Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Georgia focuses on treatment for pregnant drug users

Four years ago, Georgia lawmakers rejected a bill that would have made it possible to file criminal charges against pregnant women who used drugs and later miscarried.
By Leigh Beeson

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Delivery options dwindle

For many women in Georgia, the options for where to give birth have been dwindling rapidly as more hospitals close labor and delivery units or shut down altogether, particularly in rural areas.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Some facilities use video-conferencing to treat patients

Whenever patients arrive at the emergency rooms they get assessed via digital hookup by Mayo Clinic neurologist Kevin M. Barrett, who can view them on a screen, assess vital signs and talk with them.
By Charlie Patton

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Equine therapy helps addiction treatment

There is a simplicity to it in that horses have “no agenda,” Phillips said. “They are just being horses. People look at them and they don’t see them as threatening.”
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Georgia Regents gets final OK to build Columbia County hospital

The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health signed the final order Monday allowing Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a hospital near Grovetown, closing the door for appeals.
By Tim Rausch

Shock as Mayo Clinic cuts loose Ga. hospital

Mayo Clinic's startling decision to pull out of its "integration agreement'' with Satilla Health Services has left the South Georgia hospital with an uncertain future.
By Andy Miller

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Care could be hurt by doctor shortage

The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts there will be a shortage of 46,000 to 90,000 physicians in 2025.
By Tom Corwin

Georgia, Texas try to retain new doctors

Georgia and Texas have greatly increased their medical school enrollments and are looking at creative strategies to increase residencies as a way of keeping those newly minted doctors to practice ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

University loses bid for Aiken County hospital

University Hospital was denied a Certificate of Need for building a 50-bed hospital in Aiken County by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

MCG hears from big public health advocate

Dr. J. Michael McGinnis, now Senior Scholar at the National Academy of Medicine, spoke Thursday at the strategic planning retreat for Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Smokeout encourages quitting

With the Great American Smokeout, smokers are encouraged to quit, even just for the day, and organizations like Augusta University are offering ways to help smokers break the habit for good.
By Tom Corwin

Rare donation helps man save brother

Johnny Lambert became the second person to receive a half-match transplant at the center last March and has been the most successful so far.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Doctors, Trinity tops again in report

The Joint Commission on Tuesday named Doctors and Trinity Hospital of Augusta as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Third open enrollment for health care begins

Health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31.
By Tom Corwin

Conjoined twins die after two days

Conjoined twins Chance Aiden Crafton and Chandler Kaiden Crafton died Wednesday night from "multiple complex medical complications" two days after they were born at Georgia Regents Medical Center, ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Conjoined twins still critical, mom enjoying motherhood

Chance Aiden Crafton and Chandler Kaiden Crafton are conjoined at the chest and share a heart and a liver after being delivered by cesarean section Monday at the medical center.
By Tom Corwin

Green tea compound fights cold sores

An active ingredient in green tea appears to work on the virus that causes most cold sores and shortened their duration in a clinic trial, an Augusta University researcher said.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Training woes plague state patient care

Even after one deadline passed this summer to get patients out of state hospitals, the department's commisioner said he won't "rush it" and will continue to work on properly training community ...
By Tom Corwin

Conjoined twins born, in intensive care

Conjoined twins Chandler Kai­den and Chance Aiden Crafton were born by cesarean section Monday at Georgia Re­gents Medical Center and are in critical condition in the Neo­natal ...
By Tom Corwin

Another Ga. hospital set to close

A rural hospital in northwest Georgia, burdened by a heavy debt load and large financial losses, is set to close Dec. 4.
By Andy Miller
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