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GHS Health System limiting hospital visits due to flu

Updated: 12/12/2012 - Georgia Health Sciences Health System announced Wednesday that it is temporarily restricting hospital visitation of those 17 years old and under in order to prevent the spread of the flu virus.

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UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted for Talatha district

Boil advisory

Posted: 12/04/2012 - Talatha Rural Community Water District advises all families west of Chime Bell Church Road served by the district located in Aiken County to vigorously boil their water for at least one minute.

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US flu season starts early, could be bad, CDC says

Flu

Posted: 12/03/2012 - Officials said Monday that suspected flu cases have jumped in five southern states -- Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. An uptick in flu reports like this usually doesn't occur until after Christmas.

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Ministry helps recuperate those with HIV

Ministry helps recuperate those with HIV (WRDW-TV, December 1, 2012)

Updated: 12/03/2012 - It's a day to bring awareness to AIDS and HIV around the world, and our area is joining in. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, when it comes to finding someone affected, you don't have to look far.

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UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted for Aiken Co.

Boil advisory

Posted: 11/26/2012 - The boil water advisory issued over the weekend in Aiken County has now been lifted. This includes the area of Hemlock Drive and Hemlock Court from Woodside Plantation Drive to Dewberry Lane.

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Haley, other officials discussing infant mortality

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

Updated: 11/19/2012 - Haley's office says she is holding a news conference at the Statehouse on Monday with officials from the state's Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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People searching for relief from early, harsh flu season

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Flu season is in full swing and local doctors tell us, this year, it's hitting as hard as ever. As news 12's Christie Ethridge reports, even doctors are surprised to see so many cases so early in the year.

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School officials: Reports show Terrace Manor is safe

Terrace Manor Elementary (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 11/16/2012 - Questions about Terrace Manor Elementary School's safety were thrust into the spotlight after former principal Hartley Gibbons had an outburst at a Richmond County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday.

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DHEC issues warning about mosquito-related diseases

Updated: 11/07/2012 - DHEC said the West Nile virus has been found in 30 people, 24 birds, five horses and nine mosquito samples this year. Fifteen horses and one person have contracted eastern equine encephalitis.

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Study: Stem cells from strangers can repair hearts

Posted: 11/05/2012 - In a study in Miami and Baltimore, stem cells donated by strangers proved as safe and effective as patients' own cells for helping restore heart tissue, allowing the heart to pump more effectively.

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