Stories by Tom Corwin

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Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

GRMC looks to change lease, rent

MCG Health Inc., is asking for a 40-year-lease instead of a series of 10-year leases that is continually renewed. The lease length is to coincide with refinancing of about $48 million.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Early-onset Alzheimer's patients want group

Gary Lentz was only 55 in 2007 when he was diagnosed with early-onset frontotemporal dementia, a somewhat rare disorder related to Alzheimer's disease. 
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

New health director has Augusta ties

Taking the job as the new director for the East Central Public Health District in Augusta is like a homecoming for Dr. Stephen Goggans.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Students want more Georgia residencies

Second-year student Katherine Menezes has a time to decide what kind of medicine she wants to practice. Whether she would lean toward practicing in Georgia could depend on getting a residency to ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

CDC: Women lack screening, vaccine

About 12,000 women are diagnosed each year and about 4,000 die from cervical cancer, said Dr. Ileana Arias, deputy principal director for the CDC.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Huckaby: GRU consolidation put almost $16 million into academics

Should GRU President Ricardo Azziz decide to leave for another position, it will not be an “acrimonious” process to negotiate the end of his contract.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Georgia law gives power to quarantine

In Georgia, the law allows the health department to "isolate and treat persons afflicted with a communicable disease who are either unable or unwilling to observe the department's rules and ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Med school needs black males

Alex Gilmore is one of nine in his class of 230 at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, which is a decline from 13 the year before, and blacks decreased overall from last year ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Doctors, University get top mark for safety

Doctors and University both earned an "A" grade from Leapfrog, which rated 2,520 hospitals nationwide in its Fall 2014 Safety Score Report for Hospitals.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Deal issues Ebola traveler restrictions

Georgia's policy is similar to CDC's recommendations but requires those considered high-risk to be quarantined at a facility.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Study looks for stress-salt solutions

Dr. Gregory Harshfield, the director of the Georgia Prevention Institute at Geor­gia Regents University, and colleagues have a five-year, $10.7 million grant to try to explain what causes ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Heart deaths decline but at different rates

In the Augusta area, Columbia County showing the second-largest decline while Burke County was among the least improved, according to data from the CDC-affiliated study, which focused on Southern ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Ebola scares find hospitals ready

Both University Hospital and Georgia Regents Medical Center said they were already prepared to use a higher level of personal protective equipment than even the Centers for Disease Control and ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Upscale addiction treatment facility opens

The facility off Bennock Mill Road is a cutting-edge residential addiction treatment facility, combining evidence-based treatment and wellness approaches like diet and personalized exercise ...
By Tom Corwin

Georgia to monitor potential Ebola travelers

The new screening comes on the heels of a decision to funnel all of the travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to one of five airports where CDC and airports are conducting enhanced ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Azziz UNLV president finalist

Ricardo Azziz, who has been mentioned in the past for other open university positions in Florida and Texas, is one of three finalists for the position.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Georgia rural hospitals in danger of closing

Eight rural hospitals in Georgia already closed or downsized and another 15 are teetering on the brink of closure and could be gone in the next year or two, a group representing rural hospitals said.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Education commons allows future growth

With two 300-seat classrooms, significantly larger than what either the dental or medical school had before, the $76 million building will allow for expansion of those classes in the future.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

New education building at GRU opens

The J. Harold Harrison MD Education Commons Building has its grand opening Thursday.
By Tom Corwin

CDC says Texas Ebola case should not have flown

A second Texas health care worker who tested positive Tuesday night for Ebola flew the day before from Cleveland to Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
By Tom Corwin

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More Americans traveling this holiday season

You might want to get a head start to Grandma's house this year. It appears more Americans - 98.6 million - will be traveling this holiday season than ever.
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