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First on 12: Dr. Rahn talks Arkansas move

Updated: 03/20/2009 - It's official. MCG president Dr. Dan Rahn will take a new job in Arkansas. News 12's Chris Thomas broke the story. He sat down with Dr. Rahn for his first on camera interview since the decision.

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US births break record

Updated: 03/18/2009 - Researchers say more babies were born in the U.S. in 2007 than any year in its history. The growth tops the peak during the so-called "baby boom" more than 50 years ago.

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On Your Side: Get dental work done for a big discount

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Without dental insurance, going to the dentist can get pretty pricey. But there is a place in town where you can get dental work at a 30% or 40% discount, if you can spare a little time.

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Evans Surgery Center warns patients may be infected

Updated: 03/05/2009 - They came for a routine procedure, but now they're being told there's a chance they could be infected by the equipment. The Evans Surgery Center says 1,300 patients may be affected by equipment that wasn't cleaned long enough.

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Free or reduced health care increasing as people lose coverage

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Since the recession began roughly 6 million Americans have either lost or dropped their health insurance. A new report crunches the numbers -- that come out to 14,000 people losing coverage every day. News 12 is on your side with one clinic you can go if you find yourself in need of a doctor.

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Graham to make MUSC announcement

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Graham willbe joined Monday by hospital officials as well as U.S. Rep. Henry Brown, former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings and South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford.

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Third and final Heart Health Fair

Posted: 02/28/2009 - People lined up outside the Columbia County Library for this month's third and final free University Hospital Health Heart Fair.

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Library books a danger to kids?

Updated: 02/26/2009 - First it was toys, and now it's children's books. A federal law demands tests for lead levels, but at your expense. News 12's Chris Thomas shows you how the main library is handling the new law.

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Local doctor turns 99

Posted: 02/25/2009 - Nurses and staff at the W.G. Watson Women's Center celebrated a historic birthday. Dr. Watson is 99 years old today.

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Panel: Adopting from abroad? Get hepatitis A shot

Posted: 02/25/2009 - A federal advisory panel is recommending hepatitis A vaccinations for everyone who has close contact with children adopted from countries where hepatitis A is common.

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SC lawmakers pass one-day wait for abortion

Updated: 02/24/2009 - Lawmakers in South Carolina have approved a bill requiring women to wait at least 24 hours after an ultrasound before getting an abortion.

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More evidence links alcohol, cancer in women

Posted: 02/24/2009 - A study of nearly 1.3 million middle-aged British women offers more evidence that moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of some cancers.

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MCG president finalist for Arkansas job

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Medical College of Georgia President Dr. Daniel Rahn is one of four finalists being considered for Chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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