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Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Nearly one in five in Georgia uninsured

A recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey found that at the end of 2014 Georgia had the second-worst uninsured rate at 19.1 percent. Texas topped the list at 24.4 percent.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

First meeting Thursday for GRU president search

The committee, led by Regent James Hull, of Augusta, will receive its formal charge that will outline its roles and responsibilities during this initial meeting.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

GRU community outreach initiative targets lung cancer

Using a $1.74 million, three-year grant, GRU's Cancer Center and partners are launching the c-CARE initiative in an effort to target lung cancer and then other preventable cancers.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Nurse helped pave way at MCG

While Black History Month often focuses on the deeds of the famous, it might not touch on the work of pioneers like Clymonteen Livingston Jones, 83, who helped tranform the environment around them ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Breach, physician dispute discussed

It has been a tumultuous year for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, from an improving performance in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to a massive security breach.
By Tom Corwin

Ga. health-care signup tops 530,000

More than 530,000 people in Georgia have enrolled in the Affor­dable Care Act, a nearly 15 percent increase in the last week or so before Sunday's deadline, and 11.4 million gained coverage ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

'Trooper' arm boy dreams of new devices

A month ago, John Peterson, a Grovetown resident who made contact with Liam Porter through a group called e-NABLE, presented Liam with a custom-built prosthetic arm he generated from a 3-D printer.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Health care enrollment tops 10 million as deadline nears

At least 10 million people have enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including nearly 470,000 in Georgia, federal officials said Wednesday.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Azziz replacement panel named

Regent Jim Hull of Augusta will lead the search committee to find the next president of Georgia Regents University.
By Tom Corwin

Plan for safety narrows street at GRU

A long anticipated renovation to the section of Laney-Walker Boulevard that runs through Georgia Regents University could finally be moving closer to getting underway.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Plan calls for GRU housing on Health Sciences campus

New student housing for Georgia Regents University will go to the Health Sciences campus downtown while the Summerville campus and its surrounding neighborhood will remain largely untouched.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Committee to search for MCG's Athens dean

A search committee to find a new dean for the Athens branch campus of Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University was announced.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Hospital appeal set for June

The hearing for the appeal of the state's decision to award a license to Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a hospital in Columbia County won't begin until June 22, much later than first ...
By Tom Corwin

Augusta health care signups near 20,000

As of Jan. 30, nearly 7.5 million had enrolled in the 37 states using the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, which includes Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Another 2.4 million enrolled in ...
By Tom Corwin

Deadline looming to sign up for Obamacare

To raise awareness about the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance, the Enroll America bus campaign will make a stop at the Medical Associates Plus @ Belle Terrace clinic Wednesday night.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Documents shed light on Azziz resignation

Dr. Ricardo Azziz will get an additional $25,000 in support during a year of education leave that follows his resignation, and his salary after that year would be 65 percent of his current pay, or ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Augusta boy doing well on marijuana drug

Preston Weaver, the first to receive the marijuana-based drug Epidiolex through a clinical trial at Georgia Regents University, is getting bigger.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Group blasts children's hospital over in-house McDonald's

The children’s hospital was declared among “the six worst public hospital food environments” by the Physicians Committee for Re­spon­sible Medicine.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Male breast cancer focus of charity game

A charity basketball game and fundraiser will be held Feb. 7 at Greenbrier High School between The Harlem Legends and Cecil Herrin's Breast Cancer Warriors, which includes elected officials and ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

GR Health, University Hospital look at partnership

The two are already working together on some residencies and would like to expand more, but the two could also help each other respond to shrinking reimbursements now and in the future, University ...
By Tom Corwin
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Tuition increases tough on students

Along with the higher costs of providing services and a push to create new academic programs, higher tuition at Georgia's state colleges and universities is a result of years of the state ...
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