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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

$30 million ER expansion for University

The new space will expand from 36,000 square feet to 58,000 square feet and will increase the number of treatment rooms from 53 to 78.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

Evans home will benefit three groups

An empty lot in the Crawford Creek development will become a five-bedroom home whose sale proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital of Georgia and two local non-profit groups.
By Tom Corwin

Bill could alter plans for hospital

A bill that would repeal Georgia's certificate of need law might change plans for a Columbia County hospital, with potential new providers rushing in, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

Augusta boy named Heart Hero

Six-year-old Zayden Wright was named Saturday night as the "Heart Hero" at the CSRA Heart Ball of the American Heart Association.
By Tom Corwin

Mulherin remembered for compassion, service

Brian Mulherin, known for his work with the less fortunate and love for his community, died Friday at the age of 92.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

AU puts tuition hike plan on hold

Augusta University is currently in year three of a seven-year plan that would have raised undergraduate tuition to the same level as the other research universities by 2019 but the university will ...
By Tom Corwin

Brandon Wilde residents give back

Lunches are part of the retirement community's Making a Difference effort this month to help out in community projects.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

Stem cell therapy 'promising' for stroke

One of the ways the stem cells are believed to help is in stopping a damaging inflammatory effect after the stroke from the patient's immune system and encouraging the body's regenerative process ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Event seeks common ties in worlds of arts, science

Tuesday night's event brough together clinicians, artists and medical illustrators to talk about the new technology and its applications.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016

AU researchers find possible fat blocker for diabetic

Researchers at Au­gus­ta University have found a novel compound that, in an animal model, blocks the creation of the fats in the digestive system without harming the level of growth hormone.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Christ Community seeks funds to add dental clinic

Christ Community is only $60,000 short of its $1.5 million fundraising goal to renovate the second and third floors of the Ann Boardman Widows Home, built in 1887.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Dating violence high among young, disabled

Advocates and providers gathered Wednesday for the Love Shouldn't Hurt 2016 conference in North Augusta, sponsored by Walton Options for Independent Living, to talk about recognizing the signs of ...
By Tom Corwin

Water problems affect up to 500 bars and restaurants

As many as 500 bars and restaurants were in the boil water advisory area, but those with emergency plans to work around it could stay open, an official with the Richmond County Health Department said.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Watch your calories on Super Bowl Sunday

Food-laden parties around the big game have made it the second biggest eating day of the year after Thanksgiving, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
By Tom Corwin

Children receive free dental care

The annual Give Kids A Smile event, which provides free dental care for underserved children, helped more than 100 children Friday.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

33,000 in Augusta get coverage under health care law

About 12.7 million people are enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act through federal and state marketplaces, including nearly 590,000 in Georgia and more than 33,000 in ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Georgia lags in health insurance for workers

An advocacy group said Georgia and other states that did not expand Medicaid lagged far behind others that did in providing health insurance to workers.
By Tom Corwin

Georgia Public Health confirms first Zika case

A woman who traveled to Colombia around the first of the year is Georgia’s first confirmed case of Zika virus infection, the Georgia Department of Public Health said.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

CDC warns of drinking risks when not on birth control

Millions of women of childbearing age could potentially put babies at risk by drinking and not using contraception, the Cen­ters for Disease Control and Pre­vention reported Tuesday.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Growth linked to moves, renovations

Moving a college, new buildings and a lot of renovation are all part of the master plan for Augusta University that will transform both campuses.
By Tom Corwin
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