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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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Moving nation from sick care toward wellness care

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Popping a pill can cut your cholesterol. But did the doctor also prescribe cutting the stress that's eroding your immune system? Or teach you how to exercise without worsening painful joints?

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On Your Side: Long-term care can be pricey

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Some folks buy insurance for long-term care that might be needed later in life. But you may need to take a look at your policies and make sure you've got enough coverage.

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House Speaker: cigarette taxes to buy insurance

Posted: 02/17/2009 - South Carolina legislators are signing on to a bill that would raise the state's cigarette tax by 50 cents to cover subsidized private insurance policies.

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