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Motel rooms closed by health department

Updated: 07/30/2007 - The Richmond County Health Department ordered a Gordon Highway motel to shut down, but many people there say it's home, and they're not leaving.

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More West Nile Virus cases in Georgia

Updated: 07/27/2007 - The CDC says that Georgia will see an increase in the number of West Nile Virus cases. Some mosquitoes in this area have tested positive for the virus.

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Castleberry drastically expands food recall

Updated: 07/24/2007 - It started with several types of canned chili, but now a recall on food made by Augusta's Castleberry Food Company is expanding by almost 800 percent.

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Contamination closes Langley Pond

Updated: 07/13/2007 - If you're looking to beat the heat with a swim this weekend, don't plan on heading to Langley Pond.

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Protect Babies' and Children's Eyes

Updated: 07/11/2007 - Here are some tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for protecting babies' and children's eyes.

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HIV Testing Day

Updated: 06/27/2007 - Wednesday was National HIV Testing Day. Most health departments in our area were open and offering the tests.

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Augusta's newest hospital moves ICU patients out

Updated: 06/25/2007 - Select Specialty Hospital on Walton Way in Augusta has moved its ICU patients out of the unit due to A/C problems there. The hospital CEO says they got readings as high as 79 to 80 degrees in the unit.

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Group says nuclear plant is killing you

Updated: 06/22/2007 - The number of people dying from cancer in Burke County is on the rise and one group says a nuclear plant may be to blame.

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BET brings "Rap It Up" campaign to Warrenton

Updated: 06/13/2007 - Students in Warren County got a special lesson today from Black Entertainment Television. The network brought in celebrities for a talk about sex and HIV.

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Extreme TB patient taken to Denver

Updated: 05/31/2007 - CBS News has learned the man with the extreme form of tuberculosis is Andrew Harley Speaker, a 31-year-old lawyer from Atlanta. He has been taken to a hospital in Denver which specializes in respiratory disorders.

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USC Aiken students possibly exposed to tuberculosis

Updated: 05/30/2007 - A Georgia man with a rare and very dangerous form of tuberculosis was on an Air France flight May 12. 28 students from USC Aiken were on board the flight, along with two faculty members and a staff member.

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New birth control pill promises no more periods

Posted: 05/24/2007 - The days of painful cramps and headaches may be over for some women during their menstrual cycles thanks to a new birth control pill that can halt those cycles indefinitely. But is it safe to use?

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Research at MCG could help treat schizophrenia

Updated: 05/23/2007 - MCG researcher Dr. Lin Mei is expanding on his previous studies to show how a protein, neuregulin-1 plays a role in inhibition in schizophrenics. His breakthrough could lead to treatments one day for the mental disease.

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On Your Side: Prescription Prices

Updated: 05/08/2007 - The US Senate has given two thumbs down to a bill that would make it legal for you to buy your prescription drugs from another country like Canada. This will keep your prescriptions pricey...but it could also keep you safe.

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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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