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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

AU student recognized for cancer research

Amy Paschall was recently awarded the Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award for her work on immunotherapy.
By Tom Corwin

AU conference looks at disability desire disorder

Augusta University held one of the first conferences in the country Wednesday to address the condition known as body integrity identity disorder in which a person desires to be disabled and some ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, March 28, 2016

LGBT in Augusta applaud Deal veto

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's decision Monday to veto the "religious freedoms" bill many had feared would lead to discrimination against gay or transgender persons was applauded at a panel convened ...
By Tom Corwin

New dental clinic on the way for Christ Community Health

The funds will allow it to complete the renovation of the second and third floors of the home, with an eight-chair dental clinic on the third and physical therapy, community education and offices ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, March 26, 2016

AU event pushes for greater LGBT awareness

Better educating health care providers about transgender, gay and lesbian patients is part of Augusta University's Come Out for Health Week beginning Monday.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Augusta-area officers trained to stop bleeding

Using a concept that has saved lives on the battlefield, a number of area law enforcement agencies got training and free kits Thursday that could help stanch bleeding wounds and potentially save ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Allergies flaring during early season

Tree pollens are still hanging around and now other pollen producers like grasses are beginning to crank up, said Dr. William Dolen, interim division chief of allergy and immunology at Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, March 18, 2016

MCG gets 100 percent on Match Day

Reshma Reddy was part of a perfect Match Day for the Medical College of Georgia. In the annual tradition at medical schools nationwide, students learn which program best matched their list.
By Tom Corwin

Gene could be better target in breast cancer

In a study published today in the American Journal of Pathology, the researchers focus on gene GT198, a gene known to be involved in DNA repair and hormone receptor activation.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

More films flocking to Augusta

"The Reason" is just the first of possibly four or more films that could be shot in Augusta this year and is part of a burgeoning industry in the area and in the state, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Health rankings drop Augusta area counties

The 2016 County Health Rankings released today found Richmond County and most counties in the area faring poorly compared to others in Georgia and their overall rankings from the previous year ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mayor's Masters event to aid cancer center

The support comes at a time when the Augusta University center is reaching out into the community and could help it build into a regional and even statewide effort, Cancer Center Director Samir N. ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Georgia hopes new residency slots help with doctor shortage

There will be more opportunities this year for Georgia medical students to stay in Georgia for their crucial residency training, which increases the state's chance of retaining them as practicing ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, March 11, 2016

Perception problems could hinder people with autism

What might be different about those with autism spectrum disorder is an inability to create reliable "prior" experiences to guide their perceptions and an inability to be flexible interpreting ...
By Tom Corwin

Funds to help Augusta clinic fight painkiller abuse

An Augusta clinic will get $325,000 as part of a massive federal effort to address an epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse that has lead to an increase of drug overdose deaths across the ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Women might be at greater risk from hormones, fat

The research, funded by the American Heart Association, looks at the role of leptin, a hormone discovered in the mid-1990s that initially sparked a lot of interest because of its ability to signal ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Pardon Our Mess: Unfinished roadwork downtown

Unfinished construction at Eighth and Reynolds streets left a gravel-filled depression blocked off by orange cones and a nearby raised metal plate covering one lane.
By Tom Corwin

AU master plan sees athletic growth

Clint Bryant can step out of the front door of Christen­berry Fieldhouse and see a future soccer field and a new athletic building ahead in the fields before him, with more space for growth, ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rural health attracts MCG students

Students consider practicing in rural areas where medical specialties are lacking.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016

Law repeal could bring hospitals across borders

Both South Carolina and Georgia legislatures are contemplating bills that would do away with the state licensing program that restricts health care building and the addition of costly new services ...
By Tom Corwin
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