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On the lookout for measles in Georgia

The measles are making a resurgence. The CDC reports 159 documented cases across the country as of Friday. So far, there haven't been any cases in Georgia, reports the state department of public health.

Cyclospora in Georgia

The national cyclospora outbreak continues as the stomach bug has now affected 353 people in 15 states, including three in Georgia, according to the CDC. Here's what you need to know, courtesy of the CDC and the Georgia Department of Health.

Seniors, enjoy your last 18.2 years

Life expectancy for people 65-plus isn't great if you live in the South. According to new information from the CDC, seniors can expect to live an average of another 19.1 years. But if you live in Georgia, make that 18.2 years. It's 17.5 in Mississippi (the lowest in the country) and 17.6 years in Alabama.

Fewer Americans smoking

After several years holding steady, the smoking rate for adults in the U.S. finally took a dip, according to a new survey released this week by the CDC. The government agency isn't sure yet why.

Don’t drink the water

Now that swimming pools are officially open, the CDC has to come out with a study to ruin the fun. Most public pools have E.coli, which indicates fecal matter in the water, either from people having accidents in the pool or from swimmers not showering well enough before they get in the water. Makes you want to dive right in, doesn't it?

Get off the couch

Put down the cookie and take a walk. Only about 20% of us are getting the exercise we need, according to a new report by the CDC.

Notes from HBO movie ‘Mary and Martha’ premiere at the Carter Center

This spring, Atlantans are probably more concerned about shaving ice for our cocktails than making sure our fruit-scented insect repellant actually works. Yet, any Southerner who sees the new HBO film, Mary and Martha (which held its U.S. premiere at The Carter Center on Tuesday and debuts on the cable network Saturday), may never sip poma-tinis on the porch again without thanking our friends over at the CDC for killing malaria’s buzz way back when.

Watch the Fat Map

No doubt you've heard a lot about the U.S. obesity epidemic. If you're tired of reading about it and just want to see it, check out the CDC's obesity-over-time map, sped up for your viewing pleasure.

More women shunning marriage

Try before you buy. That's the motto of more women who are choosing to live together before getting married. According to a study released by the CDC, 48% of women live with their significant other without asking for a ring. That's a significant jump from 43% in 2002 and 35% in 1995.

Binge drinking 101

According to the CDC, one in five high school girls binge drink. That means they have at least four drinks (beer, wine, or liquor) at a time -- and they do it several times a month.

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