Wednesday, April 23, 2014

10 test positive for TB exposure

Ten people from Hephzibah High School have tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis bacteria on a skin test.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Atlanta summit on prescription drug abuse

ATLANTA -- Atlanta is set to host a national summit on prescription drug abuse.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Medical marijuana used in Augusta, activist says

A medical marijuana activist said dozens and maybe hundreds of people in the Augusta area are using marijuana or a derivative to treat ailments.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 18, 2014

New chair gets vet off-road to fish

Army veteran Henry Kent's new Action Trackchair has attachments for fishing, with a holder for his fishing pole and a built-in tackle box, but others can be outfitted with gunracks for hunting.
By Tom Corwin

Insurers chosen for university health plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia has been selected as a statewide health plan, and Kaiser Permanente will offer an HMO alternative in metro Atlanta and in Athens.
By Andy Miller

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

WASHINGTON - Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Obama said Thursday.
By Josh Lederman

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GRU says freshmen should avoid big increase

Incoming freshmen at Georgia Regents University are facing a 13 percent tuition hike as the university moves toward the same tuition level as other Georgia research universities, an official said.
By Tom Corwin

Concert will help GRU Cancer Center, new music venture

Never Walk Alone, a benefit for the GRU Cancer Center set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, will feature soprano Cynthia Lawrence and her husband, tenor, Mark Calkins, accompanied by Rosalyn Floyd ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

State seeking more choice in 2015 health plan

ATLANTA - State officials said Tuesday that they plan to increase the number of insurers and health plan options for state employees and teachers next year. The State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) ...
By Andy Miller

Healthy Augusta wants smoke-free workplaces

Healthy Augusta steering committee member the Rev. Jeff Flowers is sending out a letter this week to his fellow clergy urging them to speak out Sunday or the following Sunday about the dangers of ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Medicare billed nearly $124 million from Augusta

Medicare made nearly $124 million in payments to providers in Augusta under its Part B program in 2012, including 14 who got more than $1 million, according to an analysis by The Augusta Chronicle.
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bleeding could be why diabetic stroke is worse

Iron in the brain from bleeding could be a key reason why diabetics often don't recover as well from strokes, a Georgia Regents University researcher said.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Family Y offers needy kids camp week

A weeklong camp at five branches of the Family Y offers a Masters Week break for some.
By Tom Corwin

Buildings, partnerships ahead for GRU

The year since Masters Tournament visitors were last here has been "tremendously productive" for Georgia Regents University, President Ricardo Azziz said.
By Tom Corwin

GRU could get marijuana oil clinical trials

Children in Georgia with difficult to treat seizures could get access to a marijuana-derived oil through clinical trials at Georgia Regents University, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

More Georgia kids get insurance

There are fewer uninsured kids in Georgia because more kids are being covered by Medicaid or PeachCare, a new report found. But the state still ranks high in the percentage of kids without health ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

17 and under girls still giving birth too much, CDC says

Despite big declines in younger teens giving birth, those age 17 and under still account for one in four teen births or more than 86,000 in 2012.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, April 7, 2014

VA patient's death tracked to Charleston

The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Monday that the last remaining death in its Southeast Network of hospitals related to delays in gastrointestinal care happened at its medical center in ...
By Wesley Brown

Study: Males not likely to choose mate after drinking

It sounds like an old cliche but it is true: After a bout of drinking together, males are less interested in pairing back up with their partner while females are more strongly attracted to their ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 4, 2014

District Director takes leave until July

Dr. Ketty Gonzalez sent an e-mail Friday afternoon announcing she would be taking a leave of absence until July.
By Tom Corwin