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Online shoppers need to be aware of a dangerous scam that's targeting Amazon customers.

Dangerous online scam targets Amazon customers

Online shoppers need to be aware of a dangerous scam that is targeting Amazon customers. According to a recent report, scammers have sent thousands of emails to consumers that appears to be from Amazon claiming there is a “problem” with an order. WSB consumer expert Clark Howard says this is ...

Publix is voluntarily recalling Apple Coffee Cakes because they may be contaminated with small metal shavings. (Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Publix coffee cakes recalled

Check your pantry, Publix is voluntarily recalling Apple Coffee Cakes because they may be contaminated with small metal shavings.  The cakes were sold at Publix bakery departments in more than a half dozen states including Georgia. Other states were they were sold are Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida. ...

RECIFE, BRAZIL - JANUARY 29:  Dr. Valeria Barros treats a 6-week old baby born with microcephaly at the Lessa de Andrade polyclinic during a physical therapy session on January 29, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Health officials believe as many as 100,000 people have been exposed to the Zika virus in Recife, although most never develop symptoms. In the last four months, authorities have recorded around 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. The ailment results in an abnormally small head in newborns and is associated with various disorders including decreased brain development. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Hearing loss tied to Zika

All babies born to women with evidence of Zika virus infection during their pregnancy should have their hearing tested, says The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   Hearing loss has now been associated with microcephaly and Zika. More information is needed to understand the prevalence and spectrum of hearing ...

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Old IRS scam resurfaces

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be with the IRS, please beware.  The phone call may be a scam that  has recently begun to resurface. The caller will demand payment, and then threaten jailtime if you don't agree to pay.  The call might seem to be ...

Don't fall for the fake Facebook posting that appears to be from Delta offering free tickets.

New Delta Facebook promotion is ‘phony,’ Clark Howard says

Don't fall for the fake Facebook posting that appears to be from Delta offering free tickets. The postings promise free merchandise and free tickets in exchange for you "liking" the page, commenting on the post or sharing it.  Some of the posts say things like, "Delta is celebrating being names ...

Lun Lun, a female giant panda, enjoys her new habitat at Zoo Atlanta on Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Atlanta. A breeding pair of giant pandas has been lent to Zoo Atlanta by the Chinese government for an initial 10-year period. The facility is only the third zoo in the United States to display the rare animals. 

Zoo Atlanta Baby Panda Watch

Zoo Atlanta is expecting a new arrival any day now. The zoo's giant panda,  Lun Lun is expecting a new cub very soon. Veterinarians expect the arrival of the cub to occur in the next three weeks but it could be sooner. A web cam has been set up in ...

About 41 million Americans wear contact lenses and many are putting themselves at risk of serious long lasting eye damage. (Getty)

CDC: Many contact lens-wearers risking long lasting eye damage

About 41 million Americans wear contact lenses and many are putting themselves at risk of serious long lasting eye damage.  According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in five contact lens-related eye infections reported to a federal database involved a patient who experienced ...

CDC pushes Zika sex ed

The government wants to make sure schools are taking steps to protect students from Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that schools across the nation implement mosquito control measures on school grounds. The recommendations include getting rid of standing water and making sure classroom windows have ...

Researchers say about 15 million colonoscopies were performed in the U.S. in 2012 but another 10.5 million could be performed each year.

CDC: Not enough adults get colonoscopies

Healthcare facilities in the United States have the capacity to screen at least eighty percent of adults ages 50-75 for colorectal cancer. However, only half are getting screened, according to researchers at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers say about 15 million colonoscopies were performed in the U.S. ...

Fewer high school students are smoking cigarettes. The rate has dropped to the lowest level since the government started tracking it back in 1991. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CDC survey assesses youth risk behavior

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released The National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. It tells us what kids are doing that could affect their health. Fewer high school students are smoking cigarettes. The rate has dropped to the lowest level since the government started tracking it back in ...

A warning about a fake e-mail that looks like it's from Apple technical.

Latest phishing scam targets Apple iCloud users

A warning about a fake e-mail that looks like it's from Apple technical. The header says it is "very serious information!" The e-mail will ask you to click on a link in order to unlock your iCloud service. It’s just the latest phishing scam. The messages claim to be from ...

Every year, serious health and safety violations force thousands of public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds to close, according to a report published in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Thousands of public pools, hot tubs closed due to serious violations

Check inspection results and do your own inspections before swimming this summer. Every year, serious health and safety violations force thousands of public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds to close, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Swimming is a great way to exercise ...

Emory researchers report on HIV rates in southern states

Researchers at Emory University report HIV rates among men having sex with men are highest in southern states.  HIV infection among gay and bisexual men are especially high in the south says Jeremy Grey with Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. He says there were six states where more than ...

Over $85 million set aside for Zika preparedness in US

States and territories can now apply to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for funds to fight Zika locally. More than $85 million in redirected funds have been identified by the Department of Health and Human Services is being made available to support efforts to protect Americans from Zika ...

"One ring" scam spreads nationwide

Fight the urge to call back the number that just rang once. The "one ring" scam is spreading across the country. It uses automated calls programmed to looks as if they are from a number in the United States, when in fact the call is international. When you call the ...

Georgia is among one of the worst states for nurses, according to a personal finance website Wallet Hub.

Wallet Hub ranks Ga. among worst states for nurses

Georgia is among one of the worst states for nurses, according to a personal finance website Wallet Hub. They looked at all fifty states and the District of Columbia using fourteen key metrics such as monthly median starting salary, number of health related facilities per capita and job openings. Georgia ...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says behavior therapy should be the first treatment for young children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

CDC recommends behavior therapy first for ADHD

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says behavior therapy should be the first treatment for young children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The CDC says behavior therapy is now recommended before medicine. “Parents may feel overwhelmed with decisions about their child’s treatment for ADHD, but healthcare providers, therapists, and ...

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U.S. teen birth rates drop to all-time low

Teen birth rates have fallen nearly 50 percent among Hispanics and black teens, and that's resulted in the national teen birth rate dropping to an all-time low. Births among Hispanics and blacks have dropped by almost half since 2006, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control ...

Health officials warn against exposure to Zika at work

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new interim guidance for protecting workers from occupational exposure to Zika virus. Outdoor workers Recommended employer actions Inform workers about their risks of exposure to Zika virus through mosquito bites and train them how ...

There has been an increase in e-cigarette use. Three million middle and high school students were current users of e-cigarettes in 2015, up from 2.46 million in 2014.

Teen tobacco use static in recent years, CDC says

There has been no decline in overall tobacco use in teens since 2011, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some 4.7 million middle and high school students report using a tobacco product; almost half used at least two. There has ...

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