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Man went to be circumcised and ended up with his penis amputated, according to Jefferson County lawsuit

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The man says he was not warned that a circumcision procedure could lead to a penis amputation.
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Health Watch: Event planned to honor 2 year old Leukemia/stroke survivor

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A 2 year old Columbus boy is battling his way back from two bouts with leukemia and a stroke so severe doctors gave up on him.Patrick Kenyon is Jason’s father. He says despite the medical challenges, his family feels blessed. He says for the second time Jason is in remission. His big sister is the perfect bone marrow match for Jason, and he survived a major stroke when doctors wanted to send him to die.“The motor func... More>>

African Americans face low odds of finding bone marrow match without more people on the Registry

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July is African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month. It was designated by Congress to address the critical need for more African American bone marrow donors. According to the Be the Match Registry, Black patients have the lowest odds of finding a match compared to all other populations. For those who would like to help patients still waiting for a match, like Frieda Wooley of Columbus, there is Bone Marrow Registry ... 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

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FDA report on imported spices finds some contaminated with bug parts, rodent hair and salmonella.
 
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Sprite as a hangover cure?

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Forget hair of the dog. Chinese researchers say you might want to reach for a soft drink instead.
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U.S. preterm birth rate at 15 year low

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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.
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Could texting be hurting your relationship?

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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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