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Georgia celebrates Men’s Health Month

Updated: 06/18/2008 - In an effort to raise awareness of preventable health problems among men and encourage early detection, the Dept. of Community Health is recognizing Men’s Health Month.

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MCG breaks ties with the MCG Foundation

Updated: 06/13/2008 - The Medical College of Georgia is cutting ties with The Medical College of Georgia Foundation, Inc. with plans to create a new foundation. Dr Dan Rahn lists a "lack of alignment" as the reason.

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On Your Side: New website makes finding a doctor a breeze

Updated: 06/16/2008 - Sometimes its hard to find a specific doctor or maybe more information about a health condition. A new website is going to make that a whole lot easier on you. All you have to do is log-on to it.

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Promising bird flu vaccine made from lab-grown cells

Posted: 06/12/2008 - It's the first bird-flu vaccine that's made from cells grown in the lab, instead of from chicken eggs. And researchers say it shows some promise in blocking the deadly virus.

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Heat deaths on the rise

Posted: 06/12/2008 - 17 people are dead after extreme heat along much of the East Coast.

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More food outlets avoiding tomatoes

Posted: 06/10/2008 - A growing number of restaurant chains and stores are stopping sales of some raw tomatoes because of salmonella fears.

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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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