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Woman to Give 'Obese' Children Letters, No Candy on Halloween

3:44 PM, Oct 30, 2013

A Fargo, N.D., woman says she will give trick-or-treaters that she deems "moderately obese" a letter instead of candy this Halloween.

Mitt Romney Rips 'Obamacare'

3:38 PM, Oct 30, 2013

President Obama may praise Mitt Romney's health care plan in Massachusetts on Wednesday, but Romney is not returning the favor when it comes to Obamacare nationally.

Feds Post Food Allergy Guidelines for Schools

11:17 AM, Oct 30, 2013

The federal government is issuing its first guidelines to schools on how to protect children with food allergies.

Georgia College Receives $325,000 Healthy Living Grant

7:08 PM, Oct 29, 2013

Georgia College and State University received a $325,000 grant over the next three years to continue expanding programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and fight childhood obesity.

Sebelius Will Vow to Fix Website 'As Soon As Possible'

5:14 PM, Oct 29, 2013

HHS secretary to testify Wednesday that HealthCare.gov's issues are 'not acceptable.'

Report: Medicaid Expansion May Lower Prison Costs

4:44 PM, Oct 29, 2013

A research report says states can combat rising prison health care costs by expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, outsourcing and other measures.

Medicare Chief Apologizes for Website Problems

10:52 AM, Oct 29, 2013

A top Obama administration official is apologizing for the problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage at the government's health care website.

Roswell HS Football Team Rallies Around Cancer Survivor

10:41 AM, Oct 29, 2013

A special member of the Roswell community took the field with the Roswell High School Hornets at their practice Monday night.

Agriculture Secretary to Discuss Health Care Plan in Ga.

9:38 AM, Oct 29, 2013

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit Atlanta to promote President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Doctors Urge Limits on Kids' Texts, Tweets, Internet

1:36 PM, Oct 28, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics has new advice many kids will find hard to swallow: It wants limits on tweeting, texting and other social media.

How Affordable Care Act Subsidies Work

6:58 PM, Oct 25, 2013

Those who qualify can get federal subsidies to offset the cost of a health insurance plan through healthcare.gov.

Democrats Now Want 'Obamacare' Delayed

2:45 PM, Oct 24, 2013

A growing number of the president's allies are worried about political fallout from glitches in the administration's health insurance website.

McAfee Says He Spurned Request on HealthCare.gov

2:34 PM, Oct 24, 2013

John McAfee said he turned down a request from a House committee to remedy HealthCare.gov because it has "no interest in fixing anything."

Government Did Not Test Health Care Site as Needed

2:31 PM, Oct 24, 2013

Not enough tests were performed on the HealthCare.gov website by the government and its contractors before the site was launched Oct. 1, a Department of Health and Human Services official said Thursday.

Ind. Woman Who Donated Kidney Weds Organ Recipient

11:40 AM, Oct 24, 2013

A central Indiana woman who promised to donate one of her kidneys to a man she barely knew has married him three years after his successful transplant surgery.

Tests Suggest Baby Born With HIV May Be Cured

10:48 AM, Oct 24, 2013

Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in a Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus. It's a medical first that has prompted a study to test early aggressive treatment in other babies born with HIV.

Obama's Team to Clarify Health Care Penalties

9:52 AM, Oct 24, 2013

Simply put: People who wait until the end of the initial enrollment period - March 31 - will not be penalized.

Kansas Company Recalls Nearly 23K Pounds of Meat

3:00 PM, Oct 23, 2013

Reser's Fine Foods in Topeka, Kan., is recalling about 22,800 pounds of potentially bacteria-tainted chicken, ham and beef products.

House Dems Worried By Health Law Rollout Woes

11:17 AM, Oct 23, 2013

House Democrats are worried about persistent problems with the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law - and one says the president needs to "man up" and fire those responsible.

FDA Warns Pet Owners of Dangerous Jerky Treats

10:56 AM, Oct 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is asking dog and cat owners to report any problems their pets have had after eating jerky pet treats.

New MCCG Robotics Procedure Helps Throat Cancer Patients

7:20 PM, Oct 22, 2013

A new surgical procedure at the Medical Center is giving throat cancer patients a second chance. However, there are still some questions about how effective the technology really is.


 

Changes, Updates to Healthcare.Gov After Technical Problems

5:57 PM, Oct 21, 2013

President Obama addressed technical problems on the healthcare.gov website, promising changes and solutions.

Bibb Deputies Arrest Man Carrying 500 Ecstasy Tabs

According to a news release, Bibb investigators were tipped off by "an agency in the Atlanta Metro area" that Smart would be traveling to Macon in a 1999 Ford F-150. 

4:12 PM, Sep 24, 2012

Macon Police Want to Question Man in Lafayette Drive Homicide

A police news release says Bobby Lee Fordham, Jr., may have more information on the case.

2:36 PM, May 29, 2012

What Drivers Can, Can't Do Under Georgia's New Anti-Texting Law

It's day two of Georgia's "no-texting while driving" ban. The new law prohibits drivers from texting and using other kinds of text based communication behind the wheel.

6:24 PM, Jul 2, 2010

Macon Police: Gang Feud Caused String Of Drive-By Shootings

Macon police say a gang feud that has lasted more than two years, caused a string of drive-by shootings in March.  Macon Police Sgt. Timothy Moore says all of the shootings happened in the Village Green neighborhood.  Police have arrested five gang members, including three juveniles involved in the shootings. 

 

2:24 AM, Apr 7, 2010

New Details on Macon Teen Shootings

New details emerged Monday in the shootings that claimed the life of 16-year old Arquentris Fountain and wounded two others.

7:17 PM, Aug 29, 2011

Georgia Drops Second Game to North Carolina, 8-4

North Carolina used two inside-the-park homers to beat the Peach State girls.

11:10 PM, Jul 26, 2013

Central Georgia Couple Captures Video of Erupting Volcano

Tom Wellman and his wife say they got the surprise of their life while spending the Christmas holiday in Costa Rica.

7:40 PM, Jan 5, 2010

Robber Assaults Macon Store Clerk

Police say the armed man entered the store with a bandana over his face.

1:47 PM, Nov 4, 2013

Drunk Driving Simulator Comes to Georgia College

Students at Georgia College got a first-hand look at what it's like to drive drunk. The national "Save A Life Tour" came to the Milledgeville campus Wednesday.

7:57 AM, Oct 24, 2013

Peach State College Football Scores

Scores from colleges and universities across the Peach State.

9:22 PM, Oct 12, 2013

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