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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Records falsified amid VA mandate, officials say

Cathedral Henderson is charged with 50 counts of making false statements by having the information entered into patient records and has pleaded not guilty.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, May 23, 2016

Shepeard in need of O-negative

The Zika virus outbreak in Puerto Rico is siphoning blood from collection centers across the country that are sending donations there to help them cope.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Medical services flocking to Grovetown

If Doctors Hospital of Augusta loses its final appeals of a state license to build a hospital in Columbia County, the area in a few years will be the site of AU Medical Center's 100-bed community ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, May 20, 2016

Big , small babies at greater risk for belly fat later

Birth weight at the extreme ends has long been considered associated with health problems later in life, particularly for those with very low birthweights and large babies, according to an Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin

Sleep disorders, post-traumatic stress raise suicide risk

Rare clinical trials at AU for suicidal patients are looking for ways to treat underlying problems that could help lower that risk, Dr. Vaughn McCall told a conference at the Charlie Norwood VA ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Georgia gaining in private insurance

The rate of uninsured residents continues to fall across the country and particularly in Georgia as more people gain private health insurance, according to an annual survey released today.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, May 13, 2016

New Army officer gets special ceremony at Augusta University graduation

Jake Padgett was among 1,200 getting a degree this semester and among seven ROTC members who received a commission.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Speaker at MCG ceremony celebrates success of medical research

Dr. Claire Pomeroy, president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, was the speaker Thursday for the Hooding Ceremony of Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Ovarian Cancer Academy looks to fund new research

The academy has a $2 million budget this fiscal year, part of $20 million Congress directed toward ovarian cancer research, to fund five-year grants for young investigators to go into the field.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Augusta University gives man posthumous degree

Death will not keep Charles Davis from receiving a degree from his beloved Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, May 9, 2016

Georgia Cancer Center renovation underway

A 72,000-square-foot renovation will extend out five floors of the M. Bert Storey Cancer Research Building up Laney-Walker Boulevard. Another three-story piece will connect the research building ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Pardon Our Mess: Cables on Walton Way

The red cables visible on several blocks of Walton Way are part of a signal modernization process, Augusta Engineering Director Abie Ladson said.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, May 7, 2016

New residencies open in state

New doctors will have 72 new residency training slots opening this year in Georgia. Many of those new slot are outside the traditional training centers in Atlanta and Augusta and are in more rural ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Electronic cigarettes must pass FDA check

The rules ban all sales to those younger than 18 and require manufacturers to submit applications within the next two years. Retailers who mix the "e-liquid" used in the devices or alter the ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Study finds antibiotics overused, ADHD kids don't get therapy first

In unrelated studies released Tuesday, the CDC found that nearly a third of antibiotics were prescribed needlessly, potentially feeding resistance to those drugs, and that very young children with ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, April 30, 2016

University Hospital retains top safety rating

For the third year in a row, Uni­versity Hospital earned a top grade for safety, but this time it was the only Augusta hospital to do so.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Speaker urges doctors to reach out on social media

Physicians should use social media more often because patients are already on it gathering medical information, a cardiologist and social media expert said Thursday at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Keel formally recognized as AU president

Dr. Brooks A. Keel received a prolonged standing ovation Wednesday during his formal investiture as president of Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

4 positive TB tests unlikely to be new cases

Four people tested positive for tuberculosis on skin testing at Warren Road Elementary School but they are "very unlikely" to be additional TB infections, the East Central Health District director ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, April 25, 2016

Hospice helps patient fly to visit new grandchild

SouthEast Hospice in Evans worked to make a trip to Texas possible for Nancy Hixon to meet her only granddaughter, who was only a few weeks old.
By Tom Corwin
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