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Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Man with Ménière's disease inspires clinical trial

A fledgling clinical trial could provide data about the impact stress has on people with salt-sensitive hypertension.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

University sought Aiken bid during CON chaos

The chaos in health care regulation in South Carolina prompted University to first seek to build a 50-bed facility across the river in Aiken, an official said.
By Tom Corwin

University seeking Aiken hospital

University Hospital announced this morning it will seek to build a $53 million facility on 40 acres it has purchased at Robert Bell Parkway and Trolley Line Road on the northwest side of Aiken.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

CDC says flu strains don't match shot

In a Health Alert Network advisory issued Wednesday and during a teleconference Thursday, CDC said it was seeing a greater prevalence of a "drifted" or genetically altered influenza H3N2 strain ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Gracewood back in compliance

In a series of inspections beginning last March through June and culminating on Aug. 2, surveyors found a number of violations. The hospital is now back in compliance.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Georgia Regents' hospital plan chosen

Georgia Regents Medical Center won a lengthy and hardfought battle over two other Augusta hospitals to build the first hospital in Columbia County, the Georgia Department of Community Health ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Azziz speaks of his 'gratitude' to GRU

A day after he was turned down for a post at another university, Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz shared a message with employees that was entitled "Gratitude."
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Azziz not favored for UNLV job

A search committee will not recommend Georgia Regents Uni­ver­sity President Ri­cardo Azziz to lead the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

Experts hoping better enrollment second time around

The second open enrollment period begins in the Health Insurance Marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Doctors, Trinity again Top Performers

For the third year in a row, Trinity was named Top Performer by the hospital accrediting body The Joint Commission, while Doctors earned the honor for the fourth consecutive year, something only ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Cannabis oil study could cost $8 million

The Joint Study Committee on the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions met at GRU to hear about progress in getting clinical trials started on a drug from GW ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

GRU hosts marijuana oil hearing

A committee on narrow uses of medical marijuana will hold a hearing at Georgia Regents University to hear about potential medical evidence for use
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

GRMC looks to change lease, rent

MCG Health Inc., is asking for a 40-year-lease instead of a series of 10-year leases that is continually renewed. The lease length is to coincide with refinancing of about $48 million.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Early-onset Alzheimer's patients want group

Gary Lentz was only 55 in 2007 when he was diagnosed with early-onset frontotemporal dementia, a somewhat rare disorder related to Alzheimer's disease. 
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

New health director has Augusta ties

Taking the job as the new director for the East Central Public Health District in Augusta is like a homecoming for Dr. Stephen Goggans.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Students want more Georgia residencies

Second-year student Katherine Menezes has a time to decide what kind of medicine she wants to practice. Whether she would lean toward practicing in Georgia could depend on getting a residency to ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

CDC: Women lack screening, vaccine

About 12,000 women are diagnosed each year and about 4,000 die from cervical cancer, said Dr. Ileana Arias, deputy principal director for the CDC.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Huckaby: GRU consolidation put almost $16 million into academics

Should GRU President Ricardo Azziz decide to leave for another position, it will not be an “acrimonious” process to negotiate the end of his contract.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Georgia law gives power to quarantine

In Georgia, the law allows the health department to "isolate and treat persons afflicted with a communicable disease who are either unable or unwilling to observe the department's rules and ...
By Tom Corwin

Med school needs black males

Alex Gilmore is one of nine in his class of 230 at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, which is a decline from 13 the year before, and blacks decreased overall from last year ...
By Tom Corwin
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Stormwater fee could be delayed

The commission is taking a look at placing the stormwater fee on property tax bills instead of water bills and delaying implementation beyond a planned July start date, City Administrator Janice ...
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