Archelle Georgiou

Dr. Archelle Georgiou

Join medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. on 5 EYEWITNESS News and again Thursday morning. Dr. Georgiou reports on the latest medical and health care news.


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Measles Off to a Fast Start, as Cases Trend Up

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996. Authorities say 129 cases in 13 states were reported by mid-April, the bulk of them in California and New York City. Most were triggered by travelers who caught the virus abroad and spread...

  • Allina Health Bans Water Births Following Newly-Released Medical Opinion

    The hospital system in Minnesota that says it delivers the most babies every year, will no longer have water births as an option for expectant moms. Allina Health made that decision Friday; it bans the increasingly popular delivery option at all its locations. Allina Health's decision to suspend water births took effect three days ago...

  • Twin Cities Mothers Combat Postpartum Depression

    Motherhood is supposed to be one of the most rewarding and joyful roles, but often the first couple of months after having a new baby, moms are exhausted and emotional. For one in five women, the "baby blues" lasts much too long, turning into postpartum depression. The co-directors of an organization called Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota...

  • 'Bash4Guild' Aims to Smash the Stigma of Mental Illness

    For youth struggling with mental illnesses, transitioning from adolescence to adulthood can be a daunting task, especially for those who may not have a solid support system around them. A new division of a Twin-Cities organization was launched in the beginning of this year to address that problem...

  • President Barack Obama announced last week that 8 million people have signed up for coverage through new insurance exchanges, but many barriers remain. Affordable Care Act Only Chips Away at a Core Goal

    The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance. President Barack Obama announced last week that 8 million people have signed up for coverage through new insurance exchanges, but many barriers remain...

  • 'Walk with a Doc' Offers Buffalo Residents Free Medical Advice

    If you'd like to take some strides in improving your health, a new program put on by Allina Health might be the right fit for you. It's all about getting fit while walking with a local physician to answer all your health questions. We all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but every once in a while you just want to pick the brain of a doctor...

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