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The Push Is On For Safer Streets In Georgia

Three men were struck by a pickup truck and killed while trying to cross I-85 in Atlanta’s northeast suburbs Tuesday morning. While police say it appears the men were intoxicated, this accident does highlight the fact that Georgia is among a group of southern states with the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities. That’s according to a new study by the National Complete Streets Coalition. The report shows roads in Columbus, Atlanta and its northern suburbs are very dangerous for people on foot. But Macon tops the list when it comes to per capita pedestrian deaths in Georgia.

Skip The Stirrups: Doctors Rethink Yearly Pelvic Exams

The American College of Physicians says annual pelvic exams aren't necessary for healthy women and could be harmful. But not all doctors agree, and the new recommendation is stirring up debate.

Want To Show Waffle House Your Team America Spirit? Avoid Belgian Waffles

“Scattered”, “smothered”, and “covered” are just some of the words well known by the Waffle House faithful, but today the culturally iconic restaurant had new words for the Twittersphere: “We believe that we will win!” In light of the U.S. soccer team’s match against Belgium, Waffle House has declared a boycott on Belgian waffles. The Norcross-based restaurant says it has never sold Belgian waffles and never will.

State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates

Abuse of narcotic painkillers is a national problem. But it turns out that where you live can make a big difference in how likely you are to get a prescription for the medicines.

Skimpier Health Plans Could Impose Big Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Insurers and some Democratic senators say people should have a cheaper option on the health exchanges. But those plans may leave people with painfully high copays and deductibles if they get sick.

Asking Kids With Special Needs To Clear The Same Bar

An official pronouncement raises more questions than it answers.

For Sale: South Dakota Town With Bar, $399,000

The prairie hamlet of Swett population 2 plus a dog comes with 6 acres, a house, three trailers, an old tire shop and a Volvo semi. If you don't have the money, no Swett.

Georgia Laws In Effect As Of July 1

New Georgia laws go into effect on July 1. From the controversial gun law to the e-cigarettes bill, here's a list of what these laws do and some of the reactions they've caused so far.

5 Things To Know For The U.S. Vs. Belgium Game

Two key questions are whether the U.S. can strike early, as it did against Ghana, and whether Belgium can pull away late, as it has in all its games so far in Brazil.

Older Adults Are Fatter Than Ever, Increasing Their Risk Of Illness

There's good news and bad news about aging boomers, a Census Bureau report finds. They're drinking less and voting more, but they're also heavier, which could mean less independence later.

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