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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

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

GR Health increasing university support

Georgia Regents Health System is ahead of budget halfway through its fiscal year but needs to avoid a repeat of a slump in the next quarter that strained its finances last year, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Azziz leave plan $1.1 million

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz will get a paid year of leave plus a $470,000 one-time payment after he leaves the presidency, a package worth more than $1.1 million.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Azziz: Resignation is 'positive moment'

Saying he has finished “a very specific mission,” Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz resigned Thursday after nearly five years at the university.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Azziz expected to resign today

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz is expected to announce his resignation Thursday morning, according to a highly placed official at the university.
By Tom Corwin

Clinical Research Unit opens

The newly dedicated Clinical Research Unit at Children's Hospital of Georgia joins a Clinical Research Unit that had previously opened in Georgia Regents Medical Center.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Families show support for medical marijuana bill at Capitol

Many parents who rallied at the Georgia State Capitol said they were disappointed in Gov. Deal's lack of support for growing and creating the marijuana-derived oil in Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Thousands aim to shed pounds in challenge

In the seven previous years the Augusta Family Y has held the contest, nearly 9,500 people have lost almost 95,000 pounds altogether.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Boy gets prosthetic 'trooper' arm built by 3-D printer

Liam Porter got his new arm as part of an international effort to harness new technology to help those who need prosthetics they otherwise couldn't get.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Flu drops in Georgia but might return

The level of influenza-like activity plummeted in Georgia in one week, going from the highest level 10 to a low level of activity of 4, which "is quite a dramatic drop," said Dr. Patrick O'Neal.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

New Ronald McDonald House opens

Ronald McDonald House showed off its new 23-bedroom facility on Thursday, the fruits of a $5.9 million fund-raising campaign.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Employees pay more despite premiums

In Georgia, the rate of annual premium increases dropped from 6.1 percent for 2003-2010 to 4 percent from 2010-2013.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

New education doctorate started at GRU

The new Doctor of Education in Educational Innovation program at GRU is also part of a national movement to redefine what they enable graduates to do.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Chlorine spill still affects health

In the predawn dark in Granit­eville 10 years ago, as tons of liquid chlorine seeped out of a wrecked tanker car, nine people would die. Others bear lingering scars that likely still affect ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Memorial to honor Graniteville victims

A memorial Saturday will honor those killed in a train wreck in Graniteville on the 10th anniversary of the derailment and chemical spill.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Augusta boy is first to partake of marijuana oil drug in trials

Preston Weaver, who has Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and experiences 60 to 100 seizures a day, is the first child to receive Epidiolex in a clinical trial.
By Tom Corwin

Marijuana oil trials about to start at GRU

The school has the green light to begin a two-patient compassionate access trial of Epidiolex, a drug made from purified cannabidiol oil, an active ingredient in marijuana.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

GRU researching liver cancer target

A new clue in a centuries-old debate about the role of inflammation in cancer could provide a unique target for deadly liver cancer and potentially other cancers as well.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Obamacare hits 6.4 million enrollees

About 6.4 million people have enrolled in a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act through the federal marketplace as of last week, with nearly 2 million enrolling for the first time.
By Tom Corwin

University, Doctors fight for Columbia County

The fight to build the first hospital in Columbia County continues despite a decision to award the license to Georgia Regents Medical Center as University and Doctors hospitals have filed notice ...
By Tom Corwin
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