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Medicare Education “Let’s Talk” RV coming to Augusta

Posted: 01/11/2007 - A Let’s Talk” Mobile Education RV will be in Augusta, Ga. on Mon., Dec. 12 to help educate and inform the public about the coming Medicare changes, including the new Medicare prescription drug coverage – one of the largest shifts in Medicare policy to date.

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Bladder Cancer Awareness Week

Posted: 01/11/2007 - More than half a million Americans are fighting bladder cancer today compared to just under 400,000 who are fighting lung cancer. This is bladder cancer awareness week and an Augusta woman who’s survived it wants you to know more about it.

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Preventing HIV in Newborns

Posted: 01/11/2007 - About 300 babies are born every year in this country with HIV. But one doctor says if everyone would get tested, that number could probably decrease to 10 or 20. News 12 is on your side with why you need to know your HIV status before you have a baby.

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Smoke Out Lung Cancer

Posted: 01/11/2007 - November is National Lung Cancer Awareness month, a disease that kills more Americans each year than breast cancer, prostate and colorectal cancers combined.

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Flu Shots Running Low at Local Pharmacies

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Aiken County is starting to run low on flu shots. On Wednesday, News 12 was the first to tell you Richmond and Columbia Counties ran out of flu shots. Now local pharmacies are having to cancel their clinics, too.

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Flu Vaccine Shortage

Posted: 01/11/2007 - The flu season has just barely begun, so why are both Columbia and Richmond Counties out of the vaccine already? Health Team 12 is on your side with when you can expect the next delivery.

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Flu Shot Clinics

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Here's a look at the clinic schedule for the rest of the week. Tuesday, they'll be at Grovetown Middle School, Wednesday at Riverside Middle. Richmond County also has flu shots available.

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Flu Shot Clinic

Posted: 01/11/2007 - The flu shot is still your best protection against the virus, and the good news is this year it’s a little easier to get one. News 12 is on your side to explain the changes made to make sure everyone who really should get one, gets a shot.

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Free Dental Screenings

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Area dentists stopped by several local elementary schools Tuesday to launch a program promoting healthy dental hygiene. The group also offered free dental screenings.

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Male Breast Cancer

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Breast cancer does not only affect women, as many people believe. While less common, it is possible for men to develop the disease. And ironically, men are more likely to die of breast cancer.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: 01/11/2007 - A woman has a one in seven chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. But thanks to education and awareness of the importance of screening for breast cancer, women no longer have to die from the disease.

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Flu Shots Available

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Flu shots are now available at the Richmond County Health Department. You can also get flu shots in Columbia County. Aiken County begins offering flu shots on October 27. Only high-risk groups are encouraged to get flu shots now.

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Many Preparing Early For Flu Season

Posted: 01/11/2007 - We should see the weather start to cool off soon, and flu season isn’t far behind. It officially begins next month and a high-risk group is already thinking ahead.

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Medicare Enhancement

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Right now Medicare covers visits to the doctor and the hospital, but it doesn’t cover the cost of prescription drugs. But an enhancement to the Medicare plan goes into effect in January and will change that.

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New Housing for Seniors and Disabled

Posted: 01/11/2007 - An estimated 12 million renters and homeowners pay more than 50 percent of their annual incomes for housing. That is a lot, especially when you are on a fixed income. But Walton Rehab and the HUD are cutting the cost when it comes to housing for seniors with disabilities.

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Fuel Shortage Affecting Ambulances

Posted: 01/11/2007 - If you need an ambulance in Aiken County, your choice of a hospital may be limited. News 12 is on your side with why a diesel fuel shortage is affecting care.

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New Radiation Technology for Treating Cancer

Posted: 01/11/2007 - What if treating cancer was as easy as using a Global Positioning System in a car? News 12 is on your side at Medical College of Georgia to show that with new technology, it just might be.

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Scabies at Local Nursing Home

Posted: 01/11/2007 - It’s highly contagious and very painful. One nursing home resident has had scabies for nearly two months. Inez Cooley’s friends want to know why it wasn’t taken care of sooner. News 12 is on your side investigating the scabies problem at Jennings Health Care and what’s being done about it.

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Aiken Students Influence The Nation's Fitness

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Picture your high school gym class. Now think of who was running the track and who was walking in the back. Often, it’s teenage girls who detest fitness. But a University of South Carolina study finds there are ways to change that. Three of the school in their study were in Aiken County.

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Antibiotics Misuse

Posted: 01/11/2007 - From Health Team 12, concern that antibiotics are being misused has become a massive problem. In fact, they can be harmful in the long run if they are used inappropriately. News 12 is on your side with what you should know when you visit the doctor and why asking for an antibiotic may not be the wise choice.

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New Telemonitoring System Available

Posted: 01/11/2007 - From Health Team 12…it’s the only system of it’s kind in the CSRA that gives you the benefits of visiting the doctor everyday without leaving your house. And now it’s available to everyone.

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Children and Milk

Posted: 01/11/2007 - The School Nutrition Association found that children will choose milk over other sugary drinks, when offered fun flavors, including strawberry and vanilla.

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No Fad Diet

Posted: 01/11/2007 - University Hospital is joining up with the American Heart Association in putting out the No Fad Diet book.

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Women and Cholesterol

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Heart experts say you want to have high levels of what’s called high-density lipoprotein and lower levels of low-density lipoprotein.

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