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Smart Heart: Getting Heart Healthy

Smart Heart

Updated: 02/27/2013 - All month long, News 12 has been introducing you to people who became heart healthy because they needed to be. But here's the thing: 50 percent of people who have heart attacks are healthy with normal weight and cholesterol levels.

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STD rates for Ga., Richmond Co. at all-time high

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Georgia STD rates are at an all-all time high, with Richmond and Columbia counties seeing increased cases, too. Some local health officials are worried those numbers will keep climbing and just want to spread the word, not the disease.

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Colleague of plane crash victim speaks out

Dr. Lionel Zumbro (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/21/2013 - A friend of one of the victims who lost his life in the Wednesday night plane crash in McDuffie County says he's having a hard time with another tragedy like this that hits close to home.

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Smart Heart: Fitness for Life

We've all said it before: "This year is the year I'm going to get in shape!" And then dinnertime hits. Here's the story of one woman who actually stuck to her goal and completely changed her life around. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/18/2013 - We've all said it before: "This year is the year I'm going to get in shape!" And then dinnertime hits. Here's the story of one woman who actually stuck to her goal and completely changed her life around.

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Smart Heart: Healing Hearts

Brad Merry survived a heart attack and stroke at the age of 34. His wife, Martha, was by his side help him along the way. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/13/2013 - Kidney disease -- leading to a heart attack -- leading to a stroke. All of this at the age of 34. Jessica Dill introduces us to a man who survived it all and the woman who stayed alongside him the whole time.

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Sewage spills out of manhole in south Augusta neighborhood

Whenever it rains, the manhole at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Coleman Street floods, filling the street with sewage. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/11/2013 - How would you feel if what went into your toilet ended up outside on your lawn? Well, that's exactly what's happening in one south Augusta neighborhood. News 12's Christie Ethridge spent the day talking with neighbors where the problem is the worst.

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Health officials: Worst of flu season may be over

Flu

Posted: 02/08/2013 - This flu season started about a month earlier than normal. Outbreaks began in the late fall, and the dominant flu strain is one that tends to make people sicker.

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Ga. hospital earns national recognition

Updated: 02/06/2013 - Georgia Regents University clinical affairs spokeswoman Denise Parrish says the facility is one of 20 in the nation to be selected as a comprehensive stroke center.

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Kroger recalls Mardi Gras king cakes

Recall

Posted: 02/04/2013 - The cakes were baked in-store sold in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and eastern Tennessee. The cakes have a sell-by date of Feb. 7 and before and has UPC Code 4157327767.

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Butler High School to start another round of TB testing

Updated: 01/25/2013 - News 12 has learned Butler High School will be starting a second round of tuberculosis testing on Tuesday. Health officials recommend that anyone who has not been tested yet or received a negative skin test in November should come and get tested.

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Coca-Cola to address obesity for first time in ads

Updated: 01/14/2013 - Coca-Cola became one of the world's most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it's taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.

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Lawmaker: Offer HPV vaccine to 7th graders

Updated: 01/14/2013 - Democratic State Rep. Bakari Sellers of Bamberg plans a news conference Monday at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina to discuss his proposed legislation.

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