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  • UPDATED ON 6: HAZMAT Crews Called To Wrens, Georgia For Suspicious Odor

    UPDATED ON 6: HAZMAT Crews Called To Wrens, Georgia For Suspicious Odor

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:51:03 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned new information on a situation involving Richmond County Hazmat crews responding to a suspicious odor in Jefferson County Monday night.
    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned new information on a situation involving Richmond County Hazmat crews responding to a suspicious odor in Jefferson County Monday night.
  • One teacher shares a lesson on survival

    Buddy Check 6: One teacher teaching and learning a few lessons

    Buddy Check 6: One teacher teaching and learning a few lessons

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:35:29 GMT
    There's a lot of learning going on in the classrooms at riverside middle. some lessons come from the books, while others come from the heart of a teacher battling breast cancer. Kimberely Scott has this month's University Hospital Buddy Check 6 report. Marjorie Coleman is a teacher at Riverside Middle school, who is still learning a few lessons along the way, "I teach 8th grade language arts this year, I love the children. This was a great group of kids and to have gone through a reoccurrence...
    There's a lot of learning going on in the classrooms at riverside middle. some lessons come from the books, while others come from the heart of a teacher battling breast cancer. Kimberely Scott has this month's University Hospital Buddy Check 6 report. Marjorie Coleman is a teacher at Riverside Middle school, who is still learning a few lessons along the way, "I teach 8th grade language arts this year, I love the children. This was a great group of kids and to have gone through a reoccurrence...
  • Too Many Antibiotics

    Too Many Antibiotics

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:45:25 GMT
    Antibiotics. New research showing the warnings about antibiotic overuse may not be sticking when it comes to our kids.
    Antibiotics. New research showing the warnings about antibiotic overuse may not be sticking when it comes to our kids.
  • Oily Substance Found in River May Have Come From Storm Drain

    Oily Substance Found in River May Have Come From Storm Drain

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:03:36 GMT
     An oily substance found in the Savannah River could have come from a storm drain.
     An oily substance found in the Savannah River could have come from a storm drain.
  • YHT BFF Blitz: Toddler With Severe Burns Well On His Way To Being "A Normal Boy"

    YHT BFF Blitz: Toddler With Severe Burns Well On His Way To Being "A Normal Boy"

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:48:14 GMT
    Photo of (from left to right) Pam Thompson, 3-year-old Nathan Thompson, and Kevin ThompsonPhoto of (from left to right) Pam Thompson, 3-year-old Nathan Thompson, and Kevin Thompson
    When a child is hurt or becomes ill, a parent can feel overwhelmed with caring for the child, but there are foundations and amazing doctors right here in Augusta with amazing talents. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
    When a child is hurt or becomes ill, a parent can feel overwhelmed with caring for the child, but there are foundations and amazing doctors right here in Augusta with amazing talents. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
  • YHT BFF Blitz: Chavis House Helps Lessen The Burden On Families Of Burn Patients

    YHT BFF Blitz: Chavis House Helps Lessen The Burden On Families Of Burn Patients

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:28:00 GMT
    Photo from inside the Chavis House which provides assistance to families of burn patients being treated in Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto from inside the Chavis House which provides assistance to families of burn patients being treated in Augusta, Georgia
    When a loved one is injured and they have to receive treatment out of town or out of state, it can be very hard financially on the family. One local house here in the CSRA helps out in every way possible. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
    When a loved one is injured and they have to receive treatment out of town or out of state, it can be very hard financially on the family. One local house here in the CSRA helps out in every way possible. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains.
  • YHT BFF Blitz: History Of The Joseph M. Still Burn Center

    YHT BFF Blitz: History Of The Joseph M. Still Burn Center

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:14:15 GMT
    Photo of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, in Augusta, GeorgiaPhoto of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, in Augusta, Georgia
    The Joseph M. Still Burn Center is the largest burn centers in America and it has helped many families on the road to recovery. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn takes a look at the history of the Burn Center and what makes it so special.
    The Joseph M. Still Burn Center is the largest burn centers in America and it has helped many families on the road to recovery. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn takes a look at the history of the Burn Center and what makes it so special.
  • Facebook Rejects Picture Of Sick Newborn For Being Too Graphic

    Facebook Rejects Picture Of Sick Newborn For Being Too Graphic

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:11:16 GMT
    Photo of Hudson Bond (Photo Courtesy: ABC News)Photo of Hudson Bond (Photo Courtesy: ABC News)
    A family is upset after they said Facebook rejected a picture of their infant son who is ill.
    A family is upset after they said Facebook rejected a picture of their infant son who is ill.
  • Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics

    Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:48:43 GMT
    A new study suggests that doctors in many hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job.
    Doctors in many U.S. hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job, a new study released Wednesday suggests.
  • September 11th Anniversary Reminds Us to Keep Giving

    September 11th Anniversary Reminds Us to Keep Giving

    September 11th Anniversary Reminds Us to Keep Giving

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:32:20 GMT
    Thursday is Patriot Day, the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. It's important to remember that September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Shepeard Community Blood Center is one local organization that prepares for the worst every day, but still needs your help.When it comes to blood, too much is never enough. Like one worker told me, the rarest blood type is the one that's not on the shelf when it's...
    Thursday is Patriot Day, the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. It's important to remember that September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Shepeard Community Blood Center is one local organization that prepares for the worst every day, but still needs your help.When it comes to blood, too much is never enough. Like one worker told me, the rarest blood type is the one that's not on the shelf when it's...
  • Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-09-10 01:55:40 GMT
    The month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. In the U-S, over 15,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and almost 1/4 of them do not survive the disease.The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be holding the 2014 Light The Night Walk Saturday, September 20th at 5 PM. It will begin at the Evans Town Center Park in Evans, GA.Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) which brings together families and com...
    The month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. In the U-S, over 15,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and almost 1/4 of them do not survive the disease.The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be holding the 2014 Light The Night Walk Saturday, September 20th at 5 PM. It will begin at the Evans Town Center Park in Evans, GA.Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) which brings together families and com...
  • Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain

    Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain

    Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:49:13 GMT
    Photo of a child being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia, in Augusta.Photo of a child being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia, in Augusta.
    A dangerous virus is hitting children across the country, including Georgia. Enterovirus cases have been confirmed in Augusta, but doctors do not know the strain of the virus yet. WJBF News Channel's Nicole Snyder has the story.
    A dangerous virus is hitting children across the country, including Georgia. Enterovirus cases have been confirmed in Augusta, but doctors do not know the strain of the virus yet. WJBF News Channel's Nicole Snyder has the story.
  • Make-A-Wish Grants Shopping Spree For Augusta Child

    Make-A-Wish Grants Shopping Spree For Augusta Child

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:52:45 GMT
    The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted a local girl's wish with an all-day shopping spree! Lewis is in need of a new heart and kidneys.
    The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted a local girl's wish with an all-day shopping spree! Lewis is in need of a new heart and kidneys.
  • Emergency Plans for Kids with Medical Conditions

    Emergency Plans for Kids with Medical Conditions

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:44:20 GMT
    Health officials say that they are worried parents may not have an emergency plan in place. A new report suggests that only one in four children with asthma, and only half of children with food allergies, have have heath management plans in place with their schools.
    Health officials say that they are worried parents may not have an emergency plan in place. A new report suggests that only one in four children with asthma, and only half of children with food allergies, have have heath management plans in place with their schools.
  • Offering A Comfort And Home To Burn Patients And Their Families

    Offering A Comfort And Home To Burn Patients And Their Families

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:33:47 GMT
    The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation makes sure that no burn patient goes without the medication and supplies they need to fully recover after leaving the hospital, but they do more than that. Through the Chavis House, the foundation gives the patients' families a home away from home, food, and sometimes even transportation – making sure that the burn patient doesn't just have the care of the hospital staff; they have the love and support of their family.
    The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation makes sure that no burn patient goes without the medication and supplies they need to fully recover after leaving the hospital, but they do more than that. Through the Chavis House, the foundation gives the patients' families a home away from home, food, and sometimes even transportation – making sure that the burn patient doesn't just have the care of the hospital staff; they have the love and support of their family.
  • Potentially Deadly Virus Spreading Among Children

    Potentially Deadly Virus Spreading Among Children

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:52:28 GMT
    Doctors say Human Enterovirus 68 has sickened at least 1,000 kids in the past few weeks. Symptoms are similar to the common cold, but then they get progressively worse.
    Doctors say Human Enterovirus 68 has sickened at least 1,000 kids in the past few weeks. Symptoms are similar to the common cold, but then they get progressively worse.
  • Celebrities Help Up Reward For Those Responsible For Ice Bucket Challenge Prank On Autistic Teen

    Celebrities Help Up Reward For Those Responsible For Ice Bucket Challenge Prank On Autistic Teen

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:44:06 GMT
    Photo of Drew Carey (Credit: CNN)Photo of Drew Carey (Credit: CNN)
    Two more celebrities have joined comedian Drew Carey in offering a reward to find those responsible for using the widespread ice bucket challenge trend to trick an autistic teenager into being drenched with a bucket of urine, feces and spit.
    Two more celebrities have joined comedian Drew Carey in offering a reward to find those responsible for using the widespread ice bucket challenge trend to trick an autistic teenager into being drenched with a bucket of urine, feces and spit.
  • Giving The Greatest Gift: The Gift Of Life

    Giving The Greatest Gift: The Gift Of Life

    Monday, September 8 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-09-08 20:43:00 GMT
    Ashlee Edwards and her cousin, TJ, on April 9, 2013.Ashlee Edwards and her cousin, TJ, on April 9, 2013.
    Right now 121,995 people in the United States alone are waiting for organs. 4,279 of those are in Georgia; more than a thousand are in South Carolina. Every April a spotlight is placed the importance of organ and tissue donation.
    Right now 121,995 people in the United States alone are waiting for organs. 4,279 of those are in Georgia; more than a thousand are in South Carolina. Every April a spotlight is placed the importance of organ and tissue donation.
  • 3-Year-Old Boy Receives 3-D Printed "Iron Man" Hand

    3-Year-Old Boy Receives 3-D Printed "Iron Man" Hand

    Monday, September 8 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-09-08 15:25:09 GMT
    Photo of 3-year-old Rayden Kahae, who was born without fingers on his right hand, show off his 3d printed "Iron Man" hand (Credit WABC)Photo of 3-year-old Rayden Kahae, who was born without fingers on his right hand, show off his 3d printed "Iron Man" hand (Credit WABC)
    New technology helped a little boy in Hawaii overcome a disability.
    New technology helped a little boy in Hawaii overcome a disability.
  • Town Hall Meeting at Charlie Norwood VA

    Town Hall Meeting at Charlie Norwood VA

    Town Hall Meeting at Charlie Norwood VA

    Sunday, September 7 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-09-07 12:45:52 GMT
    A town hall meeting regarding Veteran care at the Charlie Norwood VA will take place on Tuesday. The community will have a chance to voice their opinion at the center at 4 p.m. The VA Medical Center is on Freedom Way in Augusta and everyone is invited to attend.
    A town hall meeting regarding Veteran care at the Charlie Norwood VA will take place on Tuesday. The community will have a chance to voice their opinion at the center at 4 p.m. The VA Medical Center is on Freedom Way in Augusta and everyone is invited to attend.
  • New Clinic to Help LGBT Community

    New Clinic to Help LGBT Community

    New Clinic to Help LGBT Community

    Saturday, September 6 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-06 21:58:11 GMT
    A group of medical students at Georgia Regents University is opening a groundbreaking clinic in Augusta. The medical staff at the Equality Clinic will target needs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, and offer free services to those who are uninsured, underinsured or below the 200 percent poverty level.About a dozen medical students came up with the idea to open a clinic to help the LGBT community. They say LGBT patients have trouble finding healthcare that meets specific ne...
    A group of medical students at Georgia Regents University is opening a groundbreaking clinic in Augusta. The medical staff at the Equality Clinic will target needs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, and offer free services to those who are uninsured, underinsured or below the 200 percent poverty level.About a dozen medical students came up with the idea to open a clinic to help the LGBT community. They say LGBT patients have trouble finding healthcare that meets specific ne...
  • CSRA Prescription Drug Abuse Take Back Day Information

    CSRA Prescription Drug Abuse Take Back Day Information

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:43:37 GMT
    Pills Drugs graphicPills Drugs graphic
    There is a new plan to cut down on prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths in South Carolina. We also have a link to find out where you can drop off these medications in the CSRA.
    There is a new plan to cut down on prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths in South Carolina. We also have a link to find out where you can drop off these medications in the CSRA.
  • Report ranks Georgia No. 18 in adult obesity

    Report ranks Georgia No. 18 in adult obesity

    A new report found that Georgia has the nation's 18th-highest adult obesity rate.
    A new report found that Georgia has the nation's 18th-highest adult obesity rate.
  • PHOTOS: Smart911 Comes To Edgefield County

    PHOTOS: Smart911 Comes To Edgefield County

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-03 21:41:21 GMT
    Photo of an operator in Egefield County's 911 Dispatch CenterPhoto of an operator in Egefield County's 911 Dispatch Center
    A new 911 system spreading throughout the country has made its way to Edgefield County.
    A new 911 system spreading throughout the country has made its way to Edgefield County.
  • Whole Foods To Open In Augusta September 23rd

    Whole Foods To Open In Augusta September 23rd

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:39:58 GMT
    Whole Foods logo graphicWhole Foods logo graphic
    The moment many of you in the CSRA have been waiting for is fast approaching.
    The moment many of you in the CSRA have been waiting for is fast approaching.
  • 3rd CSRA Mathnasium Location Opens in Aiken

    3rd CSRA Mathnasium Location Opens in Aiken

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:26:30 GMT
    Mathnasium of Aiken opens Tuesday, Sept 2nd, in the Fresh Market shopping center on Whiskey Road. The Aiken Center is the third Mathnasium location in the CSRA.
    Mathnasium of Aiken opens Tuesday, Sept 2nd, in the Fresh Market shopping center on Whiskey Road. The Aiken Center is the third Mathnasium location in the CSRA.
  • WJBF Anchor John Hart Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Live On Air

    WJBF Anchor John Hart Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Live On Air

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:21:42 GMT
    WJBF anchor John HArt takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air Wednesday eveningWJBF anchor John HArt takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air Wednesday evening
    Our John Hart will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air and online at the end of Wednesday's 5:30 P.M. newscast.
    Our John Hart will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air and online at the end of Wednesday's 5:30 P.M. newscast.
  • New Research Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients

    New Research Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:43:36 GMT
    Just like it did with suicide and depression, the death of Robin Williams brought renewed attention to Parkinson's Disease after it was reveal by Williams' wife that he was in the early stages of the neurological disease. While many speculate that the disease played a part in Williams' decision to end his life, the future is actually quite hopeful for people living with it.
    Just like it did with suicide and depression, the death of Robin Williams brought renewed attention to Parkinson's Disease after it was reveal by Williams' wife that he was in the early stages of the neurological disease. While many speculate that the disease played a part in Williams' decision to end his life, the future is actually quite hopeful for people living with it.
  • Signs, Symptoms, and Options For People With ALS

    Signs, Symptoms, and Options For People With ALS

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:40:36 GMT
    For weeks now social media and has been filled with videos of people dumpling buckets of ice water over their head in an attempt to bring about awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. And, since the start of that challenge, over 70 million dollars has been raised by the ALS Association. That is compared to the 2.5 million dollars raised during the same time period last year. It is a win for the association, but how much do people really know about the debilitating disease?
    For weeks now social media and has been filled with videos of people dumpling buckets of ice water over their head in an attempt to bring about awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. And, since the start of that challenge, over 70 million dollars has been raised by the ALS Association. That is compared to the 2.5 million dollars raised during the same time period last year. It is a win for the association, but how much do people really know about the debilitating disease?
  • CMV Negative Blood Donors Needed To Donate At Any Shepeard Center To Help Patients In Need

    Baby Blood Donors Urged To Donate Platelets For Critically Ill Patients

    Baby Blood Donors Urged To Donate Platelets For Critically Ill Patients

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:55:39 GMT
    Blood Shortage graphicBlood Shortage graphic
    Area CMV negative (or “baby blood”) blood donors are being urged to commit to saving the lives of seriously ill babies & toddlers in the area by donating platelets.
    Area CMV negative (or “baby blood”) blood donors are being urged to commit to saving the lives of seriously ill babies & toddlers in the area by donating platelets.
  • CONSUMER ALERT: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter Sold At Popular Stores Recalled For Salmonella Risk

    CONSUMER ALERT: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter Sold At Popular Stores Recalled For Salmonella Risk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:28:01 GMT
    Recall graphicRecall graphic
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination.
  • Trinity Hospital of Augusta Releases Statement After Hacking

    Trinity Hospital of Augusta Releases Statement After Hacking

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:20:34 GMT
    Trinity Hospital of Augusta has released a statement after its system was hacked into by a foreign-based intruder. Here is the official statement:"Limited personal identification data belonging to some patients who were seen at physician practices and clinics affiliated with Trinity Hospital of Augusta over the past five years was transferred out of our organization in a criminal cyber attack by a foreign-based intruder. The transferred information did not include any medical information or c...
    Trinity Hospital of Augusta has released a statement after its system was hacked into by a foreign-based intruder. Here is the official statement:"Limited personal identification data belonging to some patients who were seen at physician practices and clinics affiliated with Trinity Hospital of Augusta over the past five years was transferred out of our organization in a criminal cyber attack by a foreign-based intruder. The transferred information did not include any medical information or c...
  • Children's Hospital Of Georgia Patients Serving Blizzards At Dairy Queen Locations On Miracle Treat Day

    Children's Hospital Of Georgia Patients Serving Blizzards At Dairy Queen Locations On Miracle Treat Day

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:18:41 GMT
    Miracle Treat Day 2014 graphicMiracle Treat Day 2014 graphic
    Miracle Treat Day, a Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals fundraiser, is being held all day Thursday at CSRA Dairy Queen locations.
    Miracle Treat Day, a Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals fundraiser, is being held all day Thursday at CSRA Dairy Queen locations.
  • Teen's Death Raises Questions About Safe Hydration

    Teen's Death Raises Questions About Safe Hydration

    Teen's Death Raises Questions About Safe Hydration

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:08:27 GMT
    A Georgia high school football player is dead after possible overhydration. Zyrees Oliver died Monday after his family removed him from life support. His relatives say the 17-year old drank two gallons of water and two gallons of Gatorade during football practice last Tuesday. The teen's death raises questions about the fine line between too much fluid and not enough fluid after intense exercise. Overhydration also kn...
    A Georgia high school football player is dead after possible overhydration. Zyrees Oliver died Monday after his family removed him from life support. His relatives say the 17-year old drank two gallons of water and two gallons of Gatorade during football practice last Tuesday. The teen's death raises questions about the fine line between too much fluid and not enough fluid after intense exercise. Overhydration also kn...
  • DSM Chemicals Responds To Savannah River Pollution Report

    DSM Chemicals Responds To Savannah River Pollution Report

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:21:50 GMT
    Using data released by the Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Georgia rates an Augusta chemicals company, DSM Chemicals, as among the top 50 for pollution nationwide. We checked EPA data and found they are one of the top polluters based on pounds of released chemicals for 2012. But, according to the EPA ECHO website, DSM Chemicals nitrate level discharging was well below regulated limits for 2012. Beth Connell, Safety Health Environmental and Security Manager at DSM Chemicals says...
    Using data released by the Environmental Protection Agency, Environment Georgia rates an Augusta chemicals company, DSM Chemicals, as among the top 50 for pollution nationwide. We checked EPA data and found they are one of the top polluters based on pounds of released chemicals for 2012. But, according to the EPA ECHO website, DSM Chemicals nitrate level discharging was well below regulated limits for 2012. Beth Connell, Safety Health Environmental and Security Manager at DSM Chemicals says...
  • Augusta Family Remembers Bond With Robin Williams

    Augusta Family Remembers Bond With Robin Williams

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:07:33 GMT
    Photo of Brennan Simkins, of Augusta, and actor Robin WilliamsPhoto of Brennan Simkins, of Augusta, and actor Robin Williams
    As the nation mourns the death of Robin Williams, an Augusta family is talking about a special bond they had with the actor.
    As the nation mourns the death of Robin Williams, an Augusta family is talking about a special bond they had with the actor.
  • Augusta West Rotary Members Kick-Off New Year of Mentoring

    Augusta West Rotary Members Kick-Off New Year of Mentoring

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-09 02:17:59 GMT
    The Augusta West Rotary Club held its yearly kick-off breakfast for it's mentoring program at A. Brian Merry Elementary School.
    The Augusta West Rotary Club held its yearly kick-off breakfast for it's mentoring program at A. Brian Merry Elementary School.
  • Curtis Baptist School Celebrates 50 Years

    Curtis Baptist School Celebrates 50 Years

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-09 02:05:40 GMT
    Curtis Baptist School in Augusta is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
    Curtis Baptist School in Augusta is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
  • GRU Cancer Center Gets Millions For Minority-Focused Research Program

    GRU Cancer Center Gets Millions For Minority-Focused Research Program

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-08-08 02:02:39 GMT
    GRU Cancer Center is receiving millions for research.GRU Cancer Center is receiving millions for research.
    The National Cancer Institute has presented a 5-year grant to GRU's minority-focused cancer research program. This is Georgia's only cancer program that focuses on minorities. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the people who made this possible.
    The National Cancer Institute has presented a 5-year grant to GRU's minority-focused cancer research program. This is Georgia's only cancer program that focuses on minorities. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the people who made this possible.

  • GRU Cancer Center to lead state’s only minority-focused cancer research program

    GRU Cancer Center to lead state’s only minority-focused cancer research program

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:44:18 GMT
    The GRU Cancer Center has been awarded a 5-year grant from the NCI to lead the state’s only cancer research program focused on better access to clinical trials and treatments for minority/underserved patients.
    The GRU Cancer Center has been awarded a 5-year grant from the NCI to lead the state’s only cancer research program focused on better access to clinical trials and treatments for minority/underserved patients.
  • University Launches Breast Milk Bank for Preemies

    University Launches Breast Milk Bank for Preemies

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-08-07 02:28:01 GMT
    University Health Care Foundation has launched a $320,000 campaign to create a Breast Milk Lab for University Hospital’s Special Care Nursery.
    University Health Care Foundation has launched a $320,000 campaign to create a Breast Milk Lab for University Hospital’s Special Care Nursery.
  • Buddy Check 6: Valerie Freeman is a breast cancer survivor with a message for others

    Buddy Check 6: Valerie Freeman is a breast cancer survivor with a message for others

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:45:20 GMT
    Valerie Freeman is on the battlefield... spreading the message of early detection in this month's Buddy Check 6 report.
    Valerie Freeman is on the battlefield... spreading the message of early detection in this month's Buddy Check 6 report.
  • NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

    NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:02:43 GMT
    David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)
    A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h...
    A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h...
  • Top 10 hot spots for germs

    Top 10 hot spots for germs

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:18:44 GMT
    Germs are everywhere - you simply can't avoid them. About 99% of them won't even harm us but that 1% can wreak havoc on our bodies at times.We were curious what places are the germiest. According to Prevention here are the top 10 worst germ spots:1. Kitchen faucet2. Garbage disposal3. Welcome mat4. Vacuum cleaner5. Dish towel6. Car dashboard7. Soap dispensers8. Restaurant ketchup bottles9. Refrigerator seal10. Cell phone That metal aeration screen at the end of the faucet is a total germ magnet.
    Germs are everywhere - you simply can't avoid them. About 99% of them won't even harm us but that 1% can wreak havoc on our bodies at times.We were curious what places are the germiest. According to Prevention here are the top 10 worst germ spots:1. Kitchen faucet2. Garbage disposal3. Welcome mat4. Vacuum cleaner5. Dish towel6. Car dashboard7. Soap dispensers8. Restaurant ketchup bottles9. Refrigerator seal10. Cell phone That metal aeration screen at the end of the faucet is a total germ magnet.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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...
  • 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)
  • 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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