education program


Alabama has a high prevalence of diabetes. Macon County, where Tuskegee is located has a 14 to 16 percent range for prevalence compared to just over 11 percent for the state. To change habits, an accredited diabetes education program was started in Tuskegee. More than forty people took part. The goal of the ten week course was to help those with diabetes learn to control their blood sugar by changing their behavior. ... More>>

Health Watch: Group wants to "Light Up Columbus" with the color blue for Autism


It’s time to light up Columbus! Stroller Strong Moms and Uptown Columbus are hoping to raise awareness about the challenges faced by parents of autistic children. They’re hoping to do that by painting the town blue this month. 1 in 88 American children is diagnosed with autism. Kimberly Kapacziewskiis the mother of a three year old autistic son and director of Light Up Columbus. When Cody was 18 months old, Kimberly n... More>>

Columbus ranked amongst lowest quality of life Video included


The latest Gallup-Healthways "Well-Being Index" ranks Columbus at the bottom of the list. More>>

St. Francis and Columbus Clinic create partnership


Partnership announced Monday. More>>

Health Watch: Columbus woman puts off colonoscopy; is diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer


Colon cancer is a disease that is considered preventable, treatable and beatable. Regardless of the positive prognosis in many cases, the diagnosis still can be a shocker. Louise Stringer-Mott of Columbus was diagnosed in 2011 at the age of 62 with stage four colon cancer. She had never had a colonoscopy in her life, though she noticed blood in her stool three months earlier. Doctors urge those who reach their 50th ... More>>

Affordable Care Act deadline is quickly approaching


The deadline to sign up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act is less than a week away. If you are not signed up by March 31st there are some costly penalties. More>>

Pet of the Week 3/18/14


Check out this week's Pet of the Week! More>>

Officials at Phoebe Putney Hospital say a password protected, unencrypted desktop computer containing the information of more than 6,700 patients disappeared in early November. More>>

The House has passed a bill that would impose new security requirements on the Obama administration's implementation of the health care law. More>>

Government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn't seem to be working as well as expected. More>>

The hearing is expected to explore the impact the legislation is having on families, doctors and small business owners in rural areas. More>>

Kids hospitalized for flu need antiviral meds right away

Kids near death because of severe flu infection have a better chance of survival if they are given antiviral medications early in their treatment, researchers say. More>>

Obama administration will release the first round of health insurance enrollment numbers Wednesday afternoon. More>>

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding more than $3.5 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health care centers in Alabama More>>

FDA says bug parts, rodent hair found in imported spices


FDA report on imported spices finds some contaminated with bug parts, rodent hair and salmonella.

Sprite as a hangover cure?


Forget hair of the dog. Chinese researchers say you might want to reach for a soft drink instead.

U.S. preterm birth rate at 15 year low


The U.S. is seeing a drop in pre-term birth rates but that isn't earning the nation any high marks. The U.S. was graded at a "C" despite the drop.

Could texting be hurting your relationship?


Study: Lovey dovey texts are good, too much texting may be a bad sign for your relationship. More>>

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    Teresa Whitaker

    In addition to co-anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts weeknights, Teresa serves as the Healthwatch reporter for WRBL.
    In addition to co-anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts weeknights, Teresa serves as the Healthwatch reporter for WRBL.
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