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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Growth factors, immune response key for stem cells

The real power of these cells comes from their ability to regulate the immune response and spark the body's own regenerative machinery, leading researchers said. 
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 24, 2015

MCG Foundation gives $1 million

The foundation is donating $1 million to the J. Harold Harrison MD Edu­cation Commons building, which will be used to help retire some of the debt the building still carries.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spending of reserves questioned at GRU

While it helped solve problems working together years ago, Georgia Regents University and its health systems and faculty practices should re-evaluate whether that integrated governance is still ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Azziz to next GRU President: 'Take the time' to know community

Ricardo Azziz, who resigned earlier this year and will step down as president July 1 to begin a year-long "education leave with pay," also had some advice for his successor in an interview afterward.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former doctor's book awaits word on movie deal

The book "On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story" by retired Navy Commander Richard Jadick has been optioned to be made into a movie.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 17, 2015

Survey: Families satisfied with state care

A survey by the advocacy group VOR finds that families with loved ones in state developmental centers and hospitals are much happier with the care than those with relatives in non-institutional ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Families get temporary cards to possess medical marijuana

More than a dozen families of children with severe seizure disorders can now legally possess cannabis oil in Georgia after Gov. Nathan Deal signed medical marijuana legislation Thursday.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Prescribing fruit, veggies for health

The G.R.O.W. Harrisburg Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program was announced Tuesday and while it is the first in Georgia it could serve as a model for efforts in other parts of the state.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, April 13, 2015

Beet juice might make breathing easier

As Carole Davies sits ready to pedal on an exercise bike while hooked up to machines that will measure her breathing, bottles of juice sit on a nearby table. Beet juice might help patients like ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hospital offers new asthma treatment

Orlow Ball, 66, of Augusta was the first patient at University Hospital, and likely the first in Augusta, to get bronchial thermoplasty to treat his severe persistent asthma.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Augusta lowering teen birth rate

The teen birth rate has fallen dramatically over the last two decades nationally, and in particular over the last five years in Augusta.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, April 6, 2015

Right environment leads to living well

What happens early on to children can affect how well-adjusted and successful they are later on in life, which is why Georgia is striving for better quality in child care centers.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Immunotherapy hot topic for cancer

Excitement about using the immune system to battle difficult cancers seemed to be everywhere last week. But even before that, it was creating a lot of excitement in the cancer research and ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

More specialty care, more success for Medicaid managed care

A better linking of providers could help aid struggling rural hospitals, said Dr. William Alexander of Amerigroup Community Care of Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Former smokers share graphic details in new ads

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday a new and graphic anti-smoking advertising campaign that will begin next week.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Health still poor in Augusta area

With Richmond County still ranked low among Georgia counties when it comes to health outcomes, and many surrounding counties near the very bottom, there are a lot of challenges to improving health ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Couple feels 'blessed' with quadruplets

After a miscarriage early last year, Matt and Julianne Kirkland, of Athens, turned to an infertility treatment that paid off in a way they could never have expected - quadruplets.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Supreme Court ruling fuels push for community care

What began as two Georgia mental health patients seeking community care has become a national crusade by the U.S. Department of Justice to move patients out of state facilities and into community ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, March 20, 2015

MCG students max out the Match

Welcome to Match Day, when senior medical students get an envelope that informs them where their top choices of residency programs lined up with the preferred list from the programs themselves to ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Marijuana oil pushed for more patients

ATLANTA — Advocates rallied Thursday for marijuana-oil based therapy in Georgia, including the family of an Augusta boy who is the first patient to get it through a clinical trial at Georgia ...
By Tom Corwin
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GRU monkey death raises questions

Georgia Regents University acknowledged in a statement that it has been placed on probation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.
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