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Richmond County schools now smoke-free

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Thursday is the day for the annual "Great American Smokeout", which is the annual effort to get people to quit smoking, at least for the day. It's also the day all Richmond County school property goes smoke-free all the time.

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Smoking more costly in tough economic times

Updated: 11/20/2008 - Kicking the habit of smoking is something many people want to do already, and in these tough financial times, there's all the more reason to stop.

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Juvenile Diabetes: Do you know the symptoms?

Updated: 02/05/2009 - November is National Diabetes Month and more than 24 million of you have been diagnosed with the disease. Your child may also have it and you may not even know.

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Special Assignment: Still Saving

Updated: 11/14/2008 - The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta has been in the spotlight a lot this year. But doctors and nurses treat everyday people there every single day

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Special Assignment: Still Shirley

Updated: 11/13/2008 - 13 years ago, a twin engine Cessna crashed into an office building, killing all four Swainsboro men on board. It sent a fireball into the office where Shirley Badke was working.

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Free diabetes expo Saturday

Updated: 11/07/2008 - More than 23 million people in the United States live with the diabetes. Saturday you can learn more about the disease at University Hospital's free expo.

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Healing a Heart: The Road to Recovery (Part III)

Updated: 02/05/2009 - The last few months we've been following a heart patient through his cardio rehab. He's gone from machines, to weights, to almost fully healed. But he couldn't have gotten here without changing his lifestyle, and his diet. And it's something you can do too.

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Time to get a flu shot

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Doctors say it's that time of the year again to get your flu shots.

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Staph germs harder than ever to treat, studies say

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Doctors are increasingly concerned about drug-resistant staph bacteria that are increasingly acquiring "superbug" powers and causing far more serious illnesses than they have in the past.

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Diabetes Spending Nearly Doubles

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Researchers say people with diabetes are spending nearly twice as much on drugs these days.

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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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