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CVS plans to stop selling tobacco products

Updated: 02/05/2014 - CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift its focus toward being more of a health care provider.

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Camera the size of a pill to screen for colon cancer

Updated: 02/03/2014 - Given Imaging Ltd. says it has won U.S. approval for an ingestible pill camera that can help doctors screen the large intestine for polyps and other early signs of colon cancer.

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Staffing still an issue as new EMS substation prepares for opening

Updated: 01/24/2014 - It could mean the difference between life or death for some people. Aiken County will cut the ribbon on a new EMS substation this Sunday. Station 10 will serve the Monetta area, but does the county have enough manpower to run it? News 12's Chad Mills finds out.

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Sheriff implementing Total Fitness program for deputies

Updated: 12/06/2013 - The Total Fitness Program will consist of 5 tests: a mile run, a 300 meter sprint, bench press, sit ups and push-ups. Each event is worth 10 points and you need a total of 35 to pass the test. Requirements are the same for every deputy no matter your age or gender.

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2-year-old recovering after nearly drowning in mall fountain

Updated: 11/26/2013 - Alayna spent two weeks on a breathing tube at Children's Hospital of Georgia. She was then sent to Children's Hospital of Atlanta where they spent the next two months trying to bring back the pieces of Alayna that were lost in the water. She is now bound to a wheelchair unable to sit or stand on her own.

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CSRA feeling effects of nationwide paramedic shortage

Updated: 11/20/2013 - A nationwide paramedic shortage is hitting our area and without enough nearby schools to train them, the problem will only get worse. A recent change now requires paramedics to have a degree, meaning paramedic schools need to go through a new accreditation process.

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Gold Cross EMS adding Community Paramedic Program

Updated: 11/14/2013 - The new community paramedic program will bring follow up care right into your home. Instead of just the pre-hospital care they give now, they'll be doing post-hospital checkups. The goal is to give in between care so people don't have to go to the emergency room for the little things.

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Multiple ways to sign up for Affordable Health Care Act

Updated: 11/06/2013 - For the last month people have been trying to sign up online for the Affordable Health Care Act. Some of you have shared your troubles and are asking for alternatives. News12 spoke to one group who's willing to show you different ways to sign-up and where you can go to get help if you don't have any insurance.

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Local 3-year-old battles softball-sized tumor

Updated: 10/24/2013 - Last weekend Leigha was playing in the yard when her mom noticed a knot on her side. Preliminary tests show Leigha had a Wilms tumor, a kidney cancer found in around 500 children each year.

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Another Tuberculosis scare at a Richmond County School

Updated: 10/08/2013 - Tuesday night leaders at AR Johnson Magnet School discussed a health concern after one person tests positive for Tuberculosis. School officials aren't commenting other than saying they're following CDC protocol and any other info must come the health department. Before Tuesday nights meeting started News 12 is on your side with what doctors say you need to be aware of.

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After weeks pass, county removes yellow jackets from EMS station

Updated: 10/07/2013 - News 12 continues to investigate problems with Aiken County EMS. This time around, multiple employees are complaining about what they say is an OSHA violation. It's all because a nest of yellow jackets has bombarded an EMS substation.

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S.C. Attorney General warns against 'Obamacare' scams

Updated: 10/24/2013 - They are the people you turn to to help you sign up for the right health insurance coverage under the new Affordable Care Act. But South Carolina's Attorney General says he's worried that level of access Navigators have could lead to identity theft. As News 12's Chad Mills reports, AG Alan Wilson is also concerned scammers might capitalize of confusion.

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Flu cases on the rise in both GA and SC

Updated: 10/01/2013 - The flu is officially on both sides of the river. Monday official confirmation in South Carolina. And last week University Hospital in Augusta reported 10 cases. Two of those patients ended up in ICU. News12 is on your side with why experts say you need to get a shot this year and why it's not as bad as you might think.

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After helicopter policy change, Aiken Co. firefighters focus on training

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Updated: 03/21/2014 - Aiken County volunteer firefighters have a new power, and with it, big responsibilities. After a major policy change, they can now call in a helicopter easier to help you in an emergency. Tonight, in a News 12 special assignment, Chad Mills joins the men and women first-responders in training to find out how they're preparing to implement the change.

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