Stories by Tom Corwin

Marijuana-based drug works differently

Georgia Regents University and the state of Georgia have worked for months to land a marijuana-derived drug clinical trial for children with difficult seizure disorders. 
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Science, art teach kids about cells

Some youths are learning this week about a unique combination of science and art called "Living Clay - Exploring and Sculpting Cells." It is a collaboration between GRU and Tire City Potters.
By Tom Corwin

Millions gain coverage, but Georgia lags behind

Gaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year allowed the uninsured rate nationally to drop. But in places such as Georgia that did not expand Medicaid, the uninsured rate remains high, ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Deal pushes for marijuana drug trials at GRU

Georgia children with difficult to treat seizures will get access to a marijuana-derived oil in a clinical trial through Georgia Regents University perhaps as soon as this month, or at least by ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 7, 2014

Marijuana drugmaker to meet at GRU

Gov. Deal and the British manufacturer of a marijuana-derived drug will meet Tuesday at Georgia Regents University to discuss the possibility of clinical trials.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Each hospital touts site, finds fault with opposing plans

Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Georgia Regents Medical Center and University Hospital have all submitted requests for a Certificate of Need to build a 100-bed hospital in Columbia County, the ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Deep in thought? No, thanks, some say

Just sitting and thinking was not enjoyable for many people and some would rather give themselves an electric shock than sit idly by, a new study found.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Don't get burned by holiday bonfire

Besides fireworks, bonfires can also be a source of summer burns, particularly if there is drinking and carelessness around the fire, said Dr. Fred Mullins, the medical director of the Joseph M. ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Heat waves will kill more in future, experts say

The advocacy group Natural Resources Defense Council experts cited different summertime annoyances that will worsen as global temperatures continue to rise.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, June 28, 2014

New trauma designation challenged

A push by Doctors Hos­pital to be designated a trauma center could end up costing patients an automatic $9,900 once they step through the door of Doctors, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, June 27, 2014

Long wait for new valve 'club' is over

The valve replacement is where a catheter is threaded up through an artery in the groin into the heart to deliver a new valve that fits in place over the diseased one.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, June 26, 2014

University cruises while GRHS falters

Georgia Regents found itself at the end of May with about $15.5 million behind budget. University, on the other hand, was $3.4 million ahead of budget and $13.4 million ahead.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Health expert to 'coach' community

Stephanie Johnson, an associate researcher with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, will be speak on how to make Augusta healthier.
By Tom Corwin

Medical students produce at event

The Veggie Truck Market is held Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.. through October and is sponsored by students from Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta Locally Grown and ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 23, 2014

Former dean at GRU leaves behind legacy

Former College of Dental Medicine dean Connie Drisko leaves behind a very tangible legacy at Georgia Regents University. Drisko, 73, died Sunday after battling leukemia.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Stem cell trial could heal hearts

A clinical trial at Georgia Regents Medical Center is testing whether dosing the heart with specially manipulated stem cells can help heal the damage from heart failure and improve function.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Immunotherapy promising for cancer

While clinical trials are still ongoing, using the immune system to target cancer and block the "checkpoints" that halt the immune response are already showing results, a researcher at Georgia ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Marijuana-derived drug Epidiolex shows promise; drug could be tested at Georgia Regents University

A marijuana-derived drug that might be tested at Georgia Regents University showed success in patients with hard-to-treat seizures.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 16, 2014

Doctors Hospital files to build in Evans

Doctors Hos­pital of Augusta filed Monday to build a hospital in the county, the third Augusta hospital to do so.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Boy recovering after snake bite

A 5-year-old boy had to receive medical treatment after being bitten by a copperhead snake Monday.
By Tom Corwin

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Marijuana-based drug works differently

Georgia Regents University and the state of Georgia have worked for months to land a marijuana-derived drug clinical trial for children with difficult seizure disorders. 
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