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Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

Sanitizer draws power from green tea extract

The new hand sanitizers called ProtecTeaV, which is already on the market and available through the company web site, Amazon.com and at area drug stores, is the 14th product developed by Hsu and ...
By Tom Corwin

Blue Cross to become sole provider in much of Georgia

In nearly two-thirds of the counties in the state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia will be the sole provider for anyone who wants to get insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It is a ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

'Brake' could be key to burning fat

A key gene that acts as a "brake" on an energy-burning type of fat could be key to understanding how to activate fat burning and potentially how to encourage fat burning in the body. An Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

University Hospital to add monitored beds

University's boards voted to spend nearly $4 million to add capacity, including $2.1 million to replace its core monitoring system.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Paine convocation welcomes students, but fewer there

Paine College senior Corinthians Brown was among the students and faculty and staff members who packed Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel on Wednesday for the fall convocation. 
By Tom Corwin

Deadly infections preceded by accelerated aging

In its monthly Vital Signs report, the CDC called attention to sepsis, a systemic infection that can overload the body's defenses, cause organ failure, and leads to death in 15-30 percent of ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 22, 2016

VA spinal cord research looks at fractures

Dr. Laura Carbone at the Augusta VA recently received a grant from the Department of Defense to look at who might be at increased risk for these fractures, and what might be the best way to screen ...
By Tom Corwin

Paine program prepares students for health careers

The MAPS chapter at Paine started in February and is associated with the nearby Student National Medical Association chapter at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

AUMC's low rating doesn't reflect reality, doctors say

Physicians are decrying the poor rating that AU Medical Center and other academic medical centers recently received in Medicare's Hospital Compare star rating system, saying it doesn't take into ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Aug 14, 2016

Student overcomes brain tumor, aftermath

When she awoke from her coma, Alyssa Haddon didn't recognize her family and couldn't speak or move her right side. She would not only overcome the impact of removing a large brain tumor but also ...
By Tom Corwin

Augusta woman takes Thailand trip to work with elephants

A trip this summer to Thailand to care for elephants and other animals there is helping a young Augusta woman cement her desire to work with animals.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

MCG becoming more diverse in statewide role

Over the last four years, the medical school has increased its number and percentage of black and Hispanic students by 311 percent and 109 percent respectively, or a collective 200 percent ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Hospitals push breast milk benefits

Tiny Odin Scarborough arrived eight weeks early at University Hospital but after a little more than two weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit he was ready to head home Thursday. 
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

AU research looks at cellular debris in trauma cases

Dr. Camilla Ferreira Wenceslau recently received a five-year, $1 million grant to study systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), a reaction to trauma that is the cause of a large percentage ...
By Tom Corwin

Chancellor announces retirement

In a statement released by the system, Hank Huckaby said he will step down Dec. 31 after having served as Chancellor for more than five years.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

University implants new absorbable heart stent

Big Daddy was flat on his back in a bed at Uni­versity Hospital on Monday afternoon, but he had a smile on his face. "I feel great, I really do," said Larry Johnson, 74, of Evans.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016

New AUMC CEO plans to be visible and involved

Those who work at AU Medical Center will not have to wonder whether Lee Ann Liska has started yet as the hospital’s new CEO.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016

Paine gets more time for appeal

Paine had asked for more time because, among other things, Provost Cheryl Evans-Jones had major surgery and is still out recuperating, said college President Samuel Sullivan, who has had to deal ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

Paine staff sees 10 percent cut

In addition to announcing the elimination of 15 positions reported earlier by the Augusta Chronicle, the college said faculty and staff members making above minimum wage would receive a 10 percent ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Therapy could be guided 'missile' against cancer

Augusta University researchers likened the platform to a missile that can deliver multiple warheads and potentially be adapted to other cancers and other mechanisms tumors use to grow, spread and ...
By Tom Corwin
 
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