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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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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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