May 26. 2005
Leesburg- A new recommendation from doctors that your kids may not like. The American Academy of Pediatrics now says students should be vaccinated against meningitis before they enter high school.
It's already recommended for teenagers heading off to college. Pediatricians say they hope the new guideline will bring in more kids for their pre-adolescent check up.
"There is an increased risk of meningitis in the college years, but the idea is to cover that preventative care in the pre-adolescent child," said Dr. Cheryl Tolliver, Albany Area Primary Health Care.
The new vaccine protects those who get it longer. Pediatricians hope that within the next three years it will routinely be given to all kids by age eleven.
Albany's police chief responded to concerns about the nonstop gunfire happening in one South Albany neighborhood.
Phoebe Putney Hospital recently upgraded a device that will give patients with irregular heartbeats more surgical options.
NASCAR is at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend, but with rain in the forecast, it is stirring up a debate between the track and the drivers.
The Worth County's Best Friends Humane Society's biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner and tickets are selling out fast.
Spring pollens have made an early appearance this year in Southwest Georgia.