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No salmonella test at Blakely plant

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Records released by the Georgia Department of Agriculture give no indication that samples were taken for salmonella testing during two routine inspections last year at the peanut butter plant in Blakely.

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Growing Healthy Together event

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Families at Saturday's Growing Healthy Together event learned some hands on lessons on how to be healthy and stay safe.

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Coaches immune from suit in football player death

Posted: 01/23/2009 - Three Rockdale County High School football coaches cannot be held liable for alleged constitutional violations in the death of a 15-year-old player after an offseason workout session in 2006.

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Salmonella found in more peanut butter products

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Food maker Kellogg says salmonella has been found in a package of one of its peanut butter crackers. Also, Meijer Inc. is recalling two types of crackers and two varieties of ice cream due to possible salmonella contamination.

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People urged to avoid peanut butter products

Posted: 01/17/2009 - People should avoid eating cookies, ice cream and similar products that contain peanut butter until the government knows more about possible salmonella contamination.

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Ga. settles with feds over mental health

Posted: 01/16/2009 - Georgia has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the state's seven psychiatric hospitals including East Central Regional Hospital in Augusta

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Some peanut butter at Ga. plant contaminated

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Some peanut butter at a Georgia plant shows signs of contamination. But officials say they don't know if it's linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Kellogg to pull crackers from store shelves.

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SC launches organ donor registry

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Until now, South Carolina had no way of keeping track of people wanting to be organ donors, but now anyone can sign up on a new website.

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SC and GA fail in smoking prevention

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The American Lung Association says both Georgia and South Carolina aren't making the grade when it comes to smoking prevention and some people aren't surprised at the failing scores.

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Quarantines lifted at Loo's Cuddly Critters

PHOTO: Quantines lifted at Loo's Cuddly Critters

Posted: 01/13/2009 - The Georgia Department of Agriculture has lifted its quarantines at Loo's Cuddly Critters on Walton Way. A woman claimed a puppy she bought there had Parvo.

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Ryberg suggests charging obese SC employees

Posted: 01/12/2009 - The Budget and Control Board wants to charge state employees who participate in the state health plan an additional $25 per month if they are obese.

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Salmonella outbreak spreads to 42 states, CDC says

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has reportedly sickened nearly 400 people in 42 states, but they don't know how the bacteria are spreading.

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Health care spending slows in 2007 with generics

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Spending on all other major health sectors, such as hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and home health, grew at the same rate or slightly faster than the year before.

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