Congress, state governors and hospitals all fighting opioid abuse
- A bill fighting opioid abuse and addiction is headed to the president's desk. The same day it passed, 46 governors in the U.S. signed a compact to also fight the problem, and medical schools across the country are working on new training for medical students.
Experts predict shortage of care for rising number of dementia patients
- There's no cure, and doctors say it's a public health crisis. Now, more memory care facilities are opening up across our area as doctors worry the numbers of people with dementia will keep growing
STUDY | More children getting sick from e-cigarette exposure
- A new study published this morning in the Pediatrics Journal says more and more young children are getting sick from e-cigarette exposure.
Georgia becomes second state in nation to license lactation consultants
- Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a new law, the Georgia Lactation Consultant Practice Act. This makes Georgia the second state, after Rhode Island, to license lactation consultants.
South Carolina confirms first travel-associated case of Zika virus
- South Carolina DHEC confirms the first case of travel-associated Zika virus in an SC resident.
South Carolina officials search records for foam's use
- South Carolina is one of a dozen states beginning to investigate whether a toxic firefighting foam that could be linked to groundwater contamination was ever used in the state.
Give back your old prescription drugs for a good cause
- The Eisenhower Army Medical Center is accepting donations of old prescription drugs during the "Prescription Drug Take Back Day."
Tips for dealing with pollen and allergies
- It's raining pollen...covering our cars and driveways...becoming a literal headache for many of us.
Medical students celebrate Match Day
- After years of hard work, fourth-year students at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University found out where they'll be matched for their residency. Match day pairs students with post-graduate programs.
New travel-related cases of Zika virus in Georgia
- Two new cases of the Zika virus have been diagnosed in Georgia, according to the Department of Public Health.
Surgeons washing hands with bottled water while advisory in effect
- Local hospitals talk about their plans to keep water flowing and surgeries going with a boil water advisory in place.
Augusta leaders plan to launch website to track where taxpayer money is going
- Over the next three months the city will finalize additions to the city website that will allow you to track spending on SPLOST, road and other city projects.
Study: Some over-the-counter cold medicines no better than placebo
- A big ingredient in over-the-counter cold medicines is found to have no more effect than a placebo in fixing your symptoms. Read more to find out which one and how to get the stuff that works.
Local mom who lost conjoined twins 14 years ago reaches out to Brittany Crafton
- A mother is reaching out after the story of Brittany Crafton's conjoined twin boys brought back memories of her own experience with conjoined twin girls.
UPDATE | Conjoined twins born in Augusta have died
- The conjoined twins born Monday at GRU hospital have died according to hospital officials.
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