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Hospitals get millions for trauma care

Updated: 06/09/2008 - Grady will get $12.7 million for trauma care, about half of what hospital administrators were hoping for. The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta will receive $5.07 million.

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"Dry drowning" kills South Carolina boy

Posted: 06/05/2008 - A 10-year-old boy is dead after drowning on dry land. He apparently ingested a lot of water, but it didn't go into his lungs until he went to sleep an hour later.

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"Get Outdoors Georgia" campaign

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Get Outdoors Georgia is an initiative of the Department of Natural Resources that encourages Georgians to get outdoors, get fit and enjoy their state parks.

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MCG reveals five-year plan

Updated: 05/21/2008 - MCG President Dr. Daniel Rahn said they've had substantial growth in the past, and that growth will continue for the next five years.

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On Your Side: Mastering Mental Health

Updated: 05/20/2008 - Having a mental illness is something 10's of millions of American deal with every single day. It's a staggering figure and ever more staggering is the thought that you probably see several of them every day and don't know the difference.

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Biggest MCG graduation in years

Posted: 05/10/2008 - Several hundred new medical professionals are ready to take on the world today. Nearly 800 students graduated from MCG in the largest class in recent memory.

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Too much, too little sleep tied to ill health in CDC study

Posted: 05/07/2008 - ATLANTA (AP) -- A new government study finds people who sleep fewer than six hours a night -- or more than nine -- are more likely to be obese. The research is one of the largest to show a link between irregular sleep and big bellies.

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New fund for SC state retiree health benefits

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Friday South Carolina put in motion landmark legislation designed to help ensure that school teachers and other public employees will have the medical coverage they need after they stop working.

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"Wizard" thrills children

Updated: 04/30/2008 - Cast members from "The Wizard of Oz" visited the MCG Children's Medical Center in Augusta Wednesday. The actors are from The Augusta Players.

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Five steps to permanent weight loss from MCG

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Summer is almost here. Is your body “bathing-suit ready”? The following are five steps that men and women can take to get healthy and lose weight for swimsuit season and the rest of the year.

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MCG lecture features "Dr. 90210" star

Updated: 04/25/2008 - MCG and a national television star are teaming up for a local medical conference on cosmetic surgery. A doctor you may have seen on television's "Dr. 90210" made a special doctor's visit.

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Updated: 02/05/2009 - "Reducing risk factors, recognizing the signs of stroke and fast reaction saves lives," said Dory Masters, director of DHEC’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Division.

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Special Assignment: Detecting High Blood Pressure

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and high blood pressure is a major risk factor. Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia believe they've found a way to predict who will get high blood pressure.

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International Autism Day: One Family's Decision

Posted: 04/02/2008 - Today (April 2) is the first ever International Autism Day, but a debate about the disorder has been going on for years now. The question, what causes it?

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Rabies warning for Aiken County

Posted: 03/25/2008 - There's a warning out, especially aimed at pet owners. Make sure your pets are vaccinated for rabies. It's a lesson one family learned the hard way.

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West Nile virus surveillance

Posted: 03/18/2008 - Warm weather is approaching, and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control wants your help to reduce the risk from the serious diseases mosquitoes can carry.

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Better way to spot colon cancer?

Posted: 03/05/2008 - Medical experts have come up with what they hope is a way to encourage more people to get screened for colon cancer

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