Deadline set for decision on Columbia Co. hospital
- Doctors Hospital, University Hospital, and GRU have each laid out their plan. By March 18th, commissioners expect to make their choice.
Testimony: VA hospital execs may not face punishment for "preventable deaths"
- During testimony before Congress on Wednesday, it was revealed that those responsible for delayed health care at veterans affairs medical centers in Augusta and Columbia most likely will not be punished.
Augusta company creates first FDA approved brainwave test for ADHD
- For years, clinical diagnosis has been the only option available to doctors, but a small research company out of Augusta has come up with a way to measure brain waves to help more accurately diagnose patients with ADHD.
To fix turnover, should Aiken Co. Council pay EMS workers more?
- It's a matter of life and death. Are there enough ambulances on the road in Aiken County? Aiken County Council is expected to address EMS issues tomorrow at its annual retreat. As News 12's Chad Mills reports, money talks.
New enrollments in Medicaid are down due to the new health care act
- A new study estimates that fewer than 2 million people have newly enrolled in Medicaid as a result of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Camera the size of a pill to screen for colon cancer
- Given Imaging Ltd. says it has won U.S. approval for an ingestible pill camera that can help doctors screen the large intestine for polyps and other early signs of colon cancer.
Want to get the flu? Volunteers sneeze for science
- Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.
CVS plans to stop selling tobacco products
- CVS, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift its focus toward being more of a health care provider.
Staffing still an issue as new EMS substation prepares for opening
- It could mean the difference between life or death for some people. Aiken County will cut the ribbon on a new EMS substation this Sunday. Station 10 will serve the Monetta area, but does the county have enough manpower to run it? News 12's Chad Mills finds out.
Georgia Regents Medical Center restricting visits to curb flu infections
- Georgia Regent Medical Center is restricting hospital visits in an effort to prevent the spread of the flu and other illnesses.
Teen diagnosed with cancer on Christmas Eve asks for prayers
- Christmas is usually Jessica's favorite time of year, but this year has been a tough one to say the least. She was diagnosed with cancer Christmas Eve.
Group asking Deal to accept federal Medicaid money
- The Georgia Federation of Democratic Women is asking Gov. Nathan Deal to accept federal funding to expand the state's Medicaid program.
Sheriff implementing Total Fitness program for deputies
- The Total Fitness Program will consist of 5 tests: a mile run, a 300 meter sprint, bench press, sit ups and push-ups. Each event is worth 10 points and you need a total of 35 to pass the test. Requirements are the same for every deputy no matter your age or gender.
2-year-old recovering after nearly drowning in mall fountain
- Alayna spent two weeks on a breathing tube at Children's Hospital of Georgia. She was then sent to Children's Hospital of Atlanta where they spent the next two months trying to bring back the pieces of Alayna that were lost in the water. She is now bound to a wheelchair unable to sit or stand on her own.
CSRA feeling effects of nationwide paramedic shortage
- A nationwide paramedic shortage is hitting our area and without enough nearby schools to train them, the problem will only get worse. A recent change now requires paramedics to have a degree, meaning paramedic schools need to go through a new accreditation process.
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