ATLANTA - Whooping cough was once a terrible menace to U.S. children, with hundreds of thousands of cases reported annually. Then a vaccine drove cases down, and the illness became thought of as rare and even antiquated.
For the first time, researchers are reporting that a treatment might help stabilize Alzheimer's disease for as much as three years, although the evidence is weak.
Q: My 21-month-old has started hitting. Whenever he hits his 4-year-old sister, I put him in his crib until he calms down. Recently, however, his sister has started hitting back. I don't want her thinking that I go easier on him when it comes to discipline. How do I implement fair and effective punishment for the same offense for children of different ages?
Georgia is infamous for its triple-digit summers days, often with humidity above 75 percent.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va.- Millions of uninsured people may have to wait until after Election Day to find out if and how they can get coverage through President Barack Obama's health care law.
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS.
LUBBOCK, Texas- A psychologist testified that a JetBlue Airways pilot who screamed about religion and terrorists during a flight had "a brief psychotic disorder" due to lack of sleep, according to a transcript of the trial obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Q: My ex-husband has our 3-year-old son from Thursday through Saturday, every weekend. When I hand him over to his dad, he's fairly well-behaved, but when I get him back, he's disrespectful and defiant. It takes a day or two to get him back on track. I work very hard to discipline consistently, and it seems his dad unravels everything I accomplish.
ATLANTA - Atlanta officials are set to consider banning smoking in city parks.
ATLANTA (AP) - A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld President Barack Obama's health care overhaul could put Georgia's hospitals in an economic bind.
Q: When I ask my 2-year-old to do something, he screams "No!" and then swings at me. When he hits me, I firmly reprimand him and try to put him in timeout, but that only makes matters worse. I've tried ignoring his screaming, but that doesn't work. What should I do?
Q: My younger boy, 10, has started cutting himself when his 13-year-old brother picks on him. His older brother also is verbally abusive to him and at times to me. I'm not sure what to tell the 10-year-old. He's a sweet boy who does great in school and has nice friends. I've told him he needs to express his anger in a positive manner.
Alzheimer's is a disease that has a widespread impact.
Appointments for health screenings and sports physicals for military families are available.
AUGUSTA- The government says more than 2,000 Georgia doctors have collected $143 million in federal funds to help them make the switch from paper to electronic medical records.
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