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  • SC 45th Nationwide in Children’s Well-Being

    SC 45th Nationwide in Children’s Well-Being

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:35:02 GMT
    South Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
    South Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
  • Pittsburgh doctor sings to newborns after delivery

    Pittsburgh doctor sings to newborns after delivery

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:17:52 GMT
    A Pittsburgh doctor is gaining national attention for his unique tradition of singing to each baby he delivers. He has delivered more than 8,000 babies during his career.
    A Pittsburgh doctor is gaining national attention for his unique tradition of singing to each baby he delivers. He has delivered more than 8,000 babies during his career.
  • Non-profit transforms donated wedding dresses into 'angel gowns'

    Non-profit transforms donated wedding dresses into 'angel gowns'

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:08:05 GMT
    NICU Helping Hands is based out of Fort Worth, Texas and was founded by Lisa Grubbs in 2013. Since beginning the organization has created 12,000 angel gowns.
    NICU Helping Hands is based out of Fort Worth, Texas and was founded by Lisa Grubbs in 2013. Since beginning the organization has created 12,000 angel gowns.
  • Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, And Walmart Stores

    Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, And Walmart Stores

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:52:43 GMT
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    A California company is recalling fruit packed at its warehouses due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall affects fruit sold at several national chain stores.
    A California company is recalling fruit packed at its warehouses due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall affects fruit sold at several national chain stores.
  • A health risk for women who have taken birth control pills

    A health risk for women who have taken birth control pills

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:49:53 GMT
    Combining energy drinks and alcohol may increase the desire to keep drinking. A study out of Australia followed 75 young adults. The ones who mixed alcohol with an energy drink wanted to drink more than those who had only alcohol. The researchers warn--the combination of energy drinks and alcohol could lead to more drunk driving and alcohol fueled violence. SOURCE - The Australian National University/MedDay/CBS Birth control Women who take hormonal birth control could be at greater risk of de...
    Combining energy drinks and alcohol may increase the desire to keep drinking. A study out of Australia followed 75 young adults. The ones who mixed alcohol with an energy drink wanted to drink more than those who had only alcohol. The researchers warn--the combination of energy drinks and alcohol could lead to more drunk driving and alcohol fueled violence. SOURCE - The Australian National University/MedDay/CBS Birth control Women who take hormonal birth control could be at greater risk of de...
  • 3-year old fighting Proteus Syndrome

    Proteus Syndrome: Go Trey, GO!!

    Proteus Syndrome: Go Trey, GO!!

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:22:50 GMT
    3-year old Trey Mills, from Harlem, GA is one of only 200 people in the world with Proteus Syndrome, which causes rapid growth-- not only of the limbs, but of the organs.
    3-year old Trey Mills, from Harlem, GA is one of only 200 people in the world with Proteus Syndrome, which causes rapid growth-- not only of the limbs, but of the organs.
  • Babies practice speech long before they can talk, study shows

    Babies practice speech long before they can talk, study shows

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:17:52 GMT
    If you're a parent of an infant, you probably can't wait to hear those first words. Usually, babies speak when they're about one year old. But new research says they're actually ready to speak much younger than you think.This new research says that babies are actually practicing in their brains how to say their first words way before they actually utter them.This study was done at the University of Washington. Researchers looked at how the brains of 57 babies processed languages. They found t...
    If you're a parent of an infant, you probably can't wait to hear those first words. Usually, babies speak when they're about one year old. But new research says they're actually ready to speak much younger than you think.This new research says that babies are actually practicing in their brains how to say their first words way before they actually utter them.This study was done at the University of Washington. Researchers looked at how the brains of 57 babies processed languages. They found t...
  • The Kelley Brothers Announce Celebrity Golf Tournament And Concert

    The Kelley Brothers Announce Celebrity Golf Tournament And Concert

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:34:43 GMT
    The Kelley Brothers are pleased to bring their inaugural Golf Tournament and Concert to Evans, Georgia, on Monday, October 27, 2014. The Kelley Brothers created this exciting event in order to give back to the community by combining two of their favorite things – golf and music.
    The Kelley Brothers are pleased to bring their inaugural Golf Tournament and Concert to Evans, Georgia, on Monday, October 27, 2014. The Kelley Brothers created this exciting event in order to give back to the community by combining two of their favorite things – golf and music.
  • Georgia Group Petitions President Obama

    Georgia Group Petitions President Obama

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-15 20:18:53 GMT
    The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and KidsAndCars.org are partnering to petition the White House to authorize research technologies that could prevent children from being left in hot cars. Officials say they're looking to gather 100,000 signatures by Aug. 12 to push President Barack Obama to authorize federal officials to research technology that could detect a child left along in an unattended vehicle. The petition is hosted on the White House's We The People website. GTLA president Linl...
    The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and KidsAndCars.org are partnering to petition the White House to authorize research technologies that could prevent children from being left in hot cars. Officials say they're looking to gather 100,000 signatures by Aug. 12 to push President Barack Obama to authorize federal officials to research technology that could detect a child left along in an unattended vehicle. The petition is hosted on the White House's We The People website. GTLA president Linl...
  • Groundbreaking Research In Augusta Could Change Lives Across The Country

    Groundbreaking Research In Augusta Could Change Lives Across The Country

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:14:20 GMT
    It was devastating for parents with children suffering from epilepsy when news broke that Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil. This week, though, Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
    It was devastating for parents with children suffering from epilepsy when news broke that Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil. This week, though, Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
  • Woman Donates Kidney to Old High School Classmate

    Woman Donates Kidney to Old High School Classmate

    Woman Donates Kidney to Old High School Classmate

    Saturday, July 12 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-07-12 22:14:11 GMT
    Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death, and in the Augusta area, the rates of kidney disease are above the national average. On Saturday, the community celebrated Kidney Action Day to raise awareness about the disease.More than 31 million people in America suffer from kidney disease. This disease has been linked to conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. News Channel 6’s Nicole Snyder caught u...
    Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death, and in the Augusta area, the rates of kidney disease are above the national average. On Saturday, the community celebrated Kidney Action Day to raise awareness about the disease.More than 31 million people in America suffer from kidney disease. This disease has been linked to conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. News Channel 6’s Nicole Snyder caught u...
  • 1 on 1: Kidney Disease in the CSRA

    1 on 1: Kidney Disease in the CSRA

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-07-12 13:44:30 GMT
    Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death and here in the Augusta area, the rates are above the national average.
    Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death and here in the Augusta area, the rates are above the national average.
  • Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Despite New Law Allowing It, SC Families Can’t Get Cannabis Oil

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-12 02:05:05 GMT
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    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem: no one can get it.
    A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem: no one can get it.
  • Augusta Asking For Citizen Feedback Through Online Survey

    Augusta Asking For Citizen Feedback Through Online Survey

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:18:54 GMT
    Ever wanted to tell Augusta officials what you think about the city? With a new online survey, you can.
    Ever wanted to tell Augusta officials what you think about the city? With a new online survey, you can.
  • WJBF Extra: A Look At Ambulance Care In The CSRA

    WJBF Extra: A Look At Ambulance Care In The CSRA

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:30:44 GMT
    When life threatening medical emergencies happen, first responders, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics are the first ones on the scene. News Channel 6's Mike Miller rode along with several ambulance crews to see what they go through on a day to day basis.
    When life threatening medical emergencies happen, first responders, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics are the first ones on the scene. News Channel 6's Mike Miller rode along with several ambulance crews to see what they go through on a day to day basis.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Acting VA Secretary Visits Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

    UPDATED ON 6: Acting VA Secretary Visits Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:17:02 GMT
    Photo of acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson speaking at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta on ThursdayPhoto of acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson speaking at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta on Thursday
    The acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) visited the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta Thursday.
    The acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) visited the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta Thursday.
  • Woman Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Bike Accident

    Woman Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Bike Accident

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:36:06 GMT
    Photo of Kylie Marble (Credit: ABC News)Photo of Kylie Marble (Credit: ABC News)
    An everyday bike accident became a one-in-a-million disaster for a healthy 21-year-old woman. Kylie Marble and her mom talk to Dan Cassuto about the scary event.
    An everyday bike accident became a one-in-a-million disaster for a healthy 21-year-old woman. Kylie Marble and her mom talk to Dan Cassuto about the scary event.
  • Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

    Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:05:40 GMT
    Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
    Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
  • Local Cannabis Oil Trials Give Hope to Parents

    Local Cannabis Oil Trials Give Hope to Parents

    Local Cannabis Oil Trials Give Hope to Parents

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:09:12 GMT
    Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. After Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil, many parents have been waiting for a ray of hope. Governor Deal, the company...
    Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. After Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil, many parents have been waiting for a ray of hope. Governor Deal, the company...
  • 25 Things more likely to kill you than a shark

    25 Things more likely to kill you than a shark

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-07-08 10:39:15 GMT
    Does Shark Week and stories about shark attacks have you worried? Here is a list of things you are statistically more likely to die from than a shark bite.
    Does Shark Week and stories about shark attacks have you worried? Here is a list of things you are statistically more likely to die from than a shark bite.
  • Father of Toddler Who Died in Hot Car Denied Bond

    Father of Toddler Who Died in Hot Car Denied Bond

    Thursday, July 3 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-07-04 02:16:09 GMT
    The Atlanta man accused of leaving his son in a hot car to die had his day in court today, facing murder charges.
    The Atlanta man accused of leaving his son in a hot car to die had his day in court today, facing murder charges.
  • Mom2Mom: Ready or Not, Another Rite of Passage

    Mom2Mom: Ready or Not, Another Rite of Passage

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-07-02 04:43:21 GMT
    Mom2Mom May-June, 2014  The baby of the family graduates from high school this month. 
    Mom2Mom May-June, 2014  The baby of the family graduates from high school this month. 
  • Mom2Mom: A Blessing Named Biscuit

    Mom2Mom: A Blessing Named Biscuit

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-07-02 04:20:22 GMT
    Mom2Mom July 2014:  A Blessing Named Biscuit.  News Anchor Jennie Montgomery shares the story of losing the family's first pet and the lessons kids learn from caring for an animal.
    Mom2Mom July 2014:  A Blessing Named Biscuit.  News Anchor Jennie Montgomery shares the story of losing the family's first pet and the lessons kids learn from caring for an animal.
  • Simple Tips To Make Sure Your Kids And Your Car Don't Become A Deadly Combination

    Simple Tips To Make Sure Your Kids And Your Car Don't Become A Deadly Combination

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:06:53 GMT
    As you are out and about, going through your every day activities there are some simple tips you can follow that can help insure your kids, and the kids around you are safe.
    As you are out and about, going through your every day activities there are some simple tips you can follow that can help insure your kids, and the kids around you are safe.
  • Heat and Kids: When Your Car Becomes An Oven

    Heat and Kids: When Your Car Becomes An Oven

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-01 22:06:53 GMT
    The heat of summer months can be miserable, but imagine being locked in a hot car. Misery takes on a whole new form, and it can actually be deadly.
    The heat of summer months can be miserable, but imagine being locked in a hot car. Misery takes on a whole new form, and it can actually be deadly.
  • University Hospitals Mobile Mammography Unit

    Buddy Check 6 - February 2014

    Buddy Check 6 - February 2014

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-01 03:24:21 GMT
    University Hospital's Mobile Mammography Unit is a convenient way for women to get a life saving exam. In tonight's Buddy Check 6 Report, Kimberely Scott shares how businesses can use this tool to help their employees stay healthy. While insurance coverage has changed for many, the importance of early detection has not....and University Hospital is using it's mobile mammography unit to meet the need. Andrea Lum Freeman, "we know that mammogram's and early detection saves lives." Freeman was n...
    University Hospital's Mobile Mammography Unit is a convenient way for women to get a life saving exam. In tonight's Buddy Check 6 Report, Kimberely Scott shares how businesses can use this tool to help their employees stay healthy. While insurance coverage has changed for many, the importance of early detection has not....and University Hospital is using it's mobile mammography unit to meet the need. Andrea Lum Freeman, "we know that mammogram's and early detection saves lives." Freeman was n...
  • Breast Health Center

    Cancer Answer - University Hospital Offers Help

    Cancer Answer - University Hospital Offers Help

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-01 03:00:26 GMT
    In this month's Cancer Answer report, we take a closer look at the services offered through University Hospital's Breast Health Center. From support to money, if you need it, they've got it. Kimberely Scott has the story. University Hospital's Breast Health Center is described by those who work there as the area's best kept secret. Andrea Lum Freeman, "so we need to get the word out that women and not only women , but men who have been affected by breast cancer personally have a place to come...
    In this month's Cancer Answer report, we take a closer look at the services offered through University Hospital's Breast Health Center. From support to money, if you need it, they've got it. Kimberely Scott has the story. University Hospital's Breast Health Center is described by those who work there as the area's best kept secret. Andrea Lum Freeman, "so we need to get the word out that women and not only women , but men who have been affected by breast cancer personally have a place to come...
  • Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Ruling In U.S. Supreme Court

    Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Ruling In U.S. Supreme Court

    Monday, June 30 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-06-30 15:53:19 GMT
    U.S. Supreme Court Building graphicU.S. Supreme Court Building graphic
    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that two for profit corporations with sincerely held religious beliefs do not have to provide a full range of contraceptives at no cost to their employees pursuant to the Affordable Care Act.
    The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that two for profit corporations with sincerely held religious beliefs do not have to provide a full range of contraceptives at no cost to their employees pursuant to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Local Personal Trainer Offers Free Fitness Classes

    Local Personal Trainer Offers Free Fitness Classes

    Local Personal Trainer Offers Free Fitness Classes

    Saturday, June 28 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-06-28 20:46:47 GMT
    The ability to stop by the gym for a quick workout is a not a reality for most people. While some may desire to get fit, the expensive fees for a gym membership and access to a club is difficult.One personal trainer in the small town of Dearing, Georgia is making it his goal to get his community active.Jimmy Lane spends his day as a full-time personal trainer at the Family Y in Thomson, but in the evenings and on Satu...
    The ability to stop by the gym for a quick workout is a not a reality for most people. While some may desire to get fit, the expensive fees for a gym membership and access to a club is difficult.One personal trainer in the small town of Dearing, Georgia is making it his goal to get his community active.Jimmy Lane spends his day as a full-time personal trainer at the Family Y in Thomson, but in the evenings and on Satu...
  • 1 on 1: Breast Cancer Charity Ride

    1 on 1: Breast Cancer Charity Ride

    Saturday, June 28 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-06-28 13:26:54 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory talks with Nicola Felder, President of STAR Motorcycle Club in Augusta about a charity ride.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory talks with Nicola Felder, President of STAR Motorcycle Club in Augusta about a charity ride.

  • CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths Tied To Drinking Alcohol

    CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths Tied To Drinking Alcohol

    Friday, June 27 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-06-27 19:55:43 GMT
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    New research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows how many Americans die because of alcohol.
    New research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows how many Americans die because of alcohol.
  • New Adaptive Golf Program Comes to Aiken

    New Adaptive Golf Program Comes to Aiken

    Thursday, June 26 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-06-26 15:50:14 GMT
    Photo of a golf ball and putterPhoto of a golf ball and putter
    The Walton Foundation for Independence is partnering with The First Tee of Aiken to launch Aiken's first adaptive golf program for persons with disabilities.
    The Walton Foundation for Independence is partnering with The First Tee of Aiken to launch Aiken's first adaptive golf program for persons with disabilities.
  • Dean Emeritus Of The GRU College Of Dental Medicine Dies

    Dean Emeritus Of The GRU College Of Dental Medicine Dies

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-06-24 22:00:44 GMT
    Photo of Dr. Connie Drisko (Credit: Georgia Regents University)Photo of Dr. Connie Drisko (Credit: Georgia Regents University)
    Dr. Connie L. Drisko, former Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University, died Sunday at Georgia Regents Medical Center after a short battle with acute myelogenous leukemia.
    Dr. Connie L. Drisko, former Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University, died Sunday at Georgia Regents Medical Center after a short battle with acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • Confirmed: the First Case of the Chikungunya Virus in Georgia

    Confirmed: the First Case of the Chikungunya Virus in Georgia

    Confirmed: the First Case of the Chikungunya Virus in Georgia

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-06-24 21:42:46 GMT
    The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed the first human case of the Chikungunya virus in the state this year. The number of people infected by the mosquito-borne virus is growing quickly, and officials in the CSRA are working to stop the spread of the disease. Mayor Deke Copenhaver announced this week as Mosquito Awareness Week in the City of Augusta to let us all know that these bugs present a real danger. ...
    The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed the first human case of the Chikungunya virus in the state this year. The number of people infected by the mosquito-borne virus is growing quickly, and officials in the CSRA are working to stop the spread of the disease. Mayor Deke Copenhaver announced this week as Mosquito Awareness Week in the City of Augusta to let us all know that these bugs present a real danger. ...
  • New Water Problems Fixed in Keysville

    New Water Problems Fixed in Keysville

    Monday, June 23 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-06-23 21:51:01 GMT

    Neighbors upset about more water problems in Keysville, GA

    Neighbors upset about more water problems in Keysville, GA

  • 1 on 1: Preview of Department of Public Health's Health Fair

    1 on 1: Preview of Department of Public Health's Health Fair

    Saturday, June 21 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-06-21 13:32:22 GMT
     Nicole Stokes-Anderson, with the Public Health Department, talks to WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory about Saturday's health fair.
     Nicole Stokes-Anderson, with the Public Health Department, talks to WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory about Saturday's health fair.
  • Health Department sponsors health fair

    Health Fair

    Health Fair

    Friday, June 20 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-06-21 03:40:08 GMT
    The Georgia Department of Public Health is sponsoring a FREE health fair for families in the CSRA. It will be happening Saturday, June 20th, 9 AM to 4 PM at the Augusta Convention Center on Reynolds Street. There will be free health screenings and fitness demonstrations. For more information, you can call 706-721-5900.
    The Georgia Department of Public Health is sponsoring a FREE health fair for families in the CSRA. It will be happening Saturday, June 20th, 9 AM to 4 PM at the Augusta Convention Center on Reynolds Street. There will be free health screenings and fitness demonstrations. For more information, you can call 706-721-5900.
  • SC Lawmakers Restore Millions for Family Caregivers

    SC Lawmakers Restore Millions for Family Caregivers

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-06-19 01:35:49 GMT
    Thousands of South Carolinians who are caring in their homes for loved ones with illnesses or disabilities will be able to get some help, after state senators voted Wednesday to restore $2 million to the state budget. Gov. Nikki Haley had vetoed the money that would be used for respite care. Respite care provides a break to those caregivers so they can run errands, get some rest, or just have a break from providing round-the-clock care. Amy Davenport cares for her 29-year-old daughter Stepha...
    Thousands of South Carolinians who are caring in their homes for loved ones with illnesses or disabilities will be able to get some help, after state senators voted Wednesday to restore $2 million to the state budget. Gov. Nikki Haley had vetoed the money that would be used for respite care. Respite care provides a break to those caregivers so they can run errands, get some rest, or just have a break from providing round-the-clock care. Amy Davenport cares for her 29-year-old daughter Stepha...
  • FDA Cracking Down on Food Sodium Levels

    FDA Cracking Down on Food Sodium Levels

    FDA Cracking Down on Food Sodium Levels

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-06-18 21:41:53 GMT
    The government wants food companies and restaurants to reduce the amount of sodium in what we eat. The Food and Drug Administration is planning to release new guidelines to make foods less salty.High levels of sodium are linked to high blood pressure, and the possibility of a stroke. The FDA has tried to persuade manufactures in past years to lower sodium with some success, but these new rules are more strict.When you...
    The government wants food companies and restaurants to reduce the amount of sodium in what we eat. The Food and Drug Administration is planning to release new guidelines to make foods less salty.High levels of sodium are linked to high blood pressure, and the possibility of a stroke. The FDA has tried to persuade manufactures in past years to lower sodium with some success, but these new rules are more strict.When you...
  • Summer Blood Donations Needed

    Summer Blood Donations Needed

    Summer Blood Donations Needed

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-06-17 21:46:25 GMT
    As the summer heats up, the fewer people visit these chairs.Maurice Clemmons, the Director of Business Operations at Shepeard Community Blood Centers, said 144 donations are needed per day to keep up with the blood demand at 22 area hospitals."Well in summertime, we have about 17 percent of our donating population, which are high school students, who are generally out of school for the summer, and of course traveling around, it's hard to get them in to donate," said Clemmons.With more people ...
    As the summer heats up, the fewer people visit these chairs.Maurice Clemmons, the Director of Business Operations at Shepeard Community Blood Centers, said 144 donations are needed per day to keep up with the blood demand at 22 area hospitals."Well in summertime, we have about 17 percent of our donating population, which are high school students, who are generally out of school for the summer, and of course traveling around, it's hard to get them in to donate," said Clemmons.With more people ...
  • South Carolina Bill Would Ban Day Cares From Giving Medications With Parents' Permission

    South Carolina Bill Would Ban Day Cares From Giving Medications With Parents' Permission

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-06-17 20:43:33 GMT
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    South Carolina lawmakers are trying to work out their differences on a bill banning daycares from giving medicine to your children without permission.
    South Carolina lawmakers are trying to work out their differences on a bill banning daycares from giving medicine to your children without permission.
  • SC Republican Superintendent Candidates Pushing School Reform Plans

    SC Republican Superintendent Candidates Pushing School Reform Plans

    Monday, June 16 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-06-17 01:48:23 GMT
    South Carolina voters go back to the polls Tuesday, June 24th, to vote in a runoff for state education superintendent between top vote-getter Molly Spearman and Sally Atwater. For the Democrats, it’s Sheila Gallagher against Tom Thompson.
    South Carolina voters go back to the polls Tuesday, June 24th, to vote in a runoff for state education superintendent between top vote-getter Molly Spearman and Sally Atwater. For the Democrats, it’s Sheila Gallagher against Tom Thompson.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Doctors Hospital Joins 2 Other Hospital In Filing Certificate Of Need For Columbia County Hospital

    UPDATED ON 6: Doctors Hospital Joins 2 Other Hospital In Filing Certificate Of Need For Columbia County Hospital

    Monday, June 16 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-06-16 20:05:35 GMT
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    Georgia Regents Medical Center and University Hospital have both filed their certificate of need to build a hospital in Columbia County with the Georgia Department of Community Health.
    Georgia Regents Medical Center and University Hospital have both filed their certificate of need to build a hospital in Columbia County with the Georgia Department of Community Health.
  • Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Director Issues Statement On Veteran Care

    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Director Issues Statement On Veteran Care

    Friday, June 13 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-06-13 20:49:33 GMT
    Photo of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in downtown AugustaPhoto of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in downtown Augusta
    Robert U. Hamilton, the director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, released a statement Friday on the facility's commitment to the care of veterans in the CSRA.
    Robert U. Hamilton, the director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, released a statement Friday on the facility's commitment to the care of veterans in the CSRA.
  • Steps To Avoid Pesticide Poisoning

    Steps To Avoid Pesticide Poisoning

    Thursday, June 12 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-06-13 00:29:17 GMT
    Photo of the Richmond County Extension Office signPhoto of the Richmond County Extension Office sign
    WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller talks to an expert on pesticides after a Jefferson County woman died and three children were sickened after exposure to a toxic chemical.
    WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller talks to an expert on pesticides after a Jefferson County woman died and three children were sickened after exposure to a toxic chemical.
  • Pesticide Death Rocks Jefferson County

    Pesticide Death Rocks Jefferson County

    Thursday, June 12 2014 8:28 PM EDT2014-06-13 00:28:29 GMT
    Photo of Jefferson HospitalPhoto of Jefferson Hospital
    Jefferson County was rocked after a Wadley grandmother died and her grandchildren were sickened after what investigators are calling an accidental exposure to pesticides. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise has the story.
    Jefferson County was rocked after a Wadley grandmother died and her grandchildren were sickened after what investigators are calling an accidental exposure to pesticides. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise has the story.
  • Local Woman Speaks Out About Popular Breastfeeding Picture

    Local Woman Speaks Out About Popular Breastfeeding Picture

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-06-12 00:01:34 GMT
    The picture of a breastfeeding mother has been making the rounds on social media and causing a lot of conversation. Turns out, an Augusta woman is credited with helping the picture go viral. News Channel Six's Dee Griffin spoke with the woman about the picture. When California mother Karlesha Thurman decided to provide food for her baby during her recent college graduation, the young mother ended up feeding a debate that has stretched around the world."Our 'likes' since Saturday 4000. We've ...
    The picture of a breastfeeding mother has been making the rounds on social media and causing a lot of conversation. Turns out, an Augusta woman is credited with helping the picture go viral. News Channel Six's Dee Griffin spoke with the woman about the picture. When California mother Karlesha Thurman decided to provide food for her baby during her recent college graduation, the young mother ended up feeding a debate that has stretched around the world."Our 'likes' since Saturday 4000. We've ...
  • Children's Hospital of GA gets Makeover

    Children's Hospital of GA gets Makeover

  • The Dream For A New Home Is Within Reach

    The Dream For A New Home Is Within Reach

    Thursday, May 15 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-05-15 19:57:09 GMT
    The Means Report episode that aired on December 8, 2013. (Part 2 of 3)
    The Means Report episode that aired on December 8, 2013 featuring: Augusta Mayor – Deke Copenhaver, Betts Murdison – President and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta, and Will Caywood from Fehrman Investment Group. (Part 2 of 3)
  • Fighting The Fight For Families Of Autistic Children

    Fighting The Fight For Families Of Autistic Children

    Thursday, May 15 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-05-15 19:57:01 GMT
    The Means Report episode that aired on March 2, 2014. (Part 1 of 3)
    The Means Report episode that aired on March 2, 2014 featuring: Melissa Solares – an advocate for Ava's Law and the parent of an autistic child, Dr. Clare Bergson from the Medical College of Georgia, and Will Caywood from Fehrman Investment Group. (Part 1 of 3)
  • Looking At The Facts Of Medical Marijuana Use

    Looking At The Facts Of Medical Marijuana Use

    Thursday, May 15 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-05-15 19:57:01 GMT
    The Means Report episode that aired on March 2, 2014. (Part 2 of 3)
    The Means Report episode that aired on March 2, 2014 featuring: Melissa Solares – an advocate for Ava's Law and the parent of an autistic child, Dr. Clare Bergson from the Medical College of Georgia, and Will Caywood from Fehrman Investment Group. (Part 2 of 3)
  • Fitness App Helps Mom Lose 100 pounds

    Fitness App Helps Mom Lose 100 pounds

  • Breast Cancer Survivors

    Buddy Check 6 - May - Eating healthy can help during treatment

    Buddy Check 6 - May - Eating healthy can help during treatment

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-05-08 01:45:18 GMT
    Time now for our monthly buddy check 6 report.Tonight, we introduce you to two special ladies who helped beat cancer by eating right. But they did a lot more than just that for themselves.When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer life as she wants new it changes. Her life is now field with doctors visits medications and sometimes operations. Eating right and taking care of her body are also important during this time. Carolyn and Sherry changed their eating habits and got more than they we...
    Time now for our monthly buddy check 6 report.Tonight, we introduce you to two special ladies who helped beat cancer by eating right. But they did a lot more than just that for themselves.When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer life as she wants new it changes. Her life is now field with doctors visits medications and sometimes operations. Eating right and taking care of her body are also important during this time. Carolyn and Sherry changed their eating habits and got more than they we...
  • March 31st deadline extended if you've already started

    Affordable Health Care - Extension

    Affordable Health Care - Extension

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-03-26 02:51:11 GMT
    The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply for health care if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.OFFICIALS SAYING TONIGHT the administration will be ready to help people -quote- "in line" by the deadline finish their applications, either online or over the phone.The administration is racing to sign up at least 6 million people in the new health insurance markets offering subsidized private coverage.
    The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply for health care if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.OFFICIALS SAYING TONIGHT the administration will be ready to help people -quote- "in line" by the deadline finish their applications, either online or over the phone.The administration is racing to sign up at least 6 million people in the new health insurance markets offering subsidized private coverage.
  • Mammograms Make A Difference

    Buddy Check 6: Finding Breast Cancer Early Makes a Difference

    Buddy Check 6: Finding Breast Cancer Early Makes a Difference

    Thursday, March 6 2014 11:53 PM EST2014-03-07 04:53:41 GMT
    In this month's Buddy Check 6 report, Renee Hinson found her breast cancer early and now she's sharing her story encouraging other women to do the same.
    In this month's Buddy Check 6 report, Renee Hinson found her breast cancer early and now she's sharing her story encouraging other women to do the same.
  • "Got milk" campaign going away

    "Got milk" campaign going away

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 2:32 PM EST2014-02-25 19:32:17 GMT
    The ad slogan "Got Milk?" is no longer. The slogan was created for the California Milk Processor board back in 1993. Then it was picked up by the Milk Processor Education Program a couple years later. The
    The ad slogan "Got Milk?" is no longer. The slogan was created for the California Milk Processor board back in 1993. Then it was picked up by the Milk Processor Education Program a couple years later. The
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