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  • 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
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    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
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    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...
  • Out Of The Darkness: Help For Depression

    Out Of The Darkness: Help For Depression

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:27:07 GMT
    The sudden and tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has forced people worldwide to step back and pay attention to the very real struggle so many face with depression and suicide. Depression does not discriminate. It can affect any age, race, gender, or social group.
    The sudden and tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has forced people worldwide to step back and pay attention to the very real struggle so many face with depression and suicide. Depression does not discriminate. It can affect any age, race, gender, or social group.
  • Restaurant's Toxic Tea Leaves 67-Year-Old Woman In Critical Condition

    Restaurant's Toxic Tea Leaves 67-Year-Old Woman In Critical Condition

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:57:16 GMT
    Photo of Jan Harding, who was poisoned after drinking iced tead at a South Jordan, Utah Dickey's Barbeque Pit restaurant, and her husband, Jim Harding (Credit: ABC News)Photo of Jan Harding, who was poisoned after drinking iced tead at a South Jordan, Utah Dickey's Barbeque Pit restaurant, and her husband, Jim Harding (Credit: ABC News)
    A Utah woman is in critical condition after drinking sweet tea laced with the industrial cleaning chemical lye at a restaurant. Police are now investigating if this was intentional or an accident. ABC News' Neal Karlinsky has the story.
    A Utah woman is in critical condition after drinking sweet tea laced with the industrial cleaning chemical lye at a restaurant. Police are now investigating if this was intentional or an accident. ABC News' Neal Karlinsky has the story.
  • Drunk Without Drinking Alcohol: Strange Condition Ferments Food In Gut

    Drunk Without Drinking Alcohol: Strange Condition Ferments Food In Gut

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:10:35 GMT
    PHOTO: Auto-brewery syndrome made Nick Hess, left, and Matthew Hogg, right, appear to be drunk even when they hadn't been drinking. PHOTO: Auto-brewery syndrome made Nick Hess, left, and Matthew Hogg, right, appear to be drunk even when they hadn't been drinking.
    Some people are affected with a rare condition that makes them appear to be drunk even though they have not been drinking.
    Some people are affected with a rare condition that makes them appear to be drunk even though they have not been drinking.
  • Adult Obesity: Who's to Blame?

    Adult Obesity: Who's to Blame?

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:44:54 GMT

     Overweight... and nearly dead...this shocking anti-obesity campaign chronicling a fictional 300 pound man's life in reverse imagining each ice cream...soda...fast food binge...and video game marathon...all the way back to his *childhood*

     Overweight... and nearly dead...this shocking anti-obesity campaign chronicling a fictional 300 pound man's life in reverse imagining each ice cream...soda...fast food binge...and video game marathon...all the way back to his *childhood*

  • 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
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    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.
  • Depression Study at GRU Looks at Electric and Magnetic Brain Stimulation

    Depression Study at GRU Looks at Electric and Magnetic Brain Stimulation

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:52:11 GMT
    Psychiatrists at GRU are studying brain stimulation as GRU is one of seven sites conducting a federally-funded study looking at how effectively ECT keeps depressed seniors in remission.
    Psychiatrists at GRU are studying brain stimulation as GRU is one of seven sites conducting a federally-funded study looking at how effectively ECT keeps depressed seniors in remission.
  • Using Brain Stimulation Technology to Treat Depression

    Using Brain Stimulation Technology to Treat Depression

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:48:00 GMT
    Psychiatrists at the Medical College of GA at GRU are treating depression with technology, which offers a window of opportunity to address the behaviors like social phobias.
    Psychiatrists at the Medical College of GA at GRU are treating depression with technology, which offers a window of opportunity to address the behaviors like social phobias.
  • 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.
  • Ice Challenge

    Ice Challenge

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:22:42 GMT
    Does your summer family reunion look like this?

    Well, across America, it just might -.
    Does your summer family reunion look like this?

    Well, across America, it just might -.
  • 89-Year-Old World War II Vet Bids Tearful Goodbye to 3-Year-Old Best Friend

    89-Year-Old World War II Vet Bids Tearful Goodbye to 3-Year-Old Best Friend

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:26:45 GMT
    PHOTO: Emmett Rychner, left and Erling Kindem pose for a picture in their matching tractors. (Photo Courtesy: Anika Rychner)PHOTO: Emmett Rychner, left and Erling Kindem pose for a picture in their matching tractors. (Photo Courtesy: Anika Rychner)
    A World War II veteran cried Monday as he said good-bye to his buddy - a 3-year-old boy who became his pal, but is moving away with this family.
    A World War II veteran cried Monday as he said good-bye to his buddy - a 3-year-old boy who became his pal, but is moving away with this family.
  • French Study Shows Exercise Appears to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

    French Study Shows Exercise Appears to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:25:03 GMT
    Exercise may lower a middle aged woman's risk of breast cancer. French researchers found those who exercised regularly for the past four years had a 10% lower risk of breast cancer.
    Exercise may lower a middle aged woman's risk of breast cancer. French researchers found those who exercised regularly for the past four years had a 10% lower risk of breast cancer.
  • A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

    A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak

    Sunday, August 10 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-10 15:46:24 GMT
    As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines...
    As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are doing...
  • 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.
  • 3-year old fighting Proteus Syndrome

    Proteus Syndrome: Go Trey, GO!!

    Proteus Syndrome: Go Trey, GO!!

    Friday, August 8 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-08-09 00:49:37 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.
  • Girl Who Survived Brain-Eating Amoeba Swims Again

    Girl Who Survived Brain-Eating Amoeba Swims Again

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:21:48 GMT
    Kali Hardig, 13, is swimming again after she survived a brain-eating amoeba she contracted at an Arkansas water park. (Credit: ABC News)Kali Hardig, 13, is swimming again after she survived a brain-eating amoeba she contracted at an Arkansas water park. (Credit: ABC News)
    A 13-year-old Arkansas girl, who is one of only three people in the United States known to have survived a brain-eating amoeba, is back enjoying swimming after contracting the infection at a water park last year.
    A 13-year-old Arkansas girl, who is one of only three people in the United States known to have survived a brain-eating amoeba, is back enjoying swimming after contracting the infection at a water park last year.
  • 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.

  • Family's heart wrenching story gets national attention

    Family's heart wrenching story gets national attention

    Thursday, August 7 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-07 22:46:31 GMT
    Connor's name will be added to this memorial honoring those who have donated their organs. Facebook photoConnor's name will be added to this memorial honoring those who have donated their organs. Facebook photo
    The heartbroken family of a California teen who died after smoking one hit of synthetic pot is taking their message about the dangerous drug to TV. 
    The heartbroken family of a California teen who died after smoking one hit of synthetic pot is taking their message about the dangerous drug to TV. 
  • 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.
  • 5-year-old Steals the Show During Newscast Live Shot

    5-year-old Steals the Show During Newscast Live Shot

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-07 00:01:09 GMT
    5-year-old Noah Ritter begins to take charge when a reporter asks him how he enjoyed a fair ride... and he goes off on a tangent about looking forward to kindergarten.
    5-year-old Noah Ritter begins to take charge when a reporter asks him how he enjoyed a fair ride... and he goes off on a tangent about looking forward to kindergarten.
  • 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.
  • Ebola Test Results Negative For 46-Year-Old Woman

    Ebola Test Results Negative For 46-Year-Old Woman

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:46:30 GMT
    The test results for a possible case of the Ebola virus in a local woman are negative.
    The test results for a possible case of the Ebola virus in a local woman are negative.
  • Senator Lindsey Graham Says Help Is On The Way For Veterans Waiting For VA Health Care

    Senator Lindsey Graham Says Help Is On The Way For Veterans Waiting For VA Health Care

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:35:30 GMT
    Photo of U.S. Senator Lindsey GrahamPhoto of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says help is coming to veterans facing long waits at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers.
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says help is coming to veterans facing long waits at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers.
  • FDA Issues Warning About Use Of Powdered Caffeine

    FDA Issues Warning About Use Of Powdered Caffeine

    Monday, August 4 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-08-04 19:34:36 GMT
    Photo of powdered caffeinePhoto of powdered caffeine
    The FDA is warning about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, and recommends avoiding these products.  In particular, FDA is concerned about powdered pure caffeine sold in bulk bags over the internet.
    The FDA is warning about powdered pure caffeine being marketed directly to consumers, and recommends avoiding these products.  In particular, FDA is concerned about powdered pure caffeine sold in bulk bags over the internet.
  • Two Americans With Ebola to Be Flown Back to U.S. "Early Next Week"

    Two Americans With Ebola to Be Flown Back to U.S. "Early Next Week"

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:42:12 GMT
    Dr. Kent Brantly is shown in this 2013 photo provided by JPS Health Network. Nancy Writebol is shown in this undated photo. (Credit: Associated Press)Dr. Kent Brantly is shown in this 2013 photo provided by JPS Health Network. Nancy Writebol is shown in this undated photo. (Credit: Associated Press)
    Two American patients stricken with Ebola will not be flown from Africa to the U.S. until early next week, ABC News has learned.
    Two American patients stricken with Ebola will not be flown from Africa to the U.S. until early next week, ABC News has learned.
  • South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council Meets To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse

    South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council Meets To Tackle Prescription Drug Abuse

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:45:30 GMT
    Photo from Friday's South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council meeting in Coumbia, South CarolinaPhoto from Friday's South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council meeting in Coumbia, South Carolina
    That South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council met Friday to start working on a statewide plan of attack to address the issue of prescription drug abuse.
    That South Carolina Prescription Drug Abuse Council met Friday to start working on a statewide plan of attack to address the issue of prescription drug abuse.
  • "The HPV Vaccination Ruined my life"

    "The HPV Vaccination Ruined my life"

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:46:32 GMT
    Ashley Adair says HPV vaccinations ruined her life.Ashley Adair says HPV vaccinations ruined her life.

    One girl is challenging the highly recommended vaccine, Gardasil, because of an adverse reaction caused by the vaccination. The 20 year old tells, News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter, how the vaccine changed her life.

    One girl is challenging the highly recommended vaccine, Gardasil, because of an adverse reaction caused by the vaccination. The 20 year old tells, News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter, how the vaccine changed her life.

  • Augusta Fire Chief Warns Of Dangers Of Internet "Fire Challenge"

    Augusta Fire Chief Warns Of Dangers Of Internet "Fire Challenge"

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:18:35 GMT
    Augusta Fire Department logo graphicAugusta Fire Department logo graphic
    Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is warning teens and parents about the dangers of the internet "Fire Challenge".
    Augusta Fire Chief Chris James is warning teens and parents about the dangers of the internet "Fire Challenge".
  • Your Hometown Stories: Rich History Of Augusta's First Rock 'N Roll Band

    Your Hometown Stories: Rich History Of Augusta's First Rock 'N Roll Band

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:17:37 GMT
    Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots logo graphicJohnny Hensley and the Red Hots logo graphic
    Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots were in the CSRA this past weekend. Our John Lynn got an exclusive look at the rich history of Augusta's very first rock band in a WJBF Your Hometown Stories segment.
    Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots were in the CSRA this past weekend. Our John Lynn got an exclusive look at the rich history of Augusta's very first rock band in a WJBF Your Hometown Stories segment.
  • 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...
  • Public Memorial Service Set For Dr. Connie L. Drisko, Dean Emeritus Of The GRU College of Dental Medicine

    Public Memorial Service Set For Dr. Connie L. Drisko, Dean Emeritus Of The GRU College of Dental Medicine

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:57:08 GMT
    Photo of Dr. Connie Drisko (Credit: Georgia Regents University)Photo of Dr. Connie Drisko (Credit: Georgia Regents University)
    A public memorial service has been planned for Dr. Connie L. Drisko, former Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University.
    A public memorial service has been planned for Dr. Connie L. Drisko, former Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University.
  • Recall Of Stone Fruits And Related Made-In-Store Products Sold In Georgia Due To Possible Health Risk

    Recall Of Stone Fruits And Related Made-In-Store Products Sold In Georgia Due To Possible Health Risk

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:38:41 GMT
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    Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits and some in-store made products containing recalled fruits due to a possible health risk.
    Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of some stone fruits and some in-store made products containing recalled fruits due to a possible health risk.
  • 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.
  • Elks Lodge 205 sponsoring safety awareness program

    Bike Safety Day Saturday, July 26th

    Bike Safety Day Saturday, July 26th

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:38:58 GMT
    Elks Lodge 205 is sponsoring Bike Safety Day on Saturday, July 26th at the Elks Lodge, 205 Elkdom Court from 10am until Noon.
    Elks Lodge 205 is sponsoring Bike Safety Day on Saturday, July 26th at the Elks Lodge, 205 Elkdom Court from 10am until Noon.
  • DSS Will Ask to Hire 202 More People to Handle Caseload

    DSS Will Ask to Hire 202 More People to Handle Caseload

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:04:37 GMT
    South Carolina DSS will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now.
    South Carolina DSS will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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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