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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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Special Assignment: Game for Treatment

Updated: 02/29/2008 - You've probably heard of nursing homes using the Nintendo Wii to get patients out of bed, but a new study at the Medical College of Georgia is taking it one step further.

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SC governor to sign bill for small businesses

Posted: 02/19/2008 - Mark Sanford was to sign a health care bill Tuesday he says will give small businesses more flexibility to provide health insurance for their employees.

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Tainted beef in Richmond County schools

Updated: 02/21/2008 - The USDA says it's the largest beef recall in U.S. history, and some of the products were found in Richmond County schools. The Board of Education has pulled 7,200 pounds of it.

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Special Assignment: Closer to Your Heart

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Doctors at University Hospital now have a new way to look at your heart, and it could save your life, something the Director of Cardio there knows all too well.

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Community reaches out to families of burn patients

Posted: 02/12/2008 - More than 100 family members are now living in Augusta while their loved ones are being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center. The community is reaching out to them.

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