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GRU unveils mobile HIV testing van

Updated: 06/21/2013 - GRU has a new mobile unit that offers free HIV testing. The test involves just a swab of the cheek. They hope that with this new unit they will be able to bring testing to more remote areas.

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Leaders break ground on Aiken health center for everyone

Updated: 06/22/2013 - A local nonprofit has landed a $5 million federal grant to build a new hospital, and leaders broke ground Friday morning in Aiken. But the location might surprise you. They're building it in a poorer part of Aiken, within walking distance of people who might use it.

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Heavy rain will cause mosquitoes to hatch over next week


Updated: 06/13/2013 - Those downpours over the past week have created the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and over the next week, Richmond County Mosquito Control says we can expect to see and feel a lot more.

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Leaving kids, pets in hot cars could mean jail time

Updated: 06/12/2013 - If you live down South, you already know the inside of your car is always a lot hotter than it is outside. It's especially dangerous for small kids and pets left inside the car.

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Computer games helping people beat schizophrenia

Updated: 06/12/2013 - A new study is trying to "change the game" on mental illness by using video games to help people with schizophrenia. The idea is to retrain their brains to help them sharpen their memory and attention skills.

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More men turning to nursing, economy to blame?

Updated: 06/09/2013 - It's a field that's always been dominated by women, but that's starting to change. Roles in the medical field are beginning to flip flop, and more men than ever are turning to nursing. HealthTeam 12's Christie Ethridge says the economy might be to blame.

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Fort Gordon puts on safety day to make soldiers more aware

Fort Gordon's main gate.

Updated: 05/23/2013 - Safety during the summer for soldiers at Fort Gordon has always been a concern. All types of safety measures, from boating safety to motorcycle safety, were discussed Wednesday at the annual Safety Stand Down Day on Fort Gordon.

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Local woman survives battle with cancer

Cindy Tomaszewski (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 05/21/2013 - Augusta is already known around the world for golf, but our reputation is growing in the world of medicine -- specifically for cancer treatment.

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Pill drop boxes coming to Augusta to battle prescription drug abuse

Updated: 05/14/2013 - Law enforcement says the most dangerous drug dealer around could be your medicine cabinet. While marijuana is still the number one drug in Richmond County, prescription drug abuse is making its way to the top of the list. News 12's Christie Ethridge talked to the founder of a program that aims to curb that trend.

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