Stories by Tom Corwin

CDC says more HPV vaccination needed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the rates of vaccination for those ages 13-17 for three recommended adolescent vaccines against HPV, meningitis and pertussis or whooping cough.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pharmacy residency added

Georgia Regents Medical Center got a $40,000 grant this year to add another first-year pharmacy residency position but more are needed across the country, the American Society of Health-System ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Affordable Care Act led to improved health care, study finds

Not only did the Affordable Care Act allow millions to gain insurance coverage, but it actually resulted in better access to care and in fewer people reporting poor health, a new study found.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 27, 2015

Keel pledges to have university work with Augusta

Georgia Regents University and Augusta are on a “two-way street” where they should work together to become great, new GRU President Brooks Keel said.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Man's life changed by Americans with Disabilities Act

Sam Creech remembers special education classes that were little more than "a step up from day care." Now he credits the Americans with Disa­bil­ities Act with making his three degrees ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Incoming medical students take EMT training

Medical College of Georgia started a pilot program this summer with about 20 incoming students to put them through 150 hours of EMT training and get them certified before they even begin classes.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Concerns raised over kidney disease, diabetes

A group that helps fund kidney disease treatment is raising awareness about risk factors. Richmond County's lack of diabetes monitoring only adds to that concern, an official said.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 20, 2015

New GRU president talks of building relationships

The office walls were bare and there were few books on the shelf Mon­day for new Georgia Regents Uni­ver­sity President Brooks Keel as he paused during his first day. "It's a blank slate," he ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Transplant patient finds kidney problems run in family

It wasn't until kidney problems surfaced for W. Frank Wal­ker, 65, that he really began exploring his father's side of the family and turned up a terrible history of kidney disease leading to ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, July 17, 2015

GRU clinic serves farmworkers

The College of Dental Medicine was one of the schools at Georgia Regents University supplying students, employees and faculty for the 10th annual health screenings Friday at Costa Layman Farms ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Burn survivor looking ahead to career as coach

Connor McKemey has gone from nearly dying from horrible burns all over his body to now envisioning a career motivating others on and off the lacrosse field.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

GRU Cancer Center expansion to break ground soon, official says

A groundbreaking on the expansion of GRU's current research building, which will include a three-story space above Laney-Walker Boulevard, is probably about a month away.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, July 10, 2015

Heart disease survivor pens new book

Dr. Sarah Ferguson has chronicled her journey and the faith that inspired her and sustained her in a new book, "A Killer Within: Down But Not Out." It comes out Wednesday.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bikers rally around injured rider

The Knights of the Inferno Firefighters Motorcycle Club, a group of firefighters, emergency personnel and their friends, will hold a blood drive for Ronny Rider from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Keel approved as new GRU president

As he assumes the presidency of Georgia Regents University, Augusta native Brooks Keel will be coming home to family and to a community where he grew up and started his education.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Board should release other GRU finalists, attorney says

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel could be confirmed Wednesday as the next president of Georgia Regents University but because the university system did not disclose the other ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Hospital makes changes to reduce worker injuries

Nurses and nurses' aides are among the most likely to get injured on the job, and the federal government will be getting a lot tougher on health care facilities where those injuries occur.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Georgia Regents boards of directors approved continuing operational budget

While they await the arrival of their new chairman, who will also be the next president of Georgia Regents University, the boards that govern the health system passed a continuing budget ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Augusta native in line to lead GRU

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel is the lone finalist to replace Ricardo Azziz as president of Georgia Regents University.
By Tom Corwin

Appeal hearing over Columbia County hospital ends

Testimony concluded Mon­­day in the appeals hearing over the granting of a certificate of need to Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a 100-bed hospital in Columbia County.
By Tom Corwin
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