Stories by Tom Corwin

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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Georgia to monitor potential Ebola travelers

The new screening comes on the heels of a decision to funnel all of the travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to one of five airports where CDC and airports are conducting enhanced ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Azziz UNLV president finalist

Ricardo Azziz, who has been mentioned in the past for other open university positions in Florida and Texas, is one of three finalists for the position.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Georgia rural hospitals in danger of closing

Eight rural hospitals in Georgia already closed or downsized and another 15 are teetering on the brink of closure and could be gone in the next year or two, a group representing rural hospitals said.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Education commons allows future growth

With two 300-seat classrooms, significantly larger than what either the dental or medical school had before, the $76 million building will allow for expansion of those classes in the future.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

New education building at GRU opens

The J. Harold Harrison MD Education Commons Building has its grand opening Thursday.
By Tom Corwin

CDC says Texas Ebola case should not have flown

A second Texas health care worker who tested positive Tuesday night for Ebola flew the day before from Cleveland to Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

GRU moves closer to 650 new student beds

The Board of Regents will vote on rankings for a management firm to oversee creation of at least 3,000 student housing beds at seven institutions, including GRU.
By Tom Corwin

CDC monitors caregivers for Ebola, creates response team

After a nurse who cared for an Ebola patient in Dallas became infected, 76 colleagues who might have had contact with the same patient are being monitored.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Second Ebola case, drill prompts review

Two Augusta hospitals said their systems to respond to a suspected case have already been tested and done well, but they are also reviewing protocols now.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

CDC announces enhanced screening for Ebola

In an attempt to pick up any potential Ebola cases, travelers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea would be subject to additional questioning about potential contacts with the virus at ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Health care plan costs may decrease

With nearly double the number of plans available during open enrollment beginning next month under the Affordable Care Act, costs of coverage will likely go down.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

50 people in Dallas monitored for Ebola

There are now 50 people in Dallas being monitored daily for signs they might have contracted the Ebola virus, although only 10 are considered at higher risk of developing the disease, health ...
By Tom Corwin

2nd enrollment period coming

The second enrollment period for the health care law often referred to as Obamacare will begin in less than 50 days on Nov. 15 and experts expect it to be much different than the first.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Several monitored in Texas Ebola case

Authorities in Texas are continuing to assess about 100 people who might have had contact with the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States and are essentially quarantining four people ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

GRU forum tackles Ebola issues

A day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. in a traveler from Liberia, the university hosted a forum Wednesday night on the ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Breast cancer plagues 5 sisters

Of the 10 girls born into the Ficklin family of Warrenton, Ga., five have been diagnosed with breast cancer and one has already died.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

State proposes fixes for Gracewood

In its plan of correction, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities said it would hire at least nine additional administrators and revamp guidelines on injuries.
By Tom Corwin

Columbia County hospital ruling requires adjustments

The state says a proposed Columbia County hospital can be built only if the county ponies up 20 percent, which means the county must make a new commitment that could cost it more than $30 million.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Ebola epidemic could reach 1.4 million

But CDC Director Tom Frieden said a rapid response can stem the tide.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

MCG students spend summer in research

Seventy percent of first-year medical student Noah Koon's class spent their time in the summer research program, the first time more than half of a medical school class has done that, Medical ...
By Tom Corwin

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Court rules in probation case

ATLANTA -- The Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision this morning concluding that it is legal for local courts to contract with private companies to supervise offenders on probation for minor ...
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