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Friday, May 16, 2014

Trinity can no longer do heart procedure

Trinity Hospital of Augusta has lost the ability to perform therapeutic cardiac catheterizations because it was not doing enough emergency catheterizations, state documents show.
By Tom Corwin

Doctors Hospital files to build

Doctors Hospital of Augusta filed its letter of intent Friday to seek a certificate of need to build a hospital in Columbia County, the state's largest county without one.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

GR Health files to build hospital

GR Health filed its letter of intent to seek the required Certificate of Need for a Columbia County hospital, which means it has 30 days to put in the actual application.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Diabetes diagnosis surprise

Why some people who carry a high-risk gene develop the disease and others don't is still a mystery and is the focus of a GRU-based study.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, May 12, 2014

AGY workers can enroll in Obamacare

Though the open enrollment period formally ended March 31 and will not begin again until Nov. 15 for 2015, there is a Special Enrollment Period for certain life-changing events.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother's Day happy for mom who survived cancer

The biggest worry for Stacy Gross when she was going into breast cancer treatment last year is now her biggest joy: her daughter, Mickaia.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, May 9, 2014

Speaker shares struggles, determination

Liz Murray, who was portrayed in the movie, "Homeless to Harvard" and wrote a memoir, "Breaking Night," was the graduation speaker Friday for Georgia Regents University.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Med school chief calls for more residencies

Even as U.S. medical schools expand to meet a looming shortage of physicians, a lack of new funding for residencies means hundreds are kept from becoming doctors, according to the Dr. Darrell G. ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

New smoking law to get work session

The Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to hold a work session on a potentially tougher smoking ordinance.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, May 1, 2014

MCG plans student ‘houses’

In his annual State of the College Address, Dr. Peter F. Buckley said instituting Hogwarts-style “houses” across classes would give a sense of camaraderie.
By Tom Corwin

Hospital takes concrete step

University Hospital filed its letter of intent to build a short stay/acute care hospital in Columbia County, Georgia’s largest county without one.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Worse care for Georgia minorities, poor

In the years leading to health care reforms, health care in Georgia has grown markedly worse, particularly for minorities and the poor, according a ranking released Wednesday.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta gets passing grade on pollution

In its State of the Air 2014, the American Lung Association gives Richmond County a "D" for seven high ozone days from 2010-12 but a "B" for only one high particle pollution day during that time ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hefner steps down as CEO at medical center

David Hefner, the CEO of Georgia Regents Medical Center, is stepping down after three years to pursue other opportunities, the health system announced Tuesday afternoon.
By Tom Corwin

Hospital gets 'A' for safety

If Augusta's hospitals were in school, University Hospital would be at the top of the class in safety, according to one group's rankings.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Huntington's families need fellowship

Michelle Teague lost her mother and two sisters from the fatal neurodegenerative disease, called Huntington's disease.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 25, 2014

Growing bone is next wave of body repair

If organ and bone transplant were one wave of body repair, the next will be tissue engineering, growing personalized parts for replacement, and that future is already here, said the CEO of a ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Last quarter very different for hospitals

With the boards of Augusta’s two largest hospitals meeting Thursday, University Hospital and Georgia Regents Health System revealed very different financial pictures for the first of this year.
By Tom Corwin

University to pursue Aiken project

University Hopital's boards voted Thursday to pursue a $20.2 million assisted living center at The Village at Woodside neighborhood in Aiken.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Medical marijuana used in Augusta, activist says

A medical marijuana activist said dozens and maybe hundreds of people in the Augusta area are using marijuana or a derivative to treat ailments.
By Tom Corwin
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