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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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MCG to stop providing non-emergency Medicaid care

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Augusta's largest Medicaid provider may be cutting off patients starting Friday. MCG officials are currently negotiating a contract with managed care companies and have been unable to reach an agreement.

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230,000 people receive Medicare checks erroneously

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Don't cash that check. That's the message the government is sending some 230,000 Medicare recipients after they were mistakenly reimbursed for premiums they paid for prescription drug coverage.

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St. Joseph sale plans move forward

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Plans for the sale of Augusta's St. Joseph Hospital are moving ahead. Triad Hospitals, Inc. wants to buy the hospital in partnership with local doctors.

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MCG's new Cancer Center gets a hands-on director

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Cancer kills thousands of people in this area every year. But MCG's new Cancer Center has a new director who hopes to change that...one life, and one cure, at a time.

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Certified pediatric nurse exam offered locally

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Local pediatric nurses will now be able to take the exam for Certified Pediatric Nurse designation right here in Augusta, with a discounted fee and rapid turnaround on test scores.

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Eye exams important before kids head back to school

Posted: 01/11/2007 - One of the most important things parents can do to ensure their children are ready to take on the challenges of a new school year is to take them for a back-to-school eye exam.

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Heat Quiz

Posted: 01/11/2007 - When summer heat pushes into the 90s, it's time to take action to protect yourself and your loved ones. But how smart are you about the heat? Take this quiz to test your heat IQ.

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Deadline for Medicare D enrollment arrives

Posted: 01/11/2007 - Today, May 15, 2006 is the deadline to sign up for the new Medicare prescription benefit known as Medicare D. While enrollment is not mandatory, enrollment after today carries increased penalties.

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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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