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The CSRA heads out for flu shots

Posted: 01/11/2007 - 36,000 people die each year from the flu...and with flu season starting up, local health departments are starting to give the popular flu shots.

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Harlem wells yielding dirty water

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Stained clothing and dirty drinking water are just two things some folks in Harlem are having to live with...and they say they can't turn to the city or to the county for help.

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Harps help heal at MCG

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Some say music is helping patients recover at the Medical College of Georgia. On many days, it's a place you may only notice hard work. But several times a week at MCG, your ears may work overtime.

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2006 Columbia County Flu Vaccination Schedule on Hold

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Columbia County has already used up its first shipment of flu vaccinations. Vaccinations are on hold until next shipment arrives. There is no expected shortage of the flu vaccine.

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Buying prescriptions online could be dangerous

Posted: 01/11/2007 - 11 arrests made in Georgia last week have raised questions about the practice of buying prescription drugs online. A company stands accused of selling phony medication to hundreds of patients.

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New bionic limbs controlled by thought

Posted: 01/11/2007 - The latest in bionic technology allows people to move on with life easier, by using their brains. It's happening right here in our area.

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Attack at MCG raises hospital safety questions

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Earlier this week, an MCG nurse was assaulted by a psychiatric patient who pulled her into a bathroom by her stethoscope. She wasn't injured, but the hospital is still reminding its employees about safety.

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MCG brings "bloodless medicine" to the CSRA

Posted: 01/11/2007 - It's called bloodless medicine, and MCG is the only local hospital that offers it. You don't have to use a donor, and you may not have to use your own blood.

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MCG going strong, growing

Posted: 01/11/2007 - A record freshman class, new buildings all over campus, and a new cancer center up and running...all proof that MCG is strong and getting better. That was the message of MCG president Dr. Dan Rahn's State of the University address today.

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St. Joseph Hospital's name may change

Posted: 01/11/2007 - The Georgia attorney general's office hosted a public hearing today on the proposal to sell St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta. News 12 has also learned that the name of the hospital could soon change.

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Free Prostate Cancer Screenings - September 2006

Posted: 01/11/2007 - University Health Care System is partnering with Lowe's to help promote early detection of prostate cancer. University will be offering the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test to members of the community free of charge at area Lowe’s stores in September, which is National Prostate Health Month.

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MCG to stop providing non-emergency Medicaid care

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Augusta's largest Medicaid provider may be cutting off patients starting Friday. MCG officials are currently negotiating a contract with managed care companies and have been unable to reach an agreement.

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230,000 people receive Medicare checks erroneously

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Don't cash that check. That's the message the government is sending some 230,000 Medicare recipients after they were mistakenly reimbursed for premiums they paid for prescription drug coverage.

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St. Joseph sale plans move forward

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Plans for the sale of Augusta's St. Joseph Hospital are moving ahead. Triad Hospitals, Inc. wants to buy the hospital in partnership with local doctors.

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MCG's new Cancer Center gets a hands-on director

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Cancer kills thousands of people in this area every year. But MCG's new Cancer Center has a new director who hopes to change that...one life, and one cure, at a time.

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Certified pediatric nurse exam offered locally

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Local pediatric nurses will now be able to take the exam for Certified Pediatric Nurse designation right here in Augusta, with a discounted fee and rapid turnaround on test scores.

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