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SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

Posted: 08/11/2014 - Deputy director John Supra says the agency should be caught up within a couple of weeks. Six temporary employees hired since July 1 are helping with the paperwork. Of the decisions made so far, 56 percent are approvals. Many others who applied were already enrolled.

WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency

Posted: 08/08/2014 - On Friday, WHO announced the Ebola outbreak -- the largest and longest in history -- is worrying enough to merit being declared an international health emergency. WHO declared similar emergencies for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and for polio in May.

Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul

Updated: 08/07/2014 - President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war.

Liberia, S. Leone race to enforce Ebola quarantine

Posted: 08/07/2014 - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that some civil liberties may be suspended as authorities try to stamp out the disease blamed for more than 900 deaths in four West African countries this year.

GRU leading minority cancer research program

Posted: 08/06/2014 - GRU officials say the university's cancer center has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to lead the research program in partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.

Graham praises new veteran health care bill

Updated: 08/05/2014 - Graham said Tuesday that getting rid of the people who have caused problems in the Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics is the only way to assure that wait times get shorter and the quality of care gets better.

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