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MCG honors health care providers with blessings

Posted: 01/11/2007 - On Thursday, May 11, MCG Health System will honor all MCG health care providers for their care of patients with a Blessing of the Hands. Ministers from different denominations will participate in anointing health care providers' hands in designated areas of the hospital.

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Osteoporosis, the Silent Disease

Posted: 01/11/2007 - May is Osteoporosis Prevention Month. Did you know that osteoporosis is a major health threat for more than 28 million Americans? In the U.S. alone, approximately 8 million women and 2 million men already have osteoporosis, and more than 18 million may develop it.

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Top Five Ways to Fight Allergies

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Every year, millions of Americans continue to live with seasonal allergy symptoms, despite the fact that relief is available for the drippy nose, sneezing, congestion and itchy, watery eyes caused by allergies to pollens and other sources. The following are the top five steps allergy sufferers should take in order to help relieve the onset of symptoms.

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Urinary Incontinence: Types and Treatments

Posted: 01/11/2007 - If you're like many older women, you may think urinary incontinence is inevitable. Not so, says Sherry Barinowski, M.D., a board-certified family medicine physician who practices at University Hospital. "Urinary incontinence is a common problem, but it is not necessarily a function of aging."

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Aiken plans new Family Y

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Aiken County is getting a YMCA. Located just between Aiken and Graniteville, the new Y is nestled in what's expected to be Aiken County's new hot spot.

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Colorectal Cancer Screenings Save Lives

Posted: 01/11/2007 - March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a good time to stress the importance of regular screenings that can lead to early detection and successful treatment of this disease.

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New MCG Cancer Center to bring research breakthroughs to the bedside

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Every 20 minutes in the state of Georgia, someone's diagnosed with cancer. In South Carolina it's one every 30 minutes. And in Georgia, every 40 minutes, someone dies of cancer. It’s one every hour in South Carolina. That's the reason for the new Cancer Research Center at MCG.

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Unintended pregnancies on the rise in S.C.

Posted: 01/11/2007 - More and more South Carolina women are getting pregnant unintentionally. However, South Carolina ranks number three nationally in creativity and commitment in addressing the issue. News 12's Meredith Taylor is on your side with what a local pregnancy center is doing.

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Augusta Red Cross offers free CPR training

Posted: 01/11/2007 - On March 25, 2006 the American Red Cross of Augusta will host a “Free CPR Saturday.” The event will be held at Abilene Baptist Church, located at 3917 Washington Road from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The four hour training will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to perform rescue breathing, abdominal thrusts and CPR on adults. Upon completion of the free CPR training, participants will take a written exam and receive a certification card.

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Weight training more effective than aerobics at burning fat

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Aerobics might be popular, but weight training is more effective to burn those unwanted pounds away. A new study on women shows that a two-year weight-training program can help you lose four percent body fat.

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Surviving spring allergies

Posted: 01/11/2007 - The temperatures are rising, and so are the pollen levels. The plants are beginning to bloom, bud and pollinate. So how can you keep from having the allergy blues?

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Sparing fertility while treating cervical cancer

Posted: 01/11/2007 - According to the national cancer institute, cervical cancer is a serious health threat among women. Many women are diagnosed during their reproductive years. However, there is a special procedure to help them battle the disease while preserving the ability to conceive. It involves removing cervical tissue in a way that spares fertility.

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February is American Heart Month

Posted: 01/11/2007 - News 12 continues our partnership with University and the Women's Heart Advantage, and we are helping you keep your heart healthy. Here is how your hormones affect your heart.

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Computers help track what children eat

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Chances are you aren't around when your child's eating lunch at school. That can pose a problem if they're allergic to certain foods or they need to back off the brownies. News 12's Meredith Taylor is on your side with the Richmond County school district's solution.

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New Augusta Hospital Fills Niche

Posted: 01/11/2007 - It may seem like Augusta doesn’t need another hospital, but a new one is coming to town. And there is a need for a Select Specialty Hospital. It will be located along Walton Way near 15th Street.

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Heart Month Health Fair

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Join us at a local Dillard's store on one of three Saturdays in February for a free Heart Month Health Fair.

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American Heart Month

Posted: 01/11/2007 - February is American Heart Month. Througout the month we will give you useful information about your heart health. Dr. Nieca Goldberg helped launch the University Women's Heart Advantage and through we book, we will help you protect your heart.

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1 in 4 Georgia Third-Graders Obese

Posted: 01/11/2007 - The Georgia Department of Human Resources announced today the release of Obesity in Georgia’s 3rd Grade Children, a report compiling the results of height and weight measurements of a statewide sample of elementary school-aged children in Georgia.

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Healthy SC Challenge Helping With New Years Goals

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Looking to get fit in the New Year? Maybe it’s time to join in on the Healthy South Carolina Challenge. First Lady Jenny Sanford talked with News 12 about how you can join in and get some help setting your goals.

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A Simple Test to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Since the late 1960s, Pap smears have been instrumental in reducing the rate of cervical cancer. And according to the MCG Gynecological Cancer Prevention Center, these annual tests remain an essential part of a woman'scheckup.

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Mobile Mammography Unit

Posted: 01/11/2007 - University's Mobile Mammography Unit will be in the community during December performing these vital screenings. Yearly mammograms are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies for women who meet the age requirements...

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