Stories by Tom Corwin

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Watch your calories on Super Bowl Sunday

Food-laden parties around the big game have made it the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Children receive free dental care

The annual Give Kids A Smile event, which provides free dental care for underserved children, helped more than 100 children Friday.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

33,000 in Augusta get coverage under health care law

About 12.7 million people are enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act through federal and state marketplaces, including nearly 590,000 in Georgia and more than 33,000 in ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Georgia lags in health insurance for workers

An advocacy group said Georgia and other states that did not expand Medicaid lagged far behind others that did in providing health insurance to workers.
By Tom Corwin

Georgia Public Health confirms first Zika case

A woman who traveled to Colombia around the first of the year is Georgia’s first confirmed case of Zika virus infection, the Georgia Department of Public Health said.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

CDC warns of drinking risks when not on birth control

Millions of women of childbearing age could potentially put babies at risk by drinking and not using contraception, the Cen­ters for Disease Control and Pre­vention reported Tuesday.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Growth linked to moves, renovations

Moving a college, new buildings and a lot of renovation are all part of the master plan for Augusta University that will transform both campuses.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

University McDuffie bucks trend for small hospitals

A little over a year after moving into the brand new building off Interstate 20, University Hospital McDuffie is thriving and defying the trend for small hospitals in Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

AU health board looks at financial turnaround plan

Facing a $2.3 million deficit so far this year, the board that governs Augusta University's health system took stock Thursday of a turnaround plan that includes greater use of its pharmacies and ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Health care enrollment deadline looming

The deadline to enroll under the Af­for­dable Care Act is Sunday, or people could be facing a hefty fine when they pay their taxes next year.
By Tom Corwin

Northeast blood centers ask for help

With cities in the Northeast slammed by snow from the winter storm, blood centers there are appealing to their southern counterparts including Shepeard Community Blood Center in Augusta to help out.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Parkinson's Disease support group celebrates 25 years

As they gather to celebrate their 25th anniversary tonight, members can look back on thousands of dollars raised for research and insights gained that are still benefiting patients and their families.
By Tom Corwin

Azziz applies for North Dakota job

Former Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz applied to be the new president of the University of North Dakota but did not make the cut to be a finalist.
By Tom Corwin

Tiny tumor wracks woman's body with pain

Valerie Miller, 50, of Hephzibah, was diagnosed last year with tumor-induced osteomalacia, a very rare syndrome where a tumor leached phosphate from her bloodstream and caused intense pain ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Prairie voles show human-like consoling

Small social rodents can exhibit the kind of consoling behavior to others once thought to be strictly a human trait, researchers at Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center found.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Trot to Adopt helps adopting families

To help adopting families defray some of that cost, the Trot to Adopt 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday at Blanchard Woods Park.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

Conference speakers ready to discuss how digital world presents opportunity, danger

The broad theme of the conference is autonomy and is meant to show that Au­gus­ta and its people are in charge of shaping their future, said Eric Parker, a co-founder of the
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Meditation calms PTSD for veterans

Researchers at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and Augusta University recently published a study that showed that those suffering from PTSD did better on managing symptoms and medication use while ...
By Tom Corwin

Freedom Rider says job not done

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a Freedom Rider who served time at a notorious Mississippi prison farm for her activism, was the keynote speaker Friday at the Dr. Mar­tin Luther King Jr. Birthday ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

Miracle Making Ministries opens new clinic

As they celebrate opening a new 3,000-square-foot clinic building, how the sponsoring Miracle Making Ministries got it for a $500 investment is a story worthy of its name.
By Tom Corwin
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