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Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Georgia bucks trend on drug deaths

While nationally the rate has been increasing, Georgia has actually been heading in the opposite direction.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Primary care grants come to Augusta clinics

Christ Community Health Services in Augusta will get $207,960 for the two-year grant period and Medical Associates Plus at Belle Terrace will get $200,156.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Space storms to hit today, early Saturday

A couple of eruptions on the sun earlier this week sent geomagnetic storms racing toward Earth that are expected to hit one after the other with the biggest impact today.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Local West Nile case prompts spraying

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list six "neuroinvasive disease" cases for Georgia this year from West Nile, including one in Richmond County.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

CDC: Kids eating too much salt

In its monthly Vital Signs report, the CDC said more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. are consuming too much sodium, well above the recommended level.
By Tom Corwin

GRU study could explain autism gender gap

New research at Georgia Regents University could help explain why males lare much more likely to develop autism, and could provide a potential treatment. 
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Virus likely in Augusta already

A rash of seriously ill children in Augusta is likely part of a national outbreak of an uncommon strain of a summer virus, though it has not been confirmed.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Women want greater ovarian cancer awareness

Though September is designated as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, it shares the distinction with prostate cancer, childhood cancer, childhood obesity, sickle cell and other conditions. 
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Slow health growth will accelerate

Health care spending in the U.S. grew last year at a near historically low rate but is expected to pick up this year and over the coming decade due to expanded coverage through the Affordable Care ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

CDC: Ebola virus is the world's problem

Dr. Tom Frieden held a teleconference to recount his experiences from touring affected countries and called experienced volunteers with expertise to get involved.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Lincolnton 17-year-old drowns in cove

Many in Lincoln County were in mourning after the weekend drowning of a teenager from a well-known family in Lincolnton.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

GR Health, Cerner ink $400 million deal

In another massive collaboration with a health care technology company, Georgia Regents Health System is entering into a $400 million deal with Cerner Corp. to provide all of its health care ...
By Tom Corwin

University to add Prompt Care in Aiken

Seeing a need for care in Aiken, University Hospital is moving to add a Prompt Care in Aiken.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Viagra, antioxidants might help patients with cystic fibrosis

Researchers at Georgia Regents University are investigating whether generic Viagra or antioxidants might help patients with cystic fibrosis exercise more.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Grant funds student's work in Africa

Brett Heimlich, an MD/PhD student at MCG at GRU, is headed to Africa for 10 months to help one of the poorest countries battle sickle cell disease.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Azziz gets doused for ALS

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of several faculty and students Friday and then issued his own challenge to Augusta Mayor-elect Hardie ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Icy challenge helps ALS patients

Donations can be made to the GRU ALS clinic and 80 percent of the money will stay in Augusta to help its patients.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Study finds HPV vaccine safe, effective

A vaccine against a very common sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer has proven safe and effective over eight years, a Georgia Regents University researcher said.
By Tom Corwin

Ebola preparations underway in Augusta

With disease outbreaks like the Ebola virus and the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, Georgia Regents Medical Center is now asking all patients about travel outside the country as a routine ...
By Tom Corwin

Trinity admits security breach

Chinese hackers stole information about patients from clinics and physicians associated with Trinity Hospital of Augusta in April, and again in June, the hospital said in a statement Monday.
By Tom Corwin

Top headlines

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.
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