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Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

$2.5 million gift boosts pediatric cancer research at GRU

Press On, the foundation founded by families whose children have cancer, announced that major gift Thursday to Georgia Regents University Cancer to help push pediatric cancer research and treatment
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Most in US have higher 'heart age,' CDC says

In an effort to get Americans to focus on preventable risk factors that put them at greater risk of heart disease, the CDC took a first-ever national look at "heart age."
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Doctors Hospital, Georgia Southern team up

Doctors Hospital announced Monday that it is creating a marketing partnership with Georgia Southern Uni­versity's athletic department to be its official health care partner for the Augusta area.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Georgia Regents, University see need for partners

After his first health system board meeting, CEO and GRU President Brooks Keel said he met with University CEO Jim Davis about a week ago.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Chinese boy meets potential family, gets care in Augusta

There was widespread response to an Augusta Chronicle story about Noah, who has been in Evans for four weeks with the Drafts family so that he could meet potential adoptive families, with ...
By Tom Corwin

Cooler, wetter winter might be on the way

A strong El Nino weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean could signal a wetter, cooler winter than normal for the Southeast, Georgia's top climatologist said.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015

China to get disaster course from GRU foundation

A foundation at Georgia Regents University soon could be spreading training across the most populous country in the world about how to respond to disasters.
By Tom Corwin

Alzheimer's deaths increased in 2014

A report prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statisticsy shows a greater rise in death rates for Alzheimer's.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Christ Health adds dental at historic home

Christ Community Health Services announced Friday it is renovating its second and third floors to add a physical therapy suite and an eight-chair dental clinic.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Storey name will grace GRU cancer center

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the naming of the M. Bert Storey Cancer Research Building at Georgia Regents University after Sto­rey and others pledged $9 million ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Centers fill health care gaps in Augusta

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the center is getting more than $920,000 to open a new clinic in Keysville, part of $169 million through the Affordable Care Act.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Harrison Scholars grateful for support

There are 12 Harrison Scholars in the incoming class at Medical College of Georgia, funded out of a $66 million gift the Harrison family made to MCG Foundation, where Dr. J. Harold Harrison had ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Veteran reflects on his 100 years

He fondly recalls his childhood in Italy but ask Dante Antonacci the lessons of his life as he approaches his 100th birthday and he has a simple answer: "I lucked in, becoming an American," he said.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

CDC warns of bad bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a "call to action" that the U.S. needs to address the increasing spread of C. diff and other deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Trinity Hospital now part of new subsidiary

Trinity Hospital of Augusta is one of 38 hospitals being spun off by its parent company into a new subsidiary that will focus on smaller markets.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 30, 2015

CDC says more HPV vaccination needed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the rates of vaccination for those ages 13-17 for three recommended adolescent vaccines against HPV, meningitis and pertussis or whooping cough.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pharmacy residency added

Georgia Regents Medical Center got a $40,000 grant this year to add another first-year pharmacy residency position but more are needed across the country, the American Society of Health-System ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Affordable Care Act led to improved health care, study finds

Not only did the Affordable Care Act allow millions to gain insurance coverage, but it actually resulted in better access to care and in fewer people reporting poor health, a new study found.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 27, 2015

Keel pledges to have university work with Augusta

Georgia Regents University and Augusta are on a “two-way street” where they should work together to become great, new GRU President Brooks Keel said.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Man's life changed by Americans with Disabilities Act

Sam Creech remembers special education classes that were little more than "a step up from day care." Now he credits the Americans with Disa­bil­ities Act with making his three degrees ...
By Tom Corwin
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