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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

GR Health, Cerner ink $400 million deal

In another massive collaboration with a health care technology company, Georgia Regents Health System is entering into a $400 million deal with Cerner Corp. to provide all of its health care ...
By Tom Corwin

University to add Prompt Care in Aiken

Seeing a need for care in Aiken, University Hospital is moving to add a Prompt Care in Aiken.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Viagra, antioxidants might help patients with cystic fibrosis

Researchers at Georgia Regents University are investigating whether generic Viagra or antioxidants might help patients with cystic fibrosis exercise more.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Grant funds student's work in Africa

Brett Heimlich, an MD/PhD student at MCG at GRU, is headed to Africa for 10 months to help one of the poorest countries battle sickle cell disease.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Azziz gets doused for ALS

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of several faculty and students Friday and then issued his own challenge to Augusta Mayor-elect Hardie ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Icy challenge helps ALS patients

Donations can be made to the GRU ALS clinic and 80 percent of the money will stay in Augusta to help its patients.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Study finds HPV vaccine safe, effective

A vaccine against a very common sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer has proven safe and effective over eight years, a Georgia Regents University researcher said.
By Tom Corwin

Ebola preparations underway in Augusta

With disease outbreaks like the Ebola virus and the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, Georgia Regents Medical Center is now asking all patients about travel outside the country as a routine ...
By Tom Corwin

Trinity admits security breach

Chinese hackers stole information about patients from clinics and physicians associated with Trinity Hospital of Augusta in April, and again in June, the hospital said in a statement Monday.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Fear outweighs risk of Ebola, experts say

The lethal virus currently causing an outbreak in Africa has prompted a lot of unneeded fear even among health care workers who might not understand that it takes more than casual contact to cause ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Thousands in Georgia face questions about insurance applications

The government sent letters to 20,000 people in Georgia that their status on their applications does not match that already on file. Those notified have until Sept. 5 to respond or their coverage ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Tiny fish could provide brain maps

Georgia Regents University neuroscientist Albert Pan recently was awarded a $1.9 million grant to develop a way of mapping the brains of tiny zebrafish, whose skin is clear enough to aid in ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

GR Health refinances bonds

Georgia Regents Health System and some of its affiliated foundations have refinanced almost $160 million in bonds to take advantage of lower rates, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Search continuing for health district director

At least one applicant was to be interviewed Wednesday to become the next director of the East Central Health District headquartered in Augusta, the acting director said Tuesday night.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

PTSD can lead to, worsen heart disease

Dr. Steven S. Coughlin provided an overview of PTSD and the risk of heart disease.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Australian visits girl with rare disorder

Kylee O'Shields was eventually diagnosed with Bohring-Opitz syndrome, of which there are about 40 known cases worldwide.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

GRU Cancer Center reaching out to minorities

GRU Cancer Center received a $3.2 million grant to become a NCI Community Oncology Research Program Minority/Underserved Community Site.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

MCG sees first Harrison Scholars

Augustans Stanton Royer and Robert MacDonnell are among the inaugural six Harrison Scholars being funded by a historic gift from the late Dr. J. Harold Harrison.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Surgery reshaped boy's skull

Just above his grinning face, a large red “T” across the middle and top of his head marked where surgeons went in and placed springs to help his skull grow normally.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Drug shows promise treating pneumonia

A drug that mimics the crucial sequence was tested in Vienna, Austria, and helped pneumonia patients with severe lung injury get off ventilators sooner and recover quicker.
By Tom Corwin
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