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One of Georgia’s most notorious air monitoring stations is on top of Fire Station Number 8 in northwest Atlanta. It's notorious because it consistently ranks among the worst in the state in levels of air pollution.    

“Those in EPD who are familiar with air quality issues are very familiar with this monitor,” said Rich McDonald, with the Environmental Protection Division.

Emory Lifestyle Coach Teaches Diabetes Prevention, Control

Oct 1, 2015
One in every three adult Americans has diabetes and 9 percent of the U.S. population overall is battling the disease, according to the CDC.
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The statistics are serious and sobering.

One in every three American adults is at risk for developing diabetes and 9 percent of the population already has it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Diabetes is a disease that prevents the body from properly processing food and converting it to energy. It causes sugar to build up in the blood because the body isn’t producing enough insulin to regulate the sugar.

The disease can cause serious health problems, including kidney failure, blindness, amputations and heart disease.