Health

  CAVE warns about personal care home crimes

The Crimes Against the Vulnerable and Elderly task force is a team of investigators that focuses on helping those who may be more likely to fall victim to abuse.

  Fairly Famous at the Western Carolina State Fair

  $1M donation from Press On to support AU’s pediatric cancer programs

National Drug Take Back Day being held at Kroger

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it’s time to get the flu vaccination

  Dozens of kids learn about teen pregnancy, domestic violence in Teen Life Maze

  Richmond County students participate in breast cancer walk at Lucy C. Laney High School

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  Good Food Markets is eyeing Laney-Walker Boulevard area

  South Carolina man shot in head recovers with help from painted piano from Jessye Norman School of the Arts

Carrabba’s hosting Think Pink Wine Dinner in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  Army veteran survives breast cancer three times

  Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness

  Business owners discuss E-Cig scares with Augusta-Richmond County Commission

  The global water crisis: A South Carolina teen works to make a difference

Scotty Parker, a local teenager on a mission

  “Light the Night” supports Leukemia Lymphoma Society

Community members around the CSRA are were in attendance at Evans Towne Center Park to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society at “Light the Night” on Friday, Oct. 4.

Federal judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked Georgia’s restrictive new abortion law from taking effect, following the lead of other judges who have blocked similar measures in other states.

A new study shows naps are good for your heart

Scientific study shows naps can reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure

  Alex’s Lemonade Stand at AU raises money for young, local cancer patients

  Doctors Hospital hosts Falls Awareness and Injury Prevention Event

Doctors Hospital teaches ‘Stop the Bleed’

Southeastern Grocers recalls cookies sold in bakery

Focus on Recovery Augusta opens its doors

Burn center sees uptick in vaping injuries

  Charlie Norwood VA gives away gun locks to help prevent suicide

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center held having a gun lock giveaway and Suicide Prevention Information Event on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Uptown Division main lobby located at 1 Freedom Way, Augusta, Ga

‘Tee off Fore Tatas’ to raise awareness for breast cancer

The Apartment Association of Greater Augusta will hold its annual charity golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 18.

  Bayvale Elementary students plant seeds of positivity for 9/11 Day of Service

Along with several other Richmond County schools, Bayvale participates in the Farm to School program which is endorsed by the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Organics, and the Georgia Department of Public Health. Farm to School programs bring locally g

Paceline Bike Ride registration now open

Registration for the Paceline Bike Ride is officially open.

Six different types of cancer recognized with ribbon-hanging at Georgia Cancer Center

Georgia Cancer Center will host a Cancer Awareness Ribbon Hanging at noon Friday, Sept. 6, at the center's Outpatient Services clinic to raise awareness and celebrate survivors of gynecological, leukemia, lymphoma, ovarian, prostate and thyroid cancers.

Prescription Drug Take Back Event at Doctors Hospital

Doctors Hospital is partnering with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office to host a Prescription Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  Clippers and cash: Dozens go bald to raise bucks for children battling cancer

Second annual Brave The Shave event raises awareness for pediatric cancer

  Summit to connect veterans with mental health resources

One local organization is working to improve mental health services for veterans.

Augusta Regional Airport and Children’s Hospital of Georgia team up to tackle childhood cancer

The Augusta Regional Airport and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia are partnering up to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network during Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September.

Local organizations partner to help fight blood shortage

Every 2 seconds, someone needs blood, according to the American Red Cross. That’s why Augusta Regional Airport teamed up with Delta Airlines and the American Red Cross for a blood drive.

  Mobile Health Unit brings free health services to the community of Allendale

Palmetto Palace's Mobile Health Unit works to bring health services to people in rural South Carolina communities

Doctors Hospital Maternal Fetal Medicine Center to host a community open house

Doctors Hospital is hosting a community open house for their new Maternal Fetal Medicine Center on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Doctors Hospital Medical Office Building II.

  Clyburn Center for Primary Care celebrates National Community Health Care Center Week

Cylburn Center for Primary Care provides health services to everyone in Aiken and the CSRA

  Doctors Hospital conducts a decontamination drill

Doctors Hospital held a hazardous substance drill for disaster preparedness due to a substance possibly being released in the hospital.

Aiken County fights against opioid epidemic

The national opioid overdose death rate continues to rise but the Aiken Community fights back

  I can see clearly now: 102-year-old woman regains her eye sight

Blepharoptosis or eyelid drooping is something many suffer from without realizing it's the culprit behind vision loss.

  Charlie Norwood VA reaches out to veterans with healthcare options

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is reaching out to veterans about their health care options.

  Local nonprofit raises over $200,000 in it’s first year

100% of the funds raised by Paceline Ride go to the Georgia Cancer Center

Columbia County Community Connections to hold forum on ‘youth e-cigarette epidemic’

Columbia County Community Connections will be holding a public forum to discuss the rise of e-cigarette use among teenagers.

  Healthcare roundtable discussion with Governor Kemp

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks at roundtable discussion on healthcare issues in Augusta.

Blood center experiencing summer blood shortage

Blood center experiencing summer blood shortage.

Doctor’s Hospital treated 30 patients for firework related injuries on the Fourth of July

Joseph M. Still Burn Center reports 43 new patients on July 4th.

  AU Nursing Students hold health fair for Costa Layman Farm employees

Students train to provide healthcare to people in rural areas.

Columbia County Steak ‘n Shake employee tests positive for hepatitis A

An employee at a Columbia County restaurant has tested positive for hepatitis A, according to the Georgia Department of Health.

Possible hepatitis A exposure at Aiken Popeyes

Customers of a fast food restaurant in Aiken may have been exposed to hepatitis A, according to SC DHEC.

UPDATE: Cyclist killed in crash on Ellington Airline Rd. in Dearing

The McDuffie County Coroner’s Office is on the scene of a deadly crash involving a bicycle in Dearing.

CEO Lee Ann Liska leaves Augusta University Medical Center

CEO Lee Ann Liska is leaving Augusta University Medical Center. Liska has served as CEO of the hospital for nearly 3 years.

Possible Hepatitis A exposure at North Augusta restaurant

Customers who ate at Teriyaki Japan on Edgefield Road in North Augusta might have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus according to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Doctor’s Hospital hosts first Trauma Survivors Day

May is Trauma Survivor Awareness month, and also marks one year since Doctor’s Hospital became a level two trauma center. Now, they are starting a tradition of celebrating survivors with a Trauma Survivors Day.

Red Cross facing blood shortage; in need of donors

The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges eligible donors to give now to help patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations.

Statewide Hepatitis A outbreak declared in South Carolina

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection caused by a virus that is typically transmitted through person-to-person contact with someone who has the infection or through eating or drinking food or water contaminated by an infected person.

Environmental Protection Agency responds to mercury spill at Richmond County home

The EPA’s on-scene coordinator said this incident did not put the public at risk.

  Breast cancer patients, survivors and their supporters swarm the streets at Augusta’s 3rd annual Sista Strut

This annual event celebrates survivors and honors those who lost their battle with breast cancer.

  Local doctors teach first responders resilience training

Local doctors talked with first responders about ways to cope and thrive in their unpredictable field of work.

  Georgia Cancer Center updates ribbons for May

The new ribbons represent Skin, Brain and Bladder Cancer Awareness month.

  Dirty Beards: Study reveals the dirt and grime in your chin pelt

A recent study found a man’s beard contains more germs than a dog’s fur. The findings are trending all over social media, so we went out to get reactions from local barbers and doctors.

  Doctors Hospital breaks ground on new $75 million burn center expansion

The future of burn and wound care just got brighter for people living in the CSRA and beyond.

  State of Air Report: Georgia air quality improves

The American Lung Association released their 2019 “State of the Air” report, showing Georgia has improved the ranking in air quality.

Doctors Hospital to Mark Burn Center Expansion with Groundbreaking

The project, which is expected to be completed in Summer 2020, includes 4 major components and is the largest investment in the Doctors Hospital campus since the hospital was built.

  Chili cookoff raises awareness for organ donation

The savory smell of chili drifted through the hallways of Children’s Hospital of Georgia, all for Donate Life Month and Pediatric Transplant Week.

  Medical College of Georgia cancer researchers making breakthroughs in breast cancer

Over the course of two years, they found a reason why successfully removing a tumor links with less patients seeing the disease spread.

  Augusta one of two cities in Georgia to offer life saving procedure

The procedure is called a mechanical thrombectomy and is only offered in around 150 hospitals nationwide.

Health block party to be held at Richmond County Health Department

The health fair aims to connect with the residents of the East Central Health District to promote a healthy community and provide awareness of the services that are available to assist them in their daily lives.

GA Department of Public Health raising awareness for vaccines for preteens

It is Georgia Preteen Vaccine Awareness Week and the Georgia Department of Public Health is promoting the necessity of immunizations for preteens.

Worst week so far for people in CSRA who suffer from allergies

Be sure to watch us...FOX 54's weather team brings the pollen levels ever day.

  Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center making history with world’s smallest pacemaker

The hospital is the first VA Hospital in the state to implant the world's smallest pacemaker.

  Doctors say they’re seeing more strokes in younger people

According to doctors, it’s becoming more common to see strokes in younger people.

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

  Georgia Cancer Center holds special ceremony for colorectal, kidney and multiple myeloma cancer awareness month

Georgia Cancer Center holds special ceremony for colorectal, kidney and multiple myeloma cancer awareness month

  Heart healthy for Black History Month

More than 300,000 people have cardiac arrests each year, and about 90-percent of those people end up dying from it.

  Local woman honored as first African-American full professor of urology and the first female urologist in the U.S. Army

Augusta University and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center honored Dr. Bobbilynn Hawkins as she retired Thursday.

  Georgia Cancer Center announces new director

Dr. Jorge Cortes joins the Georgia Cancer Center and Medical College of Georgia September 1, 2019

  Local surgeon is lobbying for state employee health benefits

Georgia is one of seven states that doesn't have bariatric surgery as a health benefit for state employees, but one bariatric surgeon right here at Augusta University is lobbying to change that.

TV drug ads will soon include prices

When you watch television, it’s not long before an ad for a prescription drug plays on the screen.

Scientists discover how to make immune cells better at killing cancer

Scientists have discovered by fixing a defect in 'killer T cells,' they could actual help the fight against cancer.

Spain is the world’s healthiest country – the U.S. did not make the top 20

The U.S. dropped a spot because of deaths due to drug overdoses.

  Medical College of Georgia is Igniting the Dream of Medicine for hundreds

The 8th Annual Igniting the Dream of Medicine brought hundreds of high school and college students to the Medical College of Georgia Saturday.