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Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

University McDuffie bucks trend for small hospitals

A little over a year after moving into the brand new building off Interstate 20, University Hospital McDuffie is thriving and defying the trend for small hospitals in Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

AU health board looks at financial turnaround plan

Facing a $2.3 million deficit so far this year, the board that governs Augusta University's health system took stock Thursday of a turnaround plan that includes greater use of its pharmacies and ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

Health care enrollment deadline looming

The deadline to enroll under the Af­for­dable Care Act is Sunday, or people could be facing a hefty fine when they pay their taxes next year.
By Tom Corwin

Northeast blood centers ask for help

With cities in the Northeast slammed by snow from the winter storm, blood centers there are appealing to their southern counterparts including Shepeard Community Blood Center in Augusta to help out.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Parkinson's Disease support group celebrates 25 years

As they gather to celebrate their 25th anniversary tonight, members can look back on thousands of dollars raised for research and insights gained that are still benefiting patients and their families.
By Tom Corwin

Azziz applies for North Dakota job

Former Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz applied to be the new president of the University of North Dakota but did not make the cut to be a finalist.
By Tom Corwin

Tiny tumor wracks woman's body with pain

Valerie Miller, 50, of Hephzibah, was diagnosed last year with tumor-induced osteomalacia, a very rare syndrome where a tumor leached phosphate from her bloodstream and caused intense pain ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

Prairie voles show human-like consoling

Small social rodents can exhibit the kind of consoling behavior to others once thought to be strictly a human trait, researchers at Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center found.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Trot to Adopt helps adopting families

To help adopting families defray some of that cost, the Trot to Adopt 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday at Blanchard Woods Park.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

Conference speakers ready to discuss how digital world presents opportunity, danger

The broad theme of the conference is autonomy and is meant to show that Au­gus­ta and its people are in charge of shaping their future, said Eric Parker, a co-founder of the
By Tom Corwin

Meditation calms PTSD for veterans

Researchers at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and Augusta University recently published a study that showed that those suffering from PTSD did better on managing symptoms and medication use while ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Freedom Rider says job not done

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a Freedom Rider who served time at a notorious Mississippi prison farm for her activism, was the keynote speaker Friday at the Dr. Mar­tin Luther King Jr. Birthday ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

Miracle Making Ministries opens new clinic

As they celebrate opening a new 3,000-square-foot clinic building, how the sponsoring Miracle Making Ministries got it for a $500 investment is a story worthy of its name.
By Tom Corwin

Team Lean kicks off at Family Y

Seventy corporate, school and church teams competing this year in the annual Team Lean contest sponsored by the Family Y of Greater Augusta.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

State to resume moving Gracewood patients out

After a "pause" to make sure providers were properly prepared to receive patients, the state will again be moving developmentally disabled patients out of the Grace­wood wing of East Central ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

AU teaches ultrasound to Army docs

When Maj. Scott Grogan was deployed in Afghanistan, the nearest forward aid station had ultrasound imaging equipment. “But nobody was trained to use it,” he said.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

E-cigarette ads, youths' use up

A new Vital Signs report released Tuesday by the CDC found that nearly seven in 10 middle- and high school students reported seeing advertising for e-cigarettes, most often in stores but also ...
By Tom Corwin

Help available for quitting smoking in new year

Officials in both South Carolina and Georgia say this time of year is very busy for their quit lines as people try to follow through on resolutions to give up tobacco.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

Weekend gives camp experience to physically disabled kids

Last February, the Isaac family was one of 15 with children who have physical disabilities to take part in the first Walton Winter Week­end at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Ga. 
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Nearly 13,000 more Georgians enroll in health insurance

Even during the Christmas week, people were still seeking health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
By Tom Corwin
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