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The Biggest Loser's DOLVETTE

He calls Atlanta home, Dolvette of NBC's The Biggest Loser, stopped by Conn TV Studios to talk about his new lifestyle book about balance, not diet! You don't want to miss what he says about emotion, details, health and much much more. 

2 Ga. colleges among nation's healthiest

2 Ga. colleges among nation's healthiest

(WXIA) -- Many college students seem to exist solely on beer and ramen noodles, but 10 schools have kicked it up a notch by offering world-class dining experiences.

The Daily Meal has listed the top 10 four-year colleges that go above and beyond the traditional meal plan.

The list includes two schools in metro Atlanta. Emory University comes in at No. 4, while Kennesaw State University is No. 8.

The schools were judged on the amount of healthy food they offer and whether that food is produced or grown locally. The No. 1 school, Bowdoin College in Maine, serves vegetables grown in its own organic garden.

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

ATLANTA -- Eight year old Ava Bullard is playing with her sisters, riding their bikes on their long country driveway. It is a simple act that defies those who said she would never talk, those who said she wouldn't function in the real world.

Ava was not a typical baby, or toddler.

Her mother Anna says, "You couldn't interact with her."

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Ava did not play with toys. Did not speak. Could not dress herself. Did not interact with her parents or sisters. Slept two hours a night. She was in her own world.

Anna says, "It's like she looked straight through me. She would just...it's like you weren't there, if you were in the room with her."

Anna Bullard took Ava from doctor to doctor for months. One doctor told the family Ava was 'just weird.'

Atlanta recruiting 5,000 volunteers for cancer study

Atlanta recruiting 5,000 volunteers for cancer study

ATLANTA -- Sixty years ago, 1 million men and women signed up for the first-ever Cancer Prevention Study. They filled out surveys every few years. And the information from those million Americans led to a dramatic discovery.

Doctor Alpa Patel with the American Cancer Society is the lead researcher on CPS3, the third generation of the cancer prevention studies.

MORE | Join the Cancer prevention Study 3

"The first study was actually set up to specifically address the question of whether not smoking caused lung cancer, and it provided the first evidence that in fact smoking is what was the causal fact, causal factor with the increase rise in lung cancer death rates we were seeing in men at that time," she said.

Cartersville man is first to have robotic esophagogastrectomy procedure in Atlanta, now cancer-free

ATLANTA -- When Cartersville resident and esophageal cancer patient Darrell Ritchie was told he needed a robotic esophagogastrectomy, a surgery at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital that had yet to be performed in the area, he decided to take a leap of faith, have the procedure and, as a result, is now cancer-free.

“You’ve got to have faith,” said Ritchie.  “I’m 72 years old and have lived a full life. What did I have to lose? I had faith in my doctors, God and my wife - they were all I needed to get through this, and my faith paid off.”  

In addition to having the robotic esophagogastrectomy, which removed the lower part of Ritchie’s esophagus (the tube that moves food from the throat to the stomach) and the upper part of his stomach, Ritchie also underwent strong chemotherapy and radiation treatments to eliminate his cancer.

Bartow County Health offering flu shots at Civic Center

Bartow County Health offering flu shots at Civic Center

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- The Bartow County Health Department will not offer flu shots for students in the county school system during school hours this year.

However, flu shots will be given on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center.

Call the Bartow County Health Department at 770-382-1920 for more information.

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Summer in the south is officially here! With rising temperatures, it is important to take steps to protect those around us who might be vulnerable to the heat, like our children and pets.

Did you know that we lose heat by sweating? Water literally evaporates into the atmosphere and sucks the heat out of our bodies. Children produce even more heat than adults. This is because they have more body surface for their height. Children are also closer to the ground – and to hot pavement. They can easily become dehydrated or overheated.

Here are some tips to keep your children and pets safe in the heat.