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Local man: "A blunt a day keeps the doctor away"

Updated: 03/25/2015 - While lawmakers have been debating the issue of legalizing marijuana for a couple of years, some patients are taking action on their own, whether weed is legal or not.

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What's Going Around? Allergies

Posted: 03/04/2015 - This week, we're hearing from Augusta Internal Medicine at Trinity Hospital of Augusta.

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What's Going Around?: Flu-like illnesses

Posted: 01/26/2015 - This week's doctor for what's going around offices in our area is Dr. Janis Coffin, the director of the GRHealth Family Medicine Clinic at Georgia Regents Medical Center.

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GRU studying habits of electronic cigarette users

Updated: 01/23/2015 - Last year, more than 40 million adults reported using e-cigarettes. But, the perception e-cigarettes are better for your health than regular ones may not be entirely true.

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What's Going Around? The Flu

Updated: 01/20/2015 - News 12 is bringing back a segment letting you know what's going around some doctors offices in our area.

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US adult smoking rate dips just under 18 percent

Posted: 11/26/2014 - Smoking is the nation's leading cause of preventable illness. It's responsible for the majority of lung cancer deaths and is a factor in heart attacks and a variety of other illnesses.

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Clinical trials on tap for possible Ebola vaccine

Posted: 11/13/2014 - Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health says that if those new studies go well, health officials could know by the middle of 2015 whether or not there is an effective vaccine.

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Ebola threat puts hosptial's protocol to test

Posted: 11/03/2014 - An Ebola threat at Doctor's Hospital turns out to be nothing more than a false alarm. A man coming back from Africa in the past 24 hours showed signs of the virus, but was cleared by the CDC Wednesday night. News 12 visited the room where the patient was treated to show you how the protocol works.

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WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in Jan

Posted: 10/24/2014 - If those trials prove effective, larger trials testing the vaccines in West Africa could begin as soon as December, Kieny said. She said five other possible Ebola vaccines should start testing in January.

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