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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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Deadly Ebola outbreak changes local doctor's plans

Updated: 08/06/2014 - Every November, Dr. Kuhn takes a team from MCG to West Africa. They provide medical care to 3 or 4 very remote tribes there, but this year, he had to change plans.

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Graham praises new veteran health care bill

Updated: 08/05/2014 - Graham said Tuesday that getting rid of the people who have caused problems in the Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics is the only way to assure that wait times get shorter and the quality of care gets better.

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Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot

Posted: 08/01/2014 - A first meeting Friday of edible marijuana makers, state regulators and pot critics ran into controversy early. Many seem to agree that pot cookies and candies should come with identifiable markers or colors. But what about marijuana-infused honey? Or pasta sauce?

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Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

Posted: 07/24/2014 - The lawsuit says Banks went to Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham last month for a circumcision. The suit alleges the man's penis was gone when he awoke.

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Mosquito season brings new disease

Updated: 06/25/2014 - Mosquito season is kicking off, and it's bringing a new sickness with it called Chikungunya. There's one confirmed case in south Georgia, and a mosquito expert says it's just a matter of time before it makes its way here. News 12's Jorge Lopez tells us how the virus made it to the states and what you need to know about it.

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FDA prepping long-awaited plan to reduce salt

Posted: 06/17/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration is preparing voluntary guidelines asking the food industry to lower sodium levels, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told The Associated Press. Hamburg said in a recent interview that the sodium is "of huge interest and concern" to the agency.

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Veteran says VA Hospital Director's letter is just "pretty words"

Updated: 06/16/2014 - The battle continues as veterans fight for better care at VA hospitals here in Augusta and nationwide. Friday, News 12 got a letter from the director of our local VA Hospital outlining improvements in the facility. It comes just days after a federal audit highlights serious problems in care. News 12's Christie Ethridge sat down with a veteran who read the letter himself who says it all sounds good, but to him, it's just words.

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Sen. Tim Scott wants SC veteran facility audit

Updated: 06/12/2014 - Data released Monday showed patients seeking care through Columbia's VA hospital wait an average of 77 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor — more than five times longer than the department's goal.

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South Carolina girl's GoFundMe account breaks record

Updated: 06/04/2014 - A gene therapy trial scheduled for late 2014 is the family's only hope to make sure irreversible brain damage and the ability to speak isn't lost forever, the GoFundMe website said.

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