Sunday, May 24, 2015

Georgia smoking rate drops

Georgia's smoking percentage is lower than other Southern states except for Florida, at 16.8 percent, and Texas, at 15.9 percent.
By Andy Miller

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Girl's rare syndrome a challenge for Evans family

Despite all of the life changes she's made up to this point, Rhoda Ross-Williams considers none of them as sacrifices. They have all been strategic steps she has taken to manage her daughter ...
By Tracey McManus

Friday, May 22, 2015

VA, local nonprofit announce partnership

The deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Af­fairs announced Friday a collaboration with the Augusta-based veteran care organization America's War­rior Partnership that he said ...
By Meg Mirshak

Vision loss worse in South, CDC says

Health officials say bad eyesight in the U.S. is most common in the South.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

VA opens 2K event to public to spotlight needs, problems of homeless veterans in area

For the first time, the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center opened its annual VA2K event to the community, accepting cash donations and pledges from participants willing to walk on the Augusta ...
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Finalists for GRU president could be named mid-June, chairman says

Finalists to be the next president of Georgia Regents University could be named by mid-June, the chair of the search committee said.
By Tom Corwin

GRU renovations approved

ATLANTA - The construction of a new operating room and renovation of the health-sciences student center at Georgia Regents University each got a green light.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, May 18, 2015

University, MCG to partner for residencies

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on $800,000 to establish 12 family medicine slots at University Hospital in partnership with the Medical College of Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

Ga. below average in heavy drinking

ATLANTA -- Georgia has lower rates of heavy drinking and binge drinking than the national average, a recently released study found.
By Judi Kanne

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Preston's Journey

Preston is the first child with uncontrollable seizures who was enrolled in a clinical trial at Georgia Regents University to receive the marijuana oil drug Epidiolex. The Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, May 15, 2015

Christ Community clinics expand childhood reading efforts

Christ Community Health Services Augusta will give books to young children beginning at 6 months when they come in for well-child appointments and encourage parents to read to them. The books will ...
By Tom Corwin

Expert: Parkinson's disease 'tsunami' for US

There is a “tsunami” of new Parkinson’s disease cases that will hit the U.S. in coming years as the population ages overall, an expert told the audience at a Georgia Regents Health System forum on ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

University signs for new USCA degree

University Hospital and USC Aiken signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow students to do a clinical rotation at the health care system.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Graduate receives Beard Award

It is service to patients, whatever they need, that GRU graudate Jenny Dickson wants to carry on in her career.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Augusta VA inspection report still unreleased

The Department of Veterans Af­fairs' Inspector General's Office continues to withhold findings of health care violations at Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, despite six months of ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, May 8, 2015

Speaker urges GRU grads to follow passions

It wasn't what she envisioned doing, but by following her passions Jane Chen and her company are on the road to saving a million premature babies around the world, a path she would recommend to ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

GRU educator's Nepal trip now includes aid mission

Jessica Schwind's mission to teach basic epidemiology in Nepal and help build up public health capacity just got more urgent. after the recent earthquake in that country.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, May 4, 2015

Doctors Hospital sues state

Doctors Hospital of Augusta is suing the state over its decision to award a license to build a hospital in Columbia County using a rare exception to the license standards.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta VA director strengthening staff relationships after 2-year 'beating'

The new director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said Monday she has spent her first three months establishing positive relationships with staff who have endured a ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Raises vary widely for GRU administrators

While there has been an overall 6 percent increase in administrative pay at Georgia Regents University since it was created by consolidation, raises and promotions have caused vastly different ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson
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Stormwater fee project specifics hard to find

Although no one has promised Jackie Hayter that paying a new stormwater fee will get her Jamaica Drive drainage issues addressed, it’s a chance she is willing to take.
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