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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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Williston boy survives surgery for rare disease

Updated: 01/11/2007 - A 10-year-old Williston boy was diagnosed with one of the most uncommon diseases in the world, especially for children. Now he's back at home recovering.

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Noroviruses not just on cruise ships

Posted: 01/11/2007 - The Centers for Disease Control says they traditionally see more stomach viruses during the winter months. When you hear norovirus you think cruise ship...but health experts say the majority of it is found on land.

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Plenty of flu vaccine left in Columbia County

Posted: 01/11/2007 - The Columbia County Health Department has stated that due to the late arrival of their last shipment, they still have plenty of the flu vaccine available for Columbia County residents 6 months and older.

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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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