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    There's been a spike in a rare polio-like disease that mostly affects children. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM),is a rare but serious condition. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area of spinal cord called gray matter, which causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak. This condition is not new, but the increase in cases that was was seen since 2014 is new. 'From August 2014 through August 2018 the CDC has received information on a total of 362 cases of AMF across the U-S, ' says Kate Fowlie with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.' Symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis include sudden onset of weakness in the arms or legs, as well as drooping facial muscles, including the eyelids, and difficulty moving the eyes. Most patients end up being hospitalized. Infection can lead to death is come cases.
  • You may have noticed you've been getting a lot of junk phone calls on your cell phone lately and WSB consumer expert, Clark Howard says it's only going to get worse. 'Over the next year, well over half of all phone calls coming into cell phones will be junk calls,' says Howard. The Federal Do Not Call list does little to stop them, as most of the calls are coming from outside the United States.
  • A 92-year-old Dunwoody woman has died after contracting West Nile virus, according to the Dekalb county Heath Department. This is the second reported West Nile virus-related human case in Dunwoody in less than a month. DeKalb County District Health Director Sandra Elizabeth Ford says Dekalb is a hot sport for West Nile positive mosquitoes. 'We have so many positive pools in this county, which means the West Nile mosquitoes are out there,' says Ford.
  • Fast food is part of the American way of life. Every day, more than a third of Americans eat fast food, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics.  The report finds that the amount of fast food we consume decreases with age. Younger adults, ages 20 to 39.  More men than women go through the drive-thru, and more blacks than whites eat fast food according to the findings. Fast food consumption also increased with income level.  Earlier findings show that our kids are eating more fast food too.  A recent survey of 800 parents shows that in 2016, some 91 percent reported purchasing lunch or dinner for their child in the past week at one of the four largest chains in the country: McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, and Subway.  That number is up from 79 percent in 2010.  This latest study did not look at children and fast food and it also did not look at what kind of fast food Americans are eating.  It did find that men were more likely than women to eat fast food at lunch, but women were more likely to report eating fast food as a snack.
  • Sales of JUUL, an e-cigarette that looks like a flash drive, grew more than seven-fold from 2016 to 2017, according to a new report from JAMA and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reported that an estimated two million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. The percentage of high school students who reported using e-cigarettes in the previous month has increased from 1.5 percent 2011 to 11.7 percent in 2017. The U.S. Surgeon General issued a report saying that e-cigarette use among the young is a 'public health concern.
  • A Chattahoochee High School teacher and coach is arrested and charged with Child Molestation, Rape and Enticing a child for Indecent Purposes. Roswell police say 32 year old Preston Paris met the 13 year old victim on the dating app Tinder. She was not a student at the school in Johns Creek.
  • Georgia Tech researchers have created an in mouth tracker to keep up with how much sodium you're consuming. Keeping track of your salt intake is critical is you are among the 1 in 3 American adults who suffer from high blood pressure.
  • After last year's deadly flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone to get vaccinated. The flu death toll in the United States last year was the highest in four decades, according to the CDC. There were 80,000 flu-related deaths. Americans made an estimated 900,000 hospital visits. Cases increased in November and then peaked in January and February.
  • The number of babies born with syphilis is at a 20-year high, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Virginia Bowen, PhD. CDC says, 'We haven't seen congenital syphilis numbers like this since 1997.'The number of babies born with syphilis has more than doubled since 2013. Reported cases jumped from 362 in 2013 to 918 in 2017. Cases of congenital syphilis occurred in 37 states, mostly in the South and West.
  • Just drive through and roll up your sleeve. The Cherokee County Health Department will hold a Drive-thru Flu shot clinic Tuesday, September 25th, from 9 am until 2pm at Woodstock City Church located at 150 Ridegwalk Parkway in Woodstock.
  • Sabrina Cupit

    Midday Anchor/ Health Reporter

    Sabrina is WSB's midday news anchor, a position she's held since 2000. She also serves as the station's Health Reporter, and has produced award-winning series on Defibrillators and Elderly Drivers. For the past 5 years, Sabrina has been the CDC correspondent for WSB and CBS Network. You may also recognize Sabrina as one of the familiar Georgia Lottery hosts on WSB-TV. Sabrina joined Cox Radio in 1995, anchoring the news on the morning shows for B98.5-FM, WJZF Jazz Flavors, and WCNN. Around that same time, she served as an anchor for CNN Headline News and CNN Airport News. She's also a recognizable face in infomercials which air in markets including New York and California. Before entering the news business, Sabrina got her start in country music radio, at different times performing stints as morning show host and afternoon drive jock at WNGC in Athens; she also served as the station's Program Director. She spent several years with WDUN in Gainesville as a midday talk show host.

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  • After Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston traded touchdown pass after touchdown pass, it came down to a few wacky flips near the goal line. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearly pulled off a miracle. But, in the end, the Atlanta Falcons finally got a much-needed victory to bounce their way. Ryan threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons snapped a three-game losing streak, holding off Tampa Bay 34-29 Sunday in Winston's return as the Bucs' starter. The Falcons (2-4) scored on their first three possessions and held off a wild comeback by Tampa Bay (2-3), avoiding their first 1-5 start since 2007. The Bucs lost their third in a row. 'It was all hands on deck,' Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said. Especially on the final play . Winston and the Bucs drove to the Atlanta 21 but were out of timeouts. With the Falcons dropping nearly everyone toward the end zone, expecting a pass, Winston took the snap and darted straight up the middle of the field. When he was about to be tackled at the 10, he pitched the ball toward receiver Adam Humphries, who was so intent on going for the winning score he couldn't hang on. The ball skipped to Mike Evans, who blindly flung it in the direction of DeSean Jackson along the sideline at the 5. Jackson might've had a chance to dive for the end zone, but he couldn't come up with another bouncing ball. It rolled harmlessly out of bounds to end the game. Jackson ripped off his helmet and kicked the pylon in disgust on his way to the locker room. 'The play is a play you run once,' tight end O.J. Howard said. 'It was a great call. We almost got it.' Winston, who was suspended for the first three games of the season and came off the bench in Week 4, threw for 395 yards and four TDs. His performance, though, was marred by a pair of interceptions, one a deep ball that was picked off at the Atlanta 1 and a deflected pass in the end zone that ricocheted high in the air and was grabbed by Brian Poole to deny a red-zone scoring chance. Ryan's three TD passes gave him 274 in his career, passing Joe Montana for 16th on the career list. 'Obviously it's very special any time your name is brought up with Joe's,' Ryan said. 'But I'm more excited about the win.' He also had a big scramble on third-and-9, powering for a 13-yard gain that set up his final scoring pass. Quinn made a gutsy call with just over a minute remaining, sending on Matt Bryant to attempt a 57-yard field goal with Atlanta clinging to a 31-29 lead. Bryant's kick just cleared the crossbar, extending the Falcons' lead. The 43-yard-old Bryant put everything into the kick and immediately grabbed his right hamstring before hobbling off the field. Quinn's decision forced the Bucs to go for a touchdown. 'I can't say enough about Matt Bryant and the kick he had,' Quinn gushed. 'He's definitely one of the most mentally tough players I've had a chance to coach.' JULIO'S DAY Julio Jones went another game without a touchdown catch. The Falcons didn't mind a bit. Jones had 10 receptions for 143 yards — his third 100-yard game of the season — and constantly drew attention away from his teammates. That allowed Austin Hooper, Mohamed Sanu and Tevin Coleman to haul in scoring passes. Jones has gone 11 straight regular-season games without a TD since a Nov. 26, 2017, victory over Tampa Bay, when he had two scoring catches. BUC-KLING DOWN The beleaguered Tampa Bay defense, which is guided by former Falcons coach Mike Smith, was shredded in the first half for three touchdowns, a last-second field goal and 275 yards. It showed a bit of improvement after the break, actually forcing Atlanta to punt on three straight possessions. But, with the game on the line, the Bucs surrendered a 75-yard drive capped by Ryan's 6-yard TD pass to Coleman and a 36-yard possession that set up Bryant's long field goal. Tampa Bay came into the game allowing 34.75 points per game, more than any team in the league. INJURY REPORT Atlanta's receiving corps took a beating. Calvin Ridley, who was leading the Falcons with six touchdown catches, went out in the first half with an ankle injury and didn't return. Sanu was sidelined in the second half with a hip problem after hauling in a 35-yard touchdown pass. The loss of two receivers forced the Falcons to give more playing time to Justin Hardy, Marvin Hall and Russell Gage. Hardy had three catches and Gage came up with a big catch on Atlanta's touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. The Bucs lost defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who walked slowly off the field in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury. Also, cornerback Ryan Smith was evaluated for a possible concussion. UP NEXT Buccaneers: Return home next Sunday to host the Cleveland Browns (2-3-1). Falcons: Host the struggling New York Giants (1-5) on Monday, Oct. 22, to close out a stretch of five home games in the first seven weeks of the season. ___ Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/paul%20newberry ___ For more AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NFLfootball and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
  • A small plane crashed while taking off at the Gwinnett County Airport on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The two occupants of the plane were able to exit safely before the plane caught fire at about 12:40 p.m., according to a statement from the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services. The occupants, an instructor and a student, were not seriously injured, the fire department said. One was evaluated and released by paramedics at the scene, and the other said they were not injured. READ MORE: 1 reported dead in plane crash in Paulding County The Cessna 172 “experienced a nose dive and hard landing” while taking off from Runway 7 at Briscoe Field, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. The plane went up in flames, but crews put out the fire shortly after 1 p.m., officials said. The aircraft was deemed a total loss. The crash occurred just a day after another small plane crashed in Paulding County, killing the pilot. In other news:
  • The Latest on Sen. Elizabeth Warren and President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says Sen. Elizabeth Warren 'is getting slammed' for releasing DNA test results showing she has some Native American ancestry. He says she should apologize. Trump says Tuesday on Twitter that 'she took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American.' He calls it 'phony' and says even the Cherokee Nation denies Warren. The Massachusetts Democrat and possible 2020 presidential candidate on Monday released DNA test results that genealogists say show she could be anywhere from 1/64th to 1/1024th Native American. The Cherokee Nation has questioned Warren's use of a DNA test, saying such exams are useless in determining tribal citizenship. Trump has long ridiculed Warren's claim of Native American heritage by calling her 'Pocahontas.' __ 12:40 a.m. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has suggested President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is 'creepy.' She tweeted Monday that the president makes 'creepy physical threats' about women who scare him, including her. Warren is seen as a potential 2020 challenger to Trump. On Monday, Warren released DNA test results that provide some evidence of a Native American in her lineage, though the ancestor probably lived six to 10 generations ago, according to the analysis. Trump has ridiculed her as 'Pocahontas' over the ancestry claim. In July, the president offered to donate $1 million to her favorite charity if a DNA test proved her Native American bloodline. On Monday, he first denied ever making such a promise, then said later that 'I'll only do it if I can test her personally.
  • A Tennessee mother and four children were found dead Monday in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide. >> Watch the news conference here According to the Columbia Daily Herald, a family member arrived at the Maury County home after 6 p.m. Monday and discovered the bodies, authorities said.  The mother, whose name has not been released, appeared to have died from 'a self-inflicted gunshot wound,' the Daily Herald reported. The children – three girls and a boy – ranged from 8 to 16 years old and were home-schooled, authorities told WSMV. >> Read more news stories  Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland said investigators do not believe there are any additional suspects, and the children's father was not at home during the incident, WZTV reported. 'We don't believe we have a suspect at large at this time, but we are going to be thorough with this investigation,' Rowland said, according to the Daily Herald. He added: 'As emergency responders, we see gruesome scenes regularly, but this is not one that you see every day.' Read more here.
  • A Melania Trump spokeswoman is asking people to boycott Atlanta rapper T.I. because of his promotional album video that shows a woman resembling the first lady taking off her clothes in the oval office. Trump's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, tweeted Saturday asking how the video was acceptable. How is this acceptable? #disgusting #boycottT.I. @Tip https://t.co/HvnFahfsVK — Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) October 13, 2018 T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, tweeted Friday 'Dear 45, I ain't Kanye' before sharing the video. The woman is wearing a jacket that reads 'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?'  Trump wore a jacket with that wording on her way to visit migrant children in Texas.  She said recently in an interview with ABC News that she wore the jacket to troll reporters. Those tweets follow T.I. posting on Instagram that he was done working with rapper Kanye West, who is a President Donald Trump supporter. TRENDING STORIES: Drivers say cars had to be towed from gas station after pumping bad fuel Police hope new video will help solve model's mysterious murder 13-year-old girl missing after parents found dead in Wisconsin  
  • One person in Mississippi is in custody after the Bolivar County sheriff said that a baby was stabbed, WTVA reported. The baby was then placed in an oven at the home and baked, the sheriff told WTVA. >> Read more trending news  The person, whose name and relationship to the baby has not been released, is in the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility, according to Sheriff Kelvin Williams. Williams said deputies found the baby, whose age has not been determined, after being called to the home Monday evening, WTVA reported. They are unsure though when the baby died. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the crime lab are investigating.