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2nd case of West Nile hits Augusta

14 mins ago - A 69 year old woman is fighting the West Nile virus. She's the second person to be diagnosed this month. The East side of Richmond County is a "hot spot" getting sprayed every week, but health officials say it can easily spread.

CDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 states

Updated: 09/19/2014 - An uncommon virus -- enterovirus 68 -- is causing the illnesses. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday that 160 lab-confirmed cases were reported in the 22 states. On Tuesday, the CDC's count was 130 cases in 12 states.

Lawmakers to high court: Protect pregnant workers

Posted: 09/11/2014 - At issue is the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which bars employers from discriminating based on pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions. The law requires that pregnant workers be treated at least as well as other employees similar in their ability or inability to work, but is silent as to whether it specifically requires reasonable accommodations for pregnancy.

10 children in 2 days test positive for rare virus at CHOG

Updated: 09/09/2014 - This strain of the Enterovirus might be difficult for you to notice at first because the symptoms can start off like the common cold, but then they get a whole lot worse. It's already sent several local kids to the hospital.

GRU Augusta one step closer to medical marijuana study

Updated: 09/05/2014 - A doctor at GRU Augusta says they are one step closer to helping sick kids with medical Marijuana. One local mom tells News 12 that help can't come soon enough. Her 7 year old Windsor Blair's epilepsy is so bad her breathing has stopped at times, but the medicine that some say could help her is illegal right now and it could be months before anything changes.

Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

Posted: 09/02/2014 - Ten-year survival rates were nearly identical -- or roughly 82 percent -- for lumpectomies plus radiation, and for double mastectomies. Women who had a single mastectomy, removal of just the cancerous breast, fared slightly worse.

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