Stories by Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Breast cancer plagues 5 sisters

Of the 10 girls born into the Ficklin family of Warrenton, Ga., five have been diagnosed with breast cancer and one has already died.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

State proposes fixes for Gracewood

In its plan of correction, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities said it would hire at least nine additional administrators and revamp guidelines on injuries.
By Tom Corwin

Columbia County hospital ruling requires adjustments

The state says a proposed Columbia County hospital can be built only if the county ponies up 20 percent, which means the county must make a new commitment that could cost it more than $30 million.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Ebola epidemic could reach 1.4 million

But CDC Director Tom Frieden said a rapid response can stem the tide.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

MCG students spend summer in research

Seventy percent of first-year medical student Noah Koon's class spent their time in the summer research program, the first time more than half of a medical school class has done that, Medical ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

More than 14 million survived cancer

There are now more than 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and new treatments mean many more could be joining them.
By Tom Corwin

Georgia bucks trend on drug deaths

While nationally the rate has been increasing, Georgia has actually been heading in the opposite direction.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Primary care grants come to Augusta clinics

Christ Community Health Services in Augusta will get $207,960 for the two-year grant period and Medical Associates Plus at Belle Terrace will get $200,156.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Space storms to hit today, early Saturday

A couple of eruptions on the sun earlier this week sent geomagnetic storms racing toward Earth that are expected to hit one after the other with the biggest impact today.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Local West Nile case prompts spraying

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list six "neuroinvasive disease" cases for Georgia this year from West Nile, including one in Richmond County.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

CDC: Kids eating too much salt

In its monthly Vital Signs report, the CDC said more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. are consuming too much sodium, well above the recommended level.
By Tom Corwin

GRU study could explain autism gender gap

New research at Georgia Regents University could help explain why males lare much more likely to develop autism, and could provide a potential treatment. 
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Virus likely in Augusta already

A rash of seriously ill children in Augusta is likely part of a national outbreak of an uncommon strain of a summer virus, though it has not been confirmed.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Women want greater ovarian cancer awareness

Though September is designated as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, it shares the distinction with prostate cancer, childhood cancer, childhood obesity, sickle cell and other conditions. 
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Slow health growth will accelerate

Health care spending in the U.S. grew last year at a near historically low rate but is expected to pick up this year and over the coming decade due to expanded coverage through the Affordable Care ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

CDC: Ebola virus is the world's problem

Dr. Tom Frieden held a teleconference to recount his experiences from touring affected countries and called experienced volunteers with expertise to get involved.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Lincolnton 17-year-old drowns in cove

Many in Lincoln County were in mourning after the weekend drowning of a teenager from a well-known family in Lincolnton.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

GR Health, Cerner ink $400 million deal

In another massive collaboration with a health care technology company, Georgia Regents Health System is entering into a $400 million deal with Cerner Corp. to provide all of its health care ...
By Tom Corwin

University to add Prompt Care in Aiken

Seeing a need for care in Aiken, University Hospital is moving to add a Prompt Care in Aiken.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Viagra, antioxidants might help patients with cystic fibrosis

Researchers at Georgia Regents University are investigating whether generic Viagra or antioxidants might help patients with cystic fibrosis exercise more.
By Tom Corwin

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Faces of Survival: Breast Cancer Awareness Month series

Breast cancer has touched thousands of families across the Augusta area. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The Au­gus­ta Chronicle will be featuring ...
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