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CDC: Alarming increase seen in West Nile cases

West Nile Virus

Posted: 08/22/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the new numbers Wednesday. They say the mild winter, early spring and very hot summer have fostered breeding of the mosquitoes.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield, GHS reach agreement

Updated: 08/16/2012 - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and Georgia Health Sciences have signed a "multi-year" contract. This comes just six hours before the insurance coverage was set to expire.

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Report: SC among top 20 polluters in the country

Posted: 08/10/2012 - South Carolina ranked No. 13 in the environmental watchdog group's report, improving two spots from last year. Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania topped the list.

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Multiple cases of West Nile virus reported in SC

West Nile Virus

Updated: 07/30/2012 - DHEC is reporting four confirmed cases of the West Nile virus in South Carolina so far this year. Here's more information on how you can prevent contracting the virus.

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MCG Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield standoff hinges on $400

Updated: 07/27/2012 - The moves comes as the hospital faces a standoff with Blue Cross Blue Shield. We can now tell you just how much money the two are fighting over. The chief medical officer at MCG Health is talking to News 12.

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SC 9th in nation in number of AIDS cases

Updated: 07/25/2012 - The chief of infectious diseases at the Medical University of South Carolina, J. Michael Kilby, says the number of AIDS cases is not a new trend. But Kilby says the public has been slow to recognize the trend.

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Asthma camp helps young patients enjoy summer, stay healthy

Updated: 08/01/2012 - Nearly 10 percent of children in Georgia struggle with asthma. It can make for a difficult summer outside if they don't know how to treat it properly. One new summer camp is hoping to make their lives easier.

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Chlorine study in Graniteville needs more participants

Updated: 07/10/2012 - More than seven years ago, two trains collided and derailed in Graniteville, releasing 120,000 pounds of deadly chlorine gas. Nine people died, and many more got sick. Now, scientists are studying the long-term health effects, and they're doing all that research in Graniteville.

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