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Monday, Aug 18, 2014

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

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Medical residency changes proposed

A prestigious government advisory group is proposing changes to the way graduate physicians are trained that could open the door for states like Georgia and South Carolina to add positions.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 28, 2014

Augustans to voice concerns to EPA

About 15 people from Augusta will attend the hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, said April Wilson, a member of the local chapter of the Sierra Club.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Azziz says size helps GRU compete

Bigger is better, and that is why the consolidation that Georgia Regents University underwent is really part of a larger trend, President Ricardo Azziz said.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Enrollment strategies for Augusta discussed

With an uncertain number of trained people available to help enroll people under the Affordable Care Act next time around, a Georgia enrollment advocacy group met Wednesday with Augusta community ...
By Tom Corwin

GRU officials resign for different reasons

Two top officials at Georgia Regents University are stepping down from their duties in unrelated cases.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GRU green tea lozenge helps dry mouth

In a randomized control trial of the MighTeaFlow lozenge versus a placebo with just a sugar substitute, the green-tea extract lozenge increased saliva flow.
By Tom Corwin

GRU to vaccinate more with grant

GRU's residency program was one of 16 chosen to receive a $10,000 grant to help provide more flu and pneumococcal vaccines to the elderly.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 21, 2014

New science, medical MBAs at GRU

The James M. Hull College of Business at GRU will start its first MD/MBA classes this fall with about eight students. 
By Tom Corwin

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High court rules in probation case

Georgia's Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision concluding that it is legal for local courts to contract with private companies to supervise offenders on probation for minor violations.
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