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Augusta recognizes World AIDS Day

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Around the globe today, thousands pause to mark the 19th annual World AIDS Day. The epidemic continues to grow, and world leaders hope to keep the momentum to fight it alive. But the key is education.

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MCG going smoke-free

Posted: 01/11/2007 - MCG is going completely smoke-free. Hospital officials say they aim to make all areas of MCG and the MCG Health System tobacco-free within one year.

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Special Assignment: Germ Concern

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Germs are everywhere, and they are getting stronger. And there's an old bug with a potentially deadly new strain out in our community. This staph infection has a dangerous new gene making it resistant to our common antibiotics.

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Preventing lung cancer: how to quit smoking

Posted: 01/11/2007 - If you want to prevent lung cancer, the three most important things you can do are: Don’t smoke, don’t smoke and don’t smoke. 80 percent of lung cancers could be prevented if people did not pick up that first cigarette.

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Special Assignment: The iPod Generation

Updated: 02/01/2007 - It's easy to adjust the volume on an iPod. But it gets loud, and that's a problem. It can be a serious strain on young ears, and even cause permanent damage.

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St. Joseph officially sold to Triad

Posted: 01/11/2007 - It's official: St. Joseph hospital has new owners. Today, the hospital announced Triad Hospitals and some local doctors have purchased the hospital on Wrightsboro Road.

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Salmonella outbreak in Georgia

Posted: 01/11/2007 - A salmonella outbreak is affecting 18 states, including Georgia. Over 170 cases have been reported. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control say the bacteria may have spread through some sort of produce, including lettuce and tomatoes.

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Checklist for Halloween Safety

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Safe Kids East Central, led by the MCG Children’s Medical Center, offers the following tips on how to keep children safe on Halloween.

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Wal-Mart brings $4 prescriptions to Georgia

Posted: 01/11/2007 - The prescription drug wars may be heating up. As Wal-Mart starts to offer low-cost generics in our area, will other major competitors jump on board?

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No flu shot shortage, but many say they can't wait

Posted: 01/11/2007 - There was a wait before the doors even opened today for flu shots at Grovetown city hall. There's no shortage, but no one is taking a chance when it comes to flu shots.

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Augusta leaders promote AIDS testing

Posted: 01/11/2007 - AIDS is a growing epidemic, and the problem is getting worse in Augusta. The city ranks third highest in the state in number of AIDS cases. Mayor Deke Copenhaver says it's a problem we can't ignore.

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Carrot juice linked to botulism poisoning

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Investigators are blaming bottled carrot juice for botulism poisoning. A Florida woman has been hospitalized since September and remains unresponsive.

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Lettuce brand linked to E. coli

Posted: 01/11/2007 - A popular brand of lettuce grown at the same California field where tainted spinach was found has been removed from the shelves in the west coast.

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Free thyroid cancer screenings from MCG Health

Posted: 01/11/2007 - The MCG Thyroid Center is offering a free thyroid cancer screening on Thursday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Otolaryngology offices on the fourth floor of the MCG Ambulatory Care Center on Harper Street.

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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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