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Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

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Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of Ebola. More>>

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

College students from West Africa can expect extra health screenings when they arrive to study in the United States. They're part of plans administrators have made as they try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola... More>>

VIDEO: News 3, Kissin' take Ice bucket challenge for Greenville coach

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WRBL News 3 and Kissin' 99.3 ice bucket  challenge raised $600 for ALS research in the name of former Greenville High Coach Jeremy Williams.

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Health Watch: Walmart to open health care clinic Friday in Columbus

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Walmart's slogan “Always low Prices” may be echoed by patients soon. The retail giant is getting into the health care business. The Walmart Care Clinic is set to open Friday inside the Walmart Supercenter on Whittlesey. Patients pay 40 dollars for a visit, Walmart employees pay 4 dollars to see a licensed nurse practitioner.Some of the services offered include diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses, pr... More>>

Ice bucket challenge raises awareness for terminal disease Video included

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It's hard to ignore the ice bucket challenge videos as they have completely taken over social media. But what is ALS and are these challenges helping? News Three's Naomi Keitt looked into these questions and spoke to a Columbus man whose brother passed away from the disease. More>>

Doctors: Atlanta Ebola patients released, no public health risk

A patient hospitalized in Atlanta with Ebola is expected to be released today. A patient hospitalized in Atlanta with Ebola is expected to be released today.
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Two Ebola patients being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta have been released. Doctors say they do not pose a health risk.

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Health Watch: Sleep Apnea patients shocked by disturbing video

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It's estimated more than 20-million Americans have sleep apnea. Many of them may have been given a C-PAP mask wear overnight to help them breathe. Though they are highly effective, research shows more than half the patients who have them don't use them. But doctors have found a way to change that. In a sleep study by National Jewish Health, researchers recorded patients sleeping without the mask. They were disturbed a... More>>

Missionary visits Ebola-stricken wife in hospital

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An American missionary has been released from quarantine and has visited his wife, who is being treated for the deadly Ebola virus. More>>

Tuberculosis case reported at Auburn University

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Testing to begin on students and staff near Auburn University individual now sicken with TB.

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Brain surgery cures Columbus boy of seizures

Updated: Aug 13, 2014 11:56 PM

A 5 year old Columbus boy has bounced back from brain surgery.Xavier Davies was initially diagnosed with a condition called Cortical Dysplasia, a malformation of the cortex of the brain which can lead to pediatric epilepsy conditions. He had suffered a seizure when he was three years old. But two years later, the parents learned that was not the diagnosis after all, it was something much more serious. Doctors found a ... More>>

Muscogee schools to expand "relationship skills" class Video included

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Classes teaches abstinence and other relationship skills, officials say. The program will be expanded to include sixth graders. More>>

Doctors advise getting help during depression

Robin Williams was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide. Robin Williams was found dead Monday of an apparent suicide.
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The US Health Department says about one in 33 adults had serious suicidal thoughts in the past year.Locally, counselors and doctors at the Pastoral Institute help people with these problems regularly.Dr. Bobby McGowan says people with high-energy jobs that rely on making others happy often have a hard time leading normal lives. He says, like Robin Williams, having to act one way in public, then facing depression in private can be devastating without help."Whoever they can really be honest wit... More>>

Auburn University scientists develop drug for Ebola virus

A new Auburn drug could be used to help treat Ebola, the school announced Thursday. A new Auburn drug could be used to help treat Ebola, the school announced Thursday.
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Scientists from Auburn University have produced a new drug that may one day be used against the deadly Ebola virus. More>>

Local gynecologist performs full hysterectomy through belly button

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The area of robotic surgery is growing.Dr. Sylvester McRae of St. Francis OBGYN in Columbus has become the first in this area to perform a full hysterectomy by using the Single Site Robotic method.The FDA had already approved the use of the procedure for gall bladder surgeries, now the area has opened up for gynecologists to expand their field.Using the Da Vinci Robotics, doctors can perform a full hysterectomy by goi... More>>

Tennis event to raise funds for patients with blood cancers set for Saturday

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A tennis event is planned for this weekend to help patients with blood cancers. Many people with blood cancers require a bone marrow transplant to survive.Game, Set, Be The Match will be held Saturday, August 9, from 2 pm until 7 pm at the Columbus State University tennis courts.A $25 dollar admission includes a tennis round robin (mixed doubles), a t-shirt and a meal. A$15 dollar admission includes a t-shirt and a me... More>>

Tuskegee students stuck in Africa following Ebola outbreak returning home

Six Tuskegee University students stuck in Africa following the Ebola outbreak will be returning home August 17. Six Tuskegee University students stuck in Africa following the Ebola outbreak will be returning home August 17.
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Six Tuskegee University students stuck in Africa after the Ebola outbreak will be returning home. More>>

Officials at Phoebe Putney Hospital say a password protected, unencrypted desktop computer containing the information of more than 6,700 patients disappeared in early November. More>>

The House has passed a bill that would impose new security requirements on the Obama administration's implementation of the health care law. More>>

Government study offers a new theory on why the whooping cough vaccine doesn't seem to be working as well as expected. More>>

The hearing is expected to explore the impact the legislation is having on families, doctors and small business owners in rural areas. More>>

Kids hospitalized for flu need antiviral meds right away

Kids near death because of severe flu infection have a better chance of survival if they are given antiviral medications early in their treatment, researchers say. More>>

Obama administration will release the first round of health insurance enrollment numbers Wednesday afternoon. More>>

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding more than $3.5 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health care centers in Alabama More>>

FDA says bug parts, rodent hair found in imported spices

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FDA report on imported spices finds some contaminated with bug parts, rodent hair and salmonella.
 
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Sprite as a hangover cure?

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Forget hair of the dog. Chinese researchers say you might want to reach for a soft drink instead.
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U.S. preterm birth rate at 15 year low

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The U.S. is seeing a drop in pre-term birth rates but that isn't earning the nation any high marks. The U.S. was graded at a "C" despite the drop.
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Could texting be hurting your relationship?

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Study: Lovey dovey texts are good, too much texting may be a bad sign for your relationship. More>>

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    In addition to co-anchoring the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts weeknights, Teresa serves as the Healthwatch reporter for WRBL.
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  • Update: Columbus man runs himself over with car on 1st Avenue, police say

    Update: Columbus man runs himself over with car on 1st Avenue, police say

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:13:37 GMT
    Authorities were seen looking around a Black Oldsmobile in the backyard of a nearby home. Witnesses say the car struck and killed Williams.Authorities were seen looking around a Black Oldsmobile in the backyard of a nearby home. Witnesses say the car struck and killed Williams.
    Anthony Williams, 29, was run over and killed by a car near Chase Homes on 1st Avenue late Saturday night, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.
    Anthony Williams, 29, was run over and killed by a car near Chase Homes on 1st Avenue late Saturday night, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.
  • Woman robbed of $700 at knifepoint in Columbus bank parking lot, report says

    Woman robbed of $700 at knifepoint in Columbus bank parking lot, report says

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:11:34 GMT
    Two men held a 50-year-old woman at knife point and took hundreds of dollars from her in a bank parking lot Friday, according to a police report.The woman told police the attack happened after she withdrew $700 from the Wells Fargo ATM on 13th Street. She says it happened around 5:30 in the afternoon.“That is very surprising, especially in broad daylight. It's just getting outrageous these days,” said Roy Robertson, who was withdrawing money from the ATM on Saturday.The woman told News 3 she ...
    Two men held a 50-year-old woman at knife point and took hundreds of dollars from her in a bank parking lot Friday, according to a police report.The woman told police the attack happened after she withdrew $700 from the Wells Fargo ATM on 13th Street. She says it happened around 5:30 in the afternoon.“That is very surprising, especially in broad daylight. It's just getting outrageous these days,” said Roy Robertson, who was withdrawing money from the ATM on Saturday.The woman told News 3 she ...
  • Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

    Columbus gets new Walmarts...with a twist

    Aug 25, 2014 07:03 PM2014-08-28 22:27:56 GMT
    Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
    Three new Walmart's are coming to town, and two of them are not your average Supercenter.Construction is about to be underway at the new Walmart Supercenter on Victory Drive at the site of the old Baker High School. Two new proposals, however, will bring the Walmart Neighborhood Market to Columbus.The Market is like a grocery store, without the clothes, hardware, etc. typical to most Walmart's.See the proposals at www.columbusga.org/planning. You can voice your opinion about the new stores be...
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