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Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Paine says standards unfair, expert says school needs to make case

Paine College claims its accrediting body is biased against small private colleges like Paine and is using arbitrary financial standards to get rid of those schools, some of which are historically ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Questions linger about former president's stewardship of Paine

According to a lawsuit Paine filed against the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Paine faced a $10 million budget shortfall when George Bradley left.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Guide will help athlete in Augusta Ironman

It is often the tandem bike that Caroline Gaynor and Tina Ament ride when competing in triathlons that gets the attention of the crowds.
By Tom Corwin

ALS Walk benefits clinic, patients

The Beat Feet for ALS walk begins with registration at 8 a.m. and an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Riverwalk Augusta.
By Tom Corwin

Shepeard now testing for Zika virus

A day ahead of its mandate, Shepeard Community Blood Center in Augusta began testing blood donations Thursday for the Zika virus.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

AU on path to getting new building

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved $4.5 million as part of its Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Request for design of a College of Science and Math Building.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016

Paine to remain accredited, alleges bias

Paine College will remain accredited and on probation after reaching an agreement with its accrediting body after the college filed a lawsuit Monday morning.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

Obscure gene could point to kidney cancer

A rarely studied gene could point to why black men have higher rates of kidney cancer and might provide a way of identifying a cancer for which there are no current screenings, researchers at ...
By Tom Corwin

AUMC ER doc finalist for 'Ultimate Guy'

Dr. Jedidiah Ballard, an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Augusta University, is one of three finalists for the annual "Ultimate Guy Search" by Men's Health magazine.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

University upgrades robot surgery unit

University's board voted last month to spend $1.9 million to buy the latest version, the da Vinci Xi, and while it is waiting on delivery the company, Intuitive Surgical Inc., brought by a ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Hospital wants to improve line placement

It might involve a different technique when placing a crucial central line catheter using ultrasound, but AU Medical Center is going to make sure its residents are going to do it the right way. ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

CDC: Millions skipping heart meds

In its monthly Vital Signs report, the CDC found that while 70 percent of people aged 65 and older have high blood pressure - about 75 million Americans - only about half or 41 million Americans ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Paine appeal could turn on longterm outlook

Because Paine was to be removed solely for financial reasons, it can present new evidence of financial viability, and it did.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Paine leaders feel prepared for appeal hearing

As it prepares to go before a committee and appeal to keep its accreditation, Paine College officials are still working on securing another loan or line of credit to improve its balance sheet but ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

Paine prays over leaders ahead of appeal

Paine officials will present the school's case to save its accreditation Monday before an appeals committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

AU pay change will be 'tough'

A federally mandated change in pay will switch about 800 employees at Augusta University and its health system from salary to hourly employees and will result in only a partial paycheck for them ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Blood center in 'crisis' over platelet shortage

With disruption from Tropical Storm Hermine and the long Labor Day weekend, supplies in Augusta for a vital blood product dwindled to nothing, officials with the Shepeard Community Blood Center said.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Augusta leaders rally around Paine

Calling itself the Augusta Committee to Help Paine College, about 30 business and community leaders got a candid synopsis of Paine's financial troubles and what has happened under President Samuel ...
By Tom Corwin

Less salt could mean less inflammation

Reducing sodium intake can reduce blood pressure and is at the heart of public health campaigns to get people to reduce salt in their diets.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

Trinity Hospital gets telemedicine system for stroke cases

The REACH system, a two-way video and audio system that connects a remote neurologist with an emergency room, was developed in 2003 at the Medical College of Georgia.
By Tom Corwin
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