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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mandawat: Drug combo gives melanoma patients hope

For patients with advanced melanoma, a disease that for decades has been stubbornly resistant to treatment, a combination of two medications may be a game-changer.
By Anant Mandawat

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Male breast cancer survivor raises awareness

Monday night, Cecil Herrin, a survivor of male breast cancer, missed his Pink Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group meeting for the first time in three years.
By Lauren McDonald

Monday, June 8, 2015

Feds make pitch for Ga. Medicaid expansion

ATLANTA -- The Obama administration rolled out new statistics this month to buttress the argument that Georgia should expand its Medicaid program.
By Andy Miller

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Nearly half of nursing homes in area rated below average

Nine of the 20 homes in Richmond, Co­lum­bia and Aiken counties scored below average as of May 1, with six getting an overall rating of "much below average" from the Centers for Medicare ...
By Sandy Hodson

Substandard nursing homes receive HUD backing

In January 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development insured a mortgage issued to Augusta Hills Nursing Home. At the time, the facility had a three-star rating. But one month ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Augusta VA seeks new power plant to cut pollution

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Me­dical Center has proposed constructing a new power plant to reduce air pollution output at its downtown Augusta facility by more than 13,000 tons a year.
By Wesley Brown

Health insurance costs spike

ATLANTA -- Many Georgians could face double-digit increases in their health insurance premiums next year, based on initial rates sought by insurers.
By Andy Miller

Monday, June 1, 2015

Health insurance 2016 rates to rise

Health insurers say higher-than-expected care costs and other expenses blindsided them this year, and they're going to have to hike premiums beyond 10 percent for 2016.
By Tom Murphy

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Expert concerned over community care for mentally ill, disabled in Georgia

Dr. Richard Elliott is now concerned that a U.S. Supreme Court decision that helped gain access to community treatment for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled is not working as well as ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bill for accessing top hospital salaries varies

Finding out what the top leaders at Georgia Regents Health System earn costs more than at some other large public hospitals.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Augusta VA announces 'Summer of Service' to recruit volunteer help

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is launching a "Summer of Service" to address veterans' health care, housing and employment needs by creating and building partnerships with residents in the ...
By Wesley Brown

Disability law provides 'level playing field'

As groups this week celebrate the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, advocates can point to a lot of progress but also still some barriers in Augusta.
By Tom Corwin

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
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