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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

4 positive TB tests unlikely to be new cases

Four people tested positive for tuberculosis on skin testing at Warren Road Elementary School but they are "very unlikely" to be additional TB infections, the East Central Health District director ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, April 24, 2016

AU part of stem-cell study for heart failure

More than 100 patients took part in the largest clinical trial to look at using the cells as a potential treatment for heart failure patients.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 22, 2016

Doctors Hospital of Augusta given all clear

Doctors Hospital of Augusta has been given an all clear after a bomb threat was called in this afternoon, spokesman Adam Landau confirmed.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Court rejects Doctors Hospital appeal

One appeal has been dismissed but another is still pending as Doc­tors Hospital of Augusta fights a state license allowing AU Medical Center to build a hospital in Columbia County.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Prescribing vegetables improved health

In its first year in Augusta, the pilot program, made available through Wholesome Wave Georgia, targeted 20 women at risk for diet-related diseases.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, April 18, 2016

Veggie Truck market returns Tuesday

The Veggie Truck Farmers Market returns to Harrisburg, where it becomes a weekly event every Tuesday featuring locally grown and organic produce, cooking demonstrations and more.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Gut bacteria could silence sweet tooth, AU researcher says

Preliminary research at Augusta University shows a way to silence the sweet tooth by manipulating the bacterial environment in the gut. And it could potentially have implications for obesity down ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Reports critical of Augusta VA

The report came out of the agency's probe into wait times at VAs in general, as well as an investigation into a complaint from an Augusta VA employee that wait times were being manipulated within ...
By Tom Corwin

About 65 tested for TB at Augusta school

The tests will likely be read Friday. Anyone with a positive skin test would be referred for further evaluation.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

TB case at Warren Road school leads to testing

A confirmed case of tuberculosis at Warren Road Elementary School will lead to testing.
By Tom Corwin

Vidalia onions coming soon to Augusta

In around two weeks, Augusta residents can expect to start seeing Vidalia onions on grocery shelves.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, April 7, 2016

You can age well in every decade of life

Scheduling regular checkups can lead to good health regardless on what decade of age you're in.
By Howard Cohen

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Student 'tobacco free' effort a winner

ATLANTA - The success of students to convince the Burke County School District to go tobacco free earned state recognition this week.
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, April 2, 2016

New antibodies could solve muscle weakness mystery

The Augusta University team and others have focused on two potential antibodies that target two proteins in a pathway needed to maintain a proper connection between nerves and muscle in their ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 1, 2016

State, local efforts aim to prevent spread of Zika virus

Georgia has seen nine travel-related cases where the person went to a Zika-infested area and contracted the virus before returning home.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Report touts hospitals' impact

A recent report by Georgia's largest hospital trade association shows the industry pumped more than $43.6 billion into the state's economy in 2014.
By Damon Cline

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

AU student recognized for cancer research

Amy Paschall was recently awarded the Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award for her work on immunotherapy.
By Tom Corwin

AU conference looks at disability desire disorder

Augusta University held one of the first conferences in the country Wednesday to address the condition known as body integrity identity disorder in which a person desires to be disabled and some ...
By Tom Corwin

Medicaid expansion would help Georgia mental health, drug patients

ATLANTA - Expanding the state's Medicaid program could bring tens of thousands of low-income Georgia into treatment for mental health and substance use problems, federal officials say.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Help may be available to sidestep termination of Medicare program

Some people in Georgia who qualified for help paying their Medicare Part B premiums through the Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary Program are no longer eligible but another little known ...
By Sandy Hodson and Tom Corwin
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