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Dr. Archelle Georgiou

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

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Will Traffic Deaths Rise as States Legalize Pot?

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question...



  • Scientists Dig into Ebola's Deadly Genes for Clues

    A single funeral caused many. Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in Africa had some hope that the Ebola outbreak was coming under control or at least plateauing in late May. Then came the funeral of a healer in Guinea. More than a dozen of the mourners contracted the disease there, probably by washing or touching the body, and took it to Sierra Leone, according to a new genetic mapping of the Ebola virus that scientists hope will help them understand what makes this killer tick...

  • State Fair Exhibit Shows Fairgoers how to Live Wiser, Longer

    Aging is something nobody can fight, but there are ways to make it better. On Thursday, folks at the Minnesota State Fair learned how with the Wiser Living exhibit. The exhibit gave folks ideas on how to live in their home longer, which includes all types of home adaptations...

  • INTERVIEW: Resources for Families of those with Alzheimer's

    Alzheimer’s disease affects one out of nine people over the age of 65, and the rate of diagnosis is rapidly increasing. Health officials estimate there will be 88,000 people living with Alzheimer’s this year in Minnesota...

  • US to Begin Safety Testing Ebola Vaccine Next Week

    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline...

  • People stand on the shoreline near a sign reading 'NO DUMPING', amongst rubbish at West Point, a area heavily effected by the Ebola virus. UN: Ebola Cases Could Eventually Reach 20,000

    The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as doctors know about now. A new plan to stop Ebola by the U.N. health agency also assumes that in many hard-hit areas, the actual number of cases may be two to four times higher than is currently reported...









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