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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.

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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.

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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.

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CVS stops tobacco sales early along with name change

Posted: 09/03/2014 - The cigars and cigarettes that used to fill the shelves behind store cash registers have been replaced with nicotine gum and other products that help people kick the tobacco habit.

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Mission group identifies 3rd American with Ebola

Posted: 09/03/2014 - Johnson says the 51-year-old Sacra lives in the Boston area. He says Sacra wasn't caring for Ebola patients but was delivering babies in the SIM hospital's obstetrics unit.

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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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Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

Posted: 08/29/2014 - With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the expected arrival of thousands of students from those countries has U.S. authorities on alert but cautioning against alarm.

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U.S. study on ramen noodles stirs questions in S. Korea

Updated: 08/21/2014 - Hence the emotional heartburn caused by a Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital study in the United States that linked instant noodles consumption by South Koreans to some risks for heart disease.

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Missionary visits Ebola-stricken wife in hospital

Posted: 08/18/2014 - He says he looked through the glass in the isolation room and spotted his wife on the other side. They both placed their hands on opposite sides of the glass and cried.

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Missionaries return to US and Ebola quarantine

Updated: 08/11/2014 - They will be spending those weeks in motor vehicles on a portion of the Charlotte-based group's 90-acre campus not far from the South Carolina line.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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