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Thursday, June 23, 2016

AU symposium looks at Alzheimer efforts

Augusta University will host a daylong symposium Saturday to help educate people about the disease and what work is being done to combat it in the Augusta region.
By Tom Corwin

Paine fate decided in August

According to the official decision posted Thursday, Paine was removed from membership because it failed to meet financial standards that it "has a sound financial base and financial stability to ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Child poverty continues to plague Georgia

Georgia fell slightly in an annual ranking of how children and families fare as the state continues to be plagued by a high percentage of children in poverty and parents without a secure job.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Paine wants to earn trust back

As Paine College fights to keep its accreditation, it knows it needs to earn back the trust of some donors with sound fiscal management, and that has already begun, the chairman-elect of the board ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, June 17, 2016

Researcher looks at diabetes in pregnancy

Dr. Jennifer Thompson has received a five-year, $1 million Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health to look at gestational diabetes and its effect on offspring.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Paine will appeal recommendation to discontinue accreditation, say school officials

Paine College has been recommended to lose its accreditation after its accrediting agency found the struggling college did not meet standards.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

AU tumor bank ready to share more nationally

As part of the National Cancer Moonshot and the President's Precision Medicine Initiative, the National Cancer Institute has launched Genomic Data Commons to "centralize, standardize and make ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 13, 2016

GRU comes down, AU to go up

The program is starting with the Annex because it is the easiest building to access that has a large illuminated sign and would cause the least disruption for patients and employees, according to ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Paine will learn accreditation status

Paine College will learn its fate this week: The troubled school will either be taken off two years of probation by its accrediting agency or will lose its accreditation altogether, according to ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, June 10, 2016

Be careful in high heat and humidity, experts say

Today marks the beginning for the first stretch of high heat and humidity in the Augusta area so approach outdoor activities with caution, experts said.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Brain aneurysm couldn't prevent wedding

Even after a blood vessel burst in his fiancée's brain and she was rushed to the hospital, and even after emergency surgery, and even when he didn't know whether she would wake up and know who he ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Research seeks better drug for Parkinson's

Augusta University researchers are looking at a metabolite similar to established drugs that might have the protective effects on nerve cells without the significant side effects of the ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 6, 2016

Special team honors VA dead

Silence is part of the reverence the Honors Escort team provides for those who die at the Augusta VA hospitals. Monday's training was part of efforts to make sure all of the protocols are followed ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Searching for ways to shield kidneys from cancer drug

Water didn’t really play much of a role in Valerie Ferguson’s life until she became a cancer patient.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Survivor pushes walk for male cancers

The proceeds will benefit men with cancer being treated at Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University to include help with treatment, lodging and transportation.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Researchers seek cause of high lung pressure

There are currently no therapeutics that address pulmonary arterial hypertension, and most patients don't last five years after diagnosis, the researchers said.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Pardon Our Mess: Campaign signs still up

Though some races are going to a runoff in July, candidates whose races have been decided are responsible for removing those signs.
By Tom Corwin

New genetic test can help patients avoid chemo

The new genectic test looks at more risk genes, which gives doctors a better idea on whether chemotheraphy is needed.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hospital will buy nursing home facility

University Hospital is buying the Amara Health Care and Re­hab nursing home in Augusta to not only get its valuable state-li­censed beds but also help the hos­pital in the future with ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

VA official cites call to cleanup 'major problem' with consults

The government rested its case against Cathedral Henderson, who has pleaded not guilty to 50 counts of making false statements.
By Tom Corwin
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