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Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Family files suit in girl's death in community care

More than two years after she died, the family of Christen Gordon is suing the caregivers, pediatrician and for-profit company entrusted with her care by the state of Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Flu already hits Georgia, South Carolina

While it is still too early to say if this will be a severe flu season, getting vaccinated now against it is a good idea, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

Pardon our mess: Tubman monument overgrown

The Tubman High School Alumni Association, which helped erect the monument to Emily Harvie Thomas Tubman, is concerned about overgrown trees and possible mildew and decay from the branches.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Group surprises Aiken boy with adaptive bike

The $800 adaptive bicycle given to 10-year-old Keyshawn Priester was a surprise from the Augusta Ambucs AmTryke program through a grant from the Walton Foundation for Independence.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Loss of state name concerns dental school

Soon after the name change to Augusta University, College of Dental Medicine Dean Carol Lefebvre said she heard from students concerned that the name Georgia no longer graces the state's only ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Boxing program designed to fight Parkinson's

The Rock Steady Boxing program finds boxing-based exercises can provide a number of benefits to patients, said Tambra Craven, a certified trainer who began Day One Fitness.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

University celebrates 100th heart procedure

University began offering the surgery in February 2013 but it took more than a year of work and planning before that to get the program going.
By Tom Corwin

Young breast cancer survivor group offers support

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins today, an estimated 231,480 women and 2,350 men in the U.S. will face the disease this year, the most common cause of cancer in women, the American Cancer ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Columbia County hospital ruling about growth

Columbia County is the state's largest county without a hospital, and at 140,000 people is more than twice as large as the next largest county without one, Walker County, Hearing Officer Ellwood ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

Columbia County hospital license properly awarded, judge rules

Georgia Regents Medical Center was correctly awarded a license to build a 100-bed hospital in Columbia County, an administrative law judge has ruled.
By Tom Corwin

Behavioral health still lacking in Augusta

Seven years after Congress passed the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 that required insurance coverage to provide equal benefits for behavioral health services, not much has ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

GRMC buys share of Columbia County surgery center

GRMC bought a 30 percent share in the surgery center, which is owned by the for-profit University Health Resources Inc., and a dozen physicians and podiatrists, said Ed Burr, senior vice president ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Experts see benefits to expanding Medicaid

The state of Georgia will eventually expand its Medicaid program "because the numbers are so compelling," a health care economist for Georgia State Univer­sity said Thursday at a policy forum ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Forum to address coverage gap, Medicaid

A policy forum is scheduled to present data about the coverage gap in Georgia and in the Augusta region because the state has refused to expand its Medicaid program.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Neuroscientist to appear on TV show 'Hack My Brain'

Dr. David Blake will be part of the episode To Crack a Safe on the show, Hack My Brain Season 2 at 10 p.m. on Tuesday on the Science Channel.
By Tom Corwin

Doctors hospital license lawsuit dismissed

After a hearing in Fulton County Superior Court, the judge found he lacked jurisdiction to rule on the challenge to the Georgia Department of Community Health's granting of a Certificate of Need ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Augusta University will take time on changes

With a single vote, Geor­gia Regents University was changed to Augusta Uni­ver­­sity this week, but don't expect to see a lot of visible evidence of the name change any time soon, ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Slight increase seen in health workers receiving flu shots

Health care workers made slight gains in getting their shots last flu season but still only about half of pregnant women were getting the recommended vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and ...
By Tom Corwin

IGRU fundraiser still works for Augusta University

The campaign logo was made obsolete by the renaming of Augusta University earlier this week, but the chairman of its annual community campaign expects the name change to help boost this year's ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Grant expands access to care

A new federal grant could translate to better access to care for those who need behavioral health or those seeking care in Wrens, the director of a community health center said Wednesday.
By Tom Corwin
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