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Man learning to walk, eat again after case of the flu

Posted: 04/07/2014 - An Augusta man is glad to be alive after a serious case of the flu almost killed him. Chris Corbett spent months in the hospital during one of the most severe flu seasons we've seen in years. Now he's having to re-learn basic functions like eating and walking. News 12's Christie Ethridge sat down with him as he talks about his struggle to get back to normal life, and how he's just happy to be alive.

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To fix turnover, should Aiken Co. Council pay EMS workers more?

Updated: 02/06/2014 - It's a matter of life and death. Are there enough ambulances on the road in Aiken County? Aiken County Council is expected to address EMS issues tomorrow at its annual retreat. As News 12's Chad Mills reports, money talks.

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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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