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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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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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