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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Friday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

In this "Medical Minute" segment, WABE senior reporter Jim Burress and medical analyst Dr. Ford Vox discuss the most common cause of knee injury in middle aged folks: meniscus tears. The typical surgical response, an arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, doesn’t appear to be any better than a regular exercise program for most people.

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In this week’s "Medical Minute," Dr. Ford Vox and Jim Burress talk about Kris Kristofferson’s case of Lyme disease, and what Georgians need to know about tick-borne illnesses in the state.

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This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, shows the Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md.
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On Thursday, WABE contributor Dr. Ford Vox and "Closer Look" host Jim Burress talked about how the European Union’s system for reviewing medical devices isn’t as rigorous as what the FDA here puts companies through. But a system Europeans might want to question nonetheless may benefit Americans who drink from the cup second.

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WABE FM has its first broadcast in September 1948, according to historical documents.

At that time, it wasn't the kind of programming that WABE listeners have come to know today. Instead of the latest in local, national and international news, there were stories about reading and arithmetic. That's because when the station first began it was used by the Atlanta Board of Education to help teachers with classroom instruction.