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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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Weighing in at school

Posted: 02/29/2008 - The Georgia Senate passed legislation Friday aimed at curbing childhood obesity. The bill would have students weighed at school twice a year.

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Augusta and Asthma

Posted: 02/27/2008 - City one of "Most Challenging" to live in.

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CDC expands recommendations for child flu shots

Posted: 02/27/2008 - All children except infants younger than six months should get a flu shot. That's the new recommendation Wednesday from an advisory panel appointed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Exercise key to cutting stroke risk

Updated: 02/22/2008 - New research shows men and women can lower their risk of stroke by engaging in even moderate exercise.

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Flu numbers up at UGA

Updated: 02/22/2008 - Flu season has arrived at the University of Georgia. Since January 21, workers have treated 485 people with flu-like symptoms at the University Health Care Center.

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