Testing to begin on students and staff near Auburn University individual now sicken with TB.
Testing to begin on students and staff near Auburn University individual now sicken with TB.More>>
An American doctor infected with Ebola while working in western Africa says he is "recovering in every way" and holding onto the hope of a reunion with his family. More>>
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>>
Classes teaches abstinence and other relationship skills, officials say. The program will be expanded to include sixth graders. More>>
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>>
By The Associated Press The son of a North Carolina-based missionary says his mother is doing well as she's being treated for the Ebola virus in an Atlanta hospital. More>>
An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next? More>>
The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, the health official leading the U.S. response said Thursday. More>>
Scientists from Auburn University have produced a new drug that may one day be used against the deadly Ebola virus. More>>
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>>
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>>
Six Tuskegee University students stuck in Africa after the Ebola outbreak will be returning home. More>>
3D mammography is available in Columbus. The images offer radiologists a multi-faceted view of the breast, making for an earlier diagnosis of breast cancer at a more treatable stage.Health officials say the 3D mammography when combined with a conventional 2D mammography has a 40 percent higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone.Dr. William Lewis is a radiologist at the Columbus Diagn... More>>
Family of 2-year-old boy with leukemia is hosting a fundraiser Thursday.
Family of 2-year-old boy with leukemia is hosting a fundraiser Thursday.More>>
Georgia seeking public input on an assistance program. 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 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 report on imported spices finds some contaminated with bug parts, rodent hair and salmonella.
Forget hair of the dog. Chinese researchers say you might want to reach for a soft drink instead.
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.