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On Your Side: Tooth Troubles

Updated: 05/07/2007 - Dentists say more and more kids between age two and five are coming in with tooth decay. Unless parents make some changes in their child's oral health, this is a problem that will only get worse.

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On Your Side: Sun Protection

Updated: 05/03/2007 - You always hear that you need to put on sunscreen when you go to the beach or the pool, but you may want to start wearing in a place you might not have thought of: your car.

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On Your Side: Online Drugs

Updated: 05/02/2007 - If you're ordering prescriptions over the internet, the FDA says you might want to be careful. Some of the companies you're ordering from could be selling you phony pills.

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Special Assignment: Dirty Secrets

Updated: 04/30/2007 - There have been lots of food recalls in recent weeks, but experts say the real danger isn't the food you buy...it's where you put it. Your refrigerator might look clean, but experts say it's actually your dirty secret.

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St. Joseph becomes Trinity Hospital

Updated: 04/23/2007 - St. Joseph Hospital changed its name Monday morning to Trinity Hospital in a ceremony held on the hospital lawn. This is the last step in a transition process that has taken over a year to complete.

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MCG trains medical interpreters

Updated: 04/23/2007 - When you go to the doctor, communication is important. That's why MCG Health System is training medical interpreters. It's a way to help the growing number of people in our area who speak limited English.

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Wrens doctor accused of selling prescription drugs

Updated: 04/10/2007 - A doctor has been arrested for how he handled prescriptions in Jefferson County. Today marked the end of a four-year investigation of his office on Broad Street in Wrens.

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Augusta VA gets national recognition

Updated: 11/08/2007 - Augusta's Uptown VA is doing things right when it comes to what the military calls "warrior care." US Senator Johnny Isakson praised what the Augusta VA's Active Duty Rehab has been able to accomplish.

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Deputy kidney transplant successful

Posted: 03/23/2007 - A deputy who lost his life is saving another. 17 years ago, Deputy James was shot five times on active duty. Recently, a transplanted kidney he got from his mother started to fail. Now he has new hope, thanks to one family's generosity.

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Committee approves $5 million for new dental school

Posted: 03/19/2007 - There's good news in the form of $5 million cash for MCG's new dental school. The Georgia House Appropriations Committee voted in favor of giving the Medical College's new dental school the $5 million it was asking for.

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MCG and University rekindle residency relationship

Updated: 03/16/2007 - An agreement has been reached between two of Augusta's most well-known hospitals that could create more local opportunities for medical students. University Hospital will now accept MCG med students needing residency hours.

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Spring mosquitoes: Fight the Bite!

Posted: 03/13/2007 - You will soon hear that all-too-familiar buzz of mosquitoes on the warm breeze. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control reminds South Carolinians to take steps to reduce their risk from mosquito-borne illness.

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MCG dental school looks to expand

Updated: 03/09/2007 - The only dental school in the state of Georgia is looking to expand. The MCG School of Dentistry wants a new 290,000 foot facility to add more students and keep up with new technology.

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Interview: Dr. Dan Rahn

Posted: 03/02/2007 - MCG is trying to ease the local concern about its plans to expand to Athens. They want to start a regional campus there, with room for 40 first year med students. That plan isn't sitting well with leaders in Augusta.

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MCG research helped lead to proposed HPV legislation

Posted: 03/01/2007 - Georgia's Senate will soon decide whether to vaccinate girls as young as twelve years old for HPV, the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer.

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Special Assignment: Augusta: Living with HIV, Part 2

Updated: 02/22/2007 - With the number of HIV and AIDS cases in the Augusta area increasing each year, Richmond County's public health educator Sandra Wimberly is increasing the time she spends in schools talking about it.

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Special Assignment: Augusta: Living with HIV, Part 1

Updated: 02/22/2007 - More than a million people in the US are living with HIV or AIDS, and at least 2000 of them are in the Augusta area. Health officials say a lack of funding and awareness is leading to a growing number of HIV cases locally each year.

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Special Assignment: Augusta's Air-Med

Posted: 02/19/2007 - Augusta's own Air-Med has been called a lifesaver in the sky. It's a helicopter service for emergency patients who are miles away from a hospital. News 12 talked to a man who learned firsthand how valuable it really is.

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Special Assignment: Discount Docs

Updated: 02/14/2007 - About four years ago, family practitioner Dr. William Rivell and other family practice physicians noticed an alarming trend: more and more patients without health insurance. They decided to do something to help.

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Free dental clinics for kids

Posted: 01/31/2007 - This Friday, February 2, is Give Kids a Smile Day, and two free dental clinics for children are being held. There's one at Dearing Elementary School in McDuffie County and another at Aiken Technical College.

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Special Assignment: Change of Heart

Updated: 08/16/2010 - 3,000 transplants are done each year in the United States, but we rarely meet the people behind them. Meet a Georgia couple celebrating perhaps the biggest gift either has ever received.

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