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Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Plan for safety narrows street at GRU

A long anticipated renovation to the section of Laney-Walker Boulevard that runs through Georgia Regents University could finally be moving closer to getting underway.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Plan calls for GRU housing on Health Sciences campus

New student housing for Georgia Regents University will go to the Health Sciences campus downtown while the Summerville campus and its surrounding neighborhood will remain largely untouched.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Committee to search for MCG's Athens dean

A search committee to find a new dean for the Athens branch campus of Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University was announced.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Hospital appeal set for June

The hearing for the appeal of the state's decision to award a license to Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a hospital in Columbia County won't begin until June 22, much later than first ...
By Tom Corwin

Augusta health care signups near 20,000

As of Jan. 30, nearly 7.5 million had enrolled in the 37 states using the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, which includes Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Another 2.4 million enrolled in ...
By Tom Corwin

Deadline looming to sign up for Obamacare

To raise awareness about the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance, the Enroll America bus campaign will make a stop at the Medical Associates Plus @ Belle Terrace clinic Wednesday night.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Documents shed light on Azziz resignation

Dr. Ricardo Azziz will get an additional $25,000 in support during a year of education leave that follows his resignation, and his salary after that year would be 65 percent of his current pay, or ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Augusta boy doing well on marijuana drug

Preston Weaver, the first to receive the marijuana-based drug Epidiolex through a clinical trial at Georgia Regents University, is getting bigger.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Group blasts children's hospital over in-house McDonald's

The children’s hospital was declared among “the six worst public hospital food environments” by the Physicians Committee for Re­spon­sible Medicine.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Male breast cancer focus of charity game

A charity basketball game and fundraiser will be held Feb. 7 at Greenbrier High School between The Harlem Legends and Cecil Herrin's Breast Cancer Warriors, which includes elected officials and ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

GR Health, University Hospital look at partnership

The two are already working together on some residencies and would like to expand more, but the two could also help each other respond to shrinking reimbursements now and in the future, University ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

GR Health increasing university support

Georgia Regents Health System is ahead of budget halfway through its fiscal year but needs to avoid a repeat of a slump in the next quarter that strained its finances last year, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Azziz leave plan $1.1 million

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz will get a paid year of leave plus a $470,000 one-time payment after he leaves the presidency, a package worth more than $1.1 million.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Azziz: Resignation is 'positive moment'

Saying he has finished “a very specific mission,” Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz resigned Thursday after nearly five years at the university.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Azziz expected to resign today

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz is expected to announce his resignation Thursday morning, according to a highly placed official at the university.
By Tom Corwin

Clinical Research Unit opens

The newly dedicated Clinical Research Unit at Children's Hospital of Georgia joins a Clinical Research Unit that had previously opened in Georgia Regents Medical Center.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Families show support for medical marijuana bill at Capitol

Many parents who rallied at the Georgia State Capitol said they were disappointed in Gov. Deal's lack of support for growing and creating the marijuana-derived oil in Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Thousands aim to shed pounds in challenge

In the seven previous years the Augusta Family Y has held the contest, nearly 9,500 people have lost almost 95,000 pounds altogether.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Boy gets prosthetic 'trooper' arm built by 3-D printer

Liam Porter got his new arm as part of an international effort to harness new technology to help those who need prosthetics they otherwise couldn't get.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Flu drops in Georgia but might return

The level of influenza-like activity plummeted in Georgia in one week, going from the highest level 10 to a low level of activity of 4, which "is quite a dramatic drop," said Dr. Patrick O'Neal.
By Tom Corwin
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Pearl the obese dog gradually losing weight

After six months in the care of DNA rescue and through a careful rehabilitation program, Pearl has lost 15.7 pounds, down from the 76.5 she weighed when she was found as a stray on Kensington ...
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