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Magnet device aims to treat depression patients

Updated: 10/20/2008 - The government has approved the first noninvasive brain stimulator to treat depression. The device beams magnetic pulses through the skull. The pulses trigger small electrical charges that spark brain cells to fire.

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Study Finds Bottled Water has Contaminants Too

Updated: 10/15/2008 - An environmental advocacy group says tests on leading brands of bottled water have turned up a variety of contaminants often found in tap water. However, the study says all the brands met federal health standards for drinking water, and only two violated a California state standard.

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Tobacco, Health Groups Want Smoking Ruling Revised

Posted: 10/14/2008 - The tobacco industry and the government are challenging different aspects of a judge's 2006 ruling that the tobacco industry deceived the public for decades about smoking risks

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Jump Seen in Staph-Linked Flu Deaths in Kids

Posted: 10/06/2008 - A new government report finds that more children have died from flu because they also had staph infections. The number of deaths wasn't high -- 73 during the 2006-07 flu season -- but there was more than a fivefold increase in hard-to-treat complications.

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No Exotic Pets for Youngsters

Posted: 10/06/2008 - A new report says young children should not keep hedgehogs as pets -- or hamsters, baby chicks, lizards and turtles, for that matter -- because of risk of disease.

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Computers help docs spot breast cancer on X-rays

Posted: 10/01/2008 - When it comes to spotting breast cancer on a mammogram, a computer is as good as a second pair of eyes. That's the finding of some new research on computer-aided detection.

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West Nile virus found in Aiken County

Updated: 10/01/2008 - New figures from the Department of Health and Environmental Control show there have been three cases of West Nile Virus reported in Aiken County. The virus was found in mosquitoes in August.

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Columbia County flu vaccine clinics start October 1

Updated: 10/01/2008 - The Columbia County Health Department will hold Influenza vaccine clinics for the public on the dates and locations posted below. All clinics will be held pending vaccine availability.

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Typical nursing home generates 7 deficiencies

Posted: 09/30/2008 - A new federal report shows more than 90 percent of nursing homes surveyed were cited for at least one deficiency last year, a rate that's remained constant over the past three years.

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Healing a Heart: Cardio Rehab and The Road to Recovery (Part II)

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Recovering from open heart surgery can be a tough road, one that takes a lot of rehabilitation. After surgery, cardio patients at University Hospital have the option of going through their award winning rehab facility. This is part two of our segment, Healing A Heart.

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