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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.

Macon Police Charge Five With Forgery, ID Theft

They say the FBI, the IRS and Secret Service were all involved in investigating "a major criminal enterprise."

12:06 PM, Jun 20, 2012

Macon Church Members ask Police to Retrieve Pastor's Cadillac

Members of a Macon church have asked police to help them get the church's Cadillac back from a former pastor.

4:54 PM, Nov 3, 2009

Centerville Man Sent to Pa. to Face Federal Charges

 A federal judge in Macon sent a Hussein Ali Asfour to Philadelphia to face charges of buying and shipping about 7,000 stolen cell phones.  He's charged in connection with an alleged international weapons-trafficking scheme.

12:51 PM, Nov 25, 2009

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

Casey Anthony: The Overlooked Evidence

For weeks, Casey Anthony sat at her murder trial with her defense team anxiously waiting for prosecutors to drop a bombshell: computer evidence, the state would argue, showing Anthony researched how to kill with poison and suffocation on the same afternoon her daughter, Caylee, was killed by poison and suffocation.

2:04 PM, Nov 21, 2012

Four Charged With Trying to Buy Pills in Dublin

Four people were arrested at a Dublin Wal-Mart after trying to use pill prescriptions from a Florida pain clinic that was raided by federal agents the same day, according to the GBI.

2:40 PM, Feb 11, 2011

WR Man Gets Double Life Sentence for Rape

Erik Mize is also charged with murder in a separate Warner Robins case. DA Kelly Burke vows to prosecute that case "vigorously and passionately" as well.

 


11:04 AM, Aug 27, 2009

Jobless Rate Rises in Macon

The increase is three-tenths of a percentage point higher than April's rate.

6:43 AM, Jun 21, 2012

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