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Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Atlanta homeless shelter called 'hub' for tuberculosis

ATLANTA - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has outlined plans to use eminent domain to take control of a large homeless shelter he says has become a hub for tuberculosis.

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Augusta's United Way says it has no Planned Parenthood ties

The Augusta area's United Way chapter on Wednesday denied any ties to Planned Parenthood after reports surfaced online that some of its sister agencies funded the national health care provider.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Centers fill health care gaps in Augusta

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the center is getting more than $920,000 to open a new clinic in Keysville, part of $169 million through the Affordable Care Act.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Facing rising dental costs, seniors head to Mexico

Mark Bolzern traveled 3,700 miles to go to the dentist. The 56-year-old Anchorage, Alaska, native left home this spring, made a pit stop in Las Vegas to pick up a friend, and kept heading south, ...

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Nurse competency: Can new program verify?

In a development that was years in the making, mandatory "continuing competency" tracking is beginning this week for Georgia's more than 9,000 registered nurses.
By Judi Kanne

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Harrison Scholars grateful for support

There are 12 Harrison Scholars in the incoming class at Medical College of Georgia, funded out of a $66 million gift the Harrison family made to MCG Foundation, where Dr. J. Harold Harrison had ...
By Tom Corwin

Augusta VA details 3 construction projects

Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center is nearing the completion of two major construction projects and starting a third.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Augusta Tech offers new health programs

Augusta Technical College will grow its Allied Health Sciences and Nursing Department by 150 students and 12 part-time teaching positions this fall to help Georgia's booming medical industry.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Veteran housing project progresses

Freedom's Path, a $10.5 million public-housing project being built on the uptown campus of Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, is slightly behind schedule but should be under way by the fall.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

CDC warns of bad bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a "call to action" that the U.S. needs to address the increasing spread of C. diff and other deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

VA addresses wait times

Administrators at Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said a steady increase in patient enrollment and a loss of physicians to retirement and relocation is to blame.
By Wesley Brown

Trinity Hospital now part of new subsidiary

Trinity Hospital of Augusta is one of 38 hospitals being spun off by its parent company into a new subsidiary that will focus on smaller markets.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 30, 2015

CDC says more HPV vaccination needed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the rates of vaccination for those ages 13-17 for three recommended adolescent vaccines against HPV, meningitis and pertussis or whooping cough.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Pharmacy residency added

Georgia Regents Medical Center got a $40,000 grant this year to add another first-year pharmacy residency position but more are needed across the country, the American Society of Health-System ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Affordable Care Act led to improved health care, study finds

Not only did the Affordable Care Act allow millions to gain insurance coverage, but it actually resulted in better access to care and in fewer people reporting poor health, a new study found.
By Tom Corwin

Submissions sought for breast cancer awareness

The Augusta Chronicle is reaching out to breast cancer survivors and their families to be part of its annual Faces of Survival portrait series to celebrate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Data breach affects thousands

ATLANTA -- About 3,000 Georgians have been told that some of their health information was inadvertently disclosed.
By Andy Miller

Monday, July 27, 2015

Keel pledges to have university work with Augusta

Georgia Regents University and Augusta are on a “two-way street” where they should work together to become great, new GRU President Brooks Keel said.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta VA manager jailed after violating bond

A manager at the Charlie Nor­wood VA Medical Center in Augusta who faces federal charges in connection with veterans' medical care was jailed Monday for violating bond.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Man's life changed by Americans with Disabilities Act

Sam Creech remembers special education classes that were little more than "a step up from day care." Now he credits the Americans with Disa­bil­ities Act with making his three degrees ...
By Tom Corwin
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