Health

Tee off Fore Tatas postponed

A local golf tournament will be held in Columbia County to raise awareness for breast cancer. The earnings from the 12th Annaul Golf Tournament, Tee Off Fore Tatas, will benefit breast cancer research.

FDA: 38 ill in egg-based salmonella outbreak affecting AL, GA, TN

Augusta VA launches new Same-Day Rapid Clinic

Veteran undergoes breakthrough surgery at Charlie Norwood VA

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

Almost 200 came out for Donate for Life

Shepeard Blood Center wants 200 people to give blood at Donate for Life

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  Georgia Blood Donation Day

Doctors Hospital could soon be dropped from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Free health fair coming to the CSRA

Volunteers shave their heads for pediatric cancer awareness month

AU Medical Center CEO expects mid-2019 decision from courts for hospital in Grovetown

New Urgent Care coming to Evans

  Rabid raccoon captured in Martinez

Columbia County officials announced Tuesday that a raccoon caught in a Martinez neighborhood has tested positive for rabies. The raccoon was caught in the area around Oak Lake Dr.

WFXG speaks with the Alzheimer’s Association ahead of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. It's a month dedicated to shining a light on the millions of people impacted by Alzheimer's.

  Doctor says travelers often forget the most important essential: medication

People from all around are making their way to Augusta for The Masters. Doctors Hospital says travelers remember to pack clothes, shoes, and electronics but leave behind medication, including daily medication, pain medication in case of injuries, insect repellant, and if you are going to the Masters, definitely some sunscreen.

University Hospital holds raffle for new Mercedes-Benz to benefit cardiovascular health

University Hospital is partnering with Mercedes-Benz of Augusta to raise money for community health.

  The flu's impact on newborns can be fatal

Charlie Norwood VA to host training for family, friends of service members with mental health issues

Daylight Saving Time: Annoying and could be a danger to your health

Doctors Hospital offering free colorectal cancer screening kits

Medical professionals meet at SC State House to discuss medical marijuana

AU Medical Center to celebrate purchase of land for new Columbia Co hospital

  Local doctors raising awareness for heart health in the CSRA

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Local doctors and hospitals are using February, which is also Heart Health month, to bring awareness to the cause.

Augusta health care professionals working to relieve back pain

The American College of Physicians has released new guidelines for eliminating the pain. Alissa Holmes has more on how health care professionals at Doctors Hospital here in Augusta are working to reduce those numbers.

New program at AU aims to help lower maternal mortality rate in Georgia

Doctors at Augusta University are determined to get the maternal mortality rate down in Georgia. Amnesty International reports that mothers are more likely to die during childbirth in Georgia than anywhere else in the nation. FOX 54's Kelsey Walker found out why and Augusta University's plan to change.

Insure Georgia to host event helping residents sign up for healthcare

Dec. 15 was the last day to enroll in the government healthcare marketplace if you want coverage by Jan. 1. Insure Georgia helped people in Augusta enroll for healthcare coverage Thursday.

3 children test positive for enterovirus D68 at Children's Hospital of Georgia

Three children at Children's Hospital of Georgia tested positive for enterovirus D68, a spokesperson for the hospital said.

Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15

If you or a family member is eligible for Medicare, mark your calendar for Medicare open enrollment Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

Martinez Elementary student removed from school after suspected TB case

A Martinez Elementary School student suspected of being exposed to tuberculosis was removed from campus this week, according to Columbia County health officials.

GRU to host fundraising walk for ALS

The Beat Feet for ALS fundraising walk is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 27 at Augusta's Riverwalk.

CDC confirms 1st case of West Nile in Richmond Co.

The first case of West Nile in Richmond County this year has been confirmed, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Doctors Hospital names new chief medical officer

John Farr, M.D., has been named chief medical officer at Doctors Hospital.

Doctors Hospital asks for support for Columbia Co. hospital

Doctors Hospital is asking for the community's support in bringing its hospital to Columbia County.

Health officials offer tips on reducing mosquitoes

Hot weather is here, and Richmond County health officials are reminding residents to take some steps to control the number of mosquitoes in their area.

Prescription drug take-back planned for Saturday

You can get rid of your unwanted prescription medications this weekend during National Pescription Drug Take Back Day.

Gov. Deal works with GRU to start clinical trials of cannabis oil treatments

Deal said he has consulted with the federal Food and Drug Administration on how the state can start legal clinical trials with cannabis oil products at Georgia Regents University.

GRU offers free summer camp for children with asthma

Georgia Regents University is sponsoring the third annual Augusta Area Asthma Day Camp for children with asthma July 21-25 at Camp Tanglewood Girl Scout Camp in Columbia County.

Doctors Hospital opens new Urgent + Primary Care Center in Evans

A new urgent and primary care center from Doctors Hospital is now open in Evans.

Health officials confirm first flu-related deaths in Georgia this season

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed two flu-related deaths in the state so far this flu season.

Children's Hospital of Georgia to offer free asthma screenings Saturday

Children's Hospital of Georgia will provide free asthma screenings and education Saturday in downtown Augusta.

Officials: Georgians should verify that healthcare navigators are licensed

Officials are warning Georgians to be cautious when looking for help purchasing health insurance through the new healthcare.gov website.

Prescription drug take-back events set for this weekend

Get rid of your unused or unwanted prescription medications this weekend during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Doctors use 'teach-back' method to improve patients' health literacy

Some Georgia healthcare professionals are taking a few extra minutes this month to make sure their patients understand health information.

DHEC confirms first cases of flu in SC

DHEC officials say five cases of the flu in the Midlands area of South Carolina have been confirmed.

Shepeard Blood Center hosts 2 blood drives this weekend

The Shepeard Community Blood Center has an urgent need for O negative blood donors and is hosting two drives this weekend.