Beth Galvin gets to the heart of the story… literally! Inspiring and informative, Beth brings you comprehensive and intelligent health stories you won’t see on any other Georgia TV station.
She began her on-air career at Chattanooga’s WTVC and was first seen on Atlanta-area televisions as a general assignment reporter for WXIA. In 1996, Beth joined FOX 5 Atlanta and became the regular face of our FOX Medical Team reports.
Battling a serious health problem reveals a person’s strength and vulnerability. Beth has been touched by many of the people she has covered, like a 19-year-old’s lifesaving heart transplant and a baby’s struggle with a defective heart.
Her reporting has not only caught the attention of viewers, but of media and medical professionals as well. She has won a regional Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Reporting and an award for Specialty Reporting from the Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters. The Georgia Physicians Association/Atlanta Medical Association also presented her with an award for Outstanding Health Reporting.
Beth attended Wesleyan College in Macon, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in international relations. Beth lives in Decatur with her husband, Brad. When she’s not working, Beth enjoys curling up with a good book, digging in her garden and traveling to national parks.
James Bamberg served in Vietnam 48 years ago. Today, the East Point, Georgia veteran is facing a new battle. He's been diagnosed with prostate cancer and type 1 diabetes, two conditions the Veterans Administration has linked to the Agent Orange, an herbicide mixture widely used during the Vietnam War.
Open Enrollment has begun. Over the next month, millions of Americans will choose their health insurance coverage for 2020. A human resources consultant says it's important to get started, compare your options, and pick the right plan for you.
Atlanta Falcons player Chris Lindstrom is an ambassador for Best Buddies. The organization works to create friendships between people with intellectual disabilities and volunteers. The goal is to help participants land successful jobs and live independently.
After surviving stage 3 breast cancer, a Henry County, Georgia, woman faces a challenge she didn't expect: burning and tingling in her toes. The pain still flares us 6 years after her diagnosis.
A Hart County, Georgia, mom is battling to help her newborn son, who was born with a rare syndrome that causes him to stop breathing when he sleeps.
Tara Fankhauser, a NICU nurse at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, crochets Halloween costumes for the newborns in her care. She begins crocheting the costumes in February and never repeats the same design. Fankhauser says she likes making "magic happen" for her patients and their families.
Cristen Reagan of Canton, Georgia, spent 10 days in an ICU after experiencing acute respiratory failure she believes may have been linked to years of smoking and a few months of vaping.
Prostate gland problems are more common in men as they age. There are some risk factors, like age and race, men cannot control. But, the Prostate Cancer Foundation says there are ways to lower your risk of prostate cancer.
David and Pat Cloud of Grayson, Georgia, found themselves both battling cancer at the same hospital. Today, the Clouds say they are grateful for second opinions and second chances.
Millions of Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, a type of depression linked to seasonal changes. SAD tends to hit in the fall and winter, as the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer. But there are ways to find relief.