Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Faces of Survival: Sandra Moore

Sandra Moore was living in Forsythe, Ga., when a mammogram detected a mass that turned out to be breast cancer. Her doctor performed a mastectomy in 1992, and she was fortunate not to need ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Loss of state name concerns dental school

Soon after the name change to Augusta University, College of Dental Medicine Dean Carol Lefebvre said she heard from students concerned that the name Georgia no longer graces the state's only ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Boxing program designed to fight Parkinson's

The Rock Steady Boxing program finds boxing-based exercises can provide a number of benefits to patients, said Tambra Craven, a certified trainer who began Day One Fitness.
By Tom Corwin

Faces of Survival: Terry Jenkins

Terry Jenkins was having dinner with her dad at a local seafood restaurant when she received the call that a routine mammogram detected a lump in her left breast. She needed to return for a biopsy.
By Lisa Kaylor

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Agriculture commissioner stresses biosecurity

Gary Black, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, made an appearance in Augusta last Thursday with a clear message to Georgia poultry-farm workers.
By Doug Stutsman

Georgia health contract protested

ATLANTA -- Three losing bidders have filed a protest over the Georgia's selection of vendors for a multibillion-dollar Medicaid and PeachCare contract.
By Andy Miller

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Faces of Survival: Susanne McLaughlin

Susanne McLaughlin had lost her sister to breast cancer a year before her hand brushed across something strange in her left breast. A mammogram and a biopsy confirmed it was cancer.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Residents hang pink ribbons

Travis Garvin helps Chantiay Howard hang a pink ribbon on one of the trees outside the Georgia Regents University Cancer Center in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
By Todd Bennett

Faces of Survival: Elaine Dailey

Elaine Dailey had fibrocystic disease, so she was used to finding cysts in her breasts, and to her doctor finding spots on her mammogram. She said he had never been concerned enough about them to ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Augusta chosen to join expanded VA initiative

The program, called the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative, brings together local and national partners to provide better networks and tools for veterans, service members and military ...

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

SRS environmentally safe, report says

Savannah River Site announced Thursday that radioactive and chemical discharges during 2014 were well below federal, state and U.S. Department of Energy regulations and standards.

Faces of Survival: Marisa Appling

Marisa Appling was in the Navy, serving in Iraq, when she felt a lump in her left breast during a routine breast exam. Breast cancer was the last thing on her mind - she thought it was just a cyst.
By Lisa Kaylor

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

University celebrates 100th heart procedure

University began offering the surgery in February 2013 but it took more than a year of work and planning before that to get the program going.
By Tom Corwin

Young breast cancer survivor group offers support

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins today, an estimated 231,480 women and 2,350 men in the U.S. will face the disease this year, the most common cause of cancer in women, the American Cancer ...
By Tom Corwin

Faces of Survival: Dolly Padgett

A routine mammogram detected cancer in Dolly Padgett's left breast in 1996. She never felt a lump or pain.
By Lisa Kaylor

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Kaiser scores top Georgia rating

ATLANTA -- Kaiser Permanente is again Georgia's top-rated health plan in commercial insurance, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
By Andy Miller

American Legion Auxiliary donates funds for blind veterans

The American Legion Auxiliary National Foundation made a $5,820 donation to the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Augusta hospital for patients served by its Blind Rehabilitation Unit.

Georgia 'cancer cluster' can't be confirmed

WAYCROSS, Ga. -- State public health officials said Monday that based on their initial analysis, unusual childhood cancer cases in the Waycross area do not constitute a cancer cluster.
By Andy Miller

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Columbia County hospital ruling about growth

Columbia County is the state's largest county without a hospital, and at 140,000 people is more than twice as large as the next largest county without one, Walker County, Hearing Officer Ellwood ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

Columbia County hospital license properly awarded, judge rules

Georgia Regents Medical Center was correctly awarded a license to build a 100-bed hospital in Columbia County, an administrative law judge has ruled.
By Tom Corwin
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