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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

Faces of Survival: Rebekah Robeson

The old showbiz adage is that the show must go on, and Rebekah Robeson isn't letting a breast cancer diagnosis stop her from doing what she loves - perform.
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

Evacuee patients remain at Augusta hospitals

Dozens of evacuees from coastal areas were still in Augusta hospitals Monday, in some cases because the areas they came from still aren't back to normal, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Cancer therapy trial draws children from across nation

A clinical trial at Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University featuring a homegrown discovery is drawing kids from other prestigious cancer centers across the country.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

Newborn among medical evacuees to Augusta

A day after he was born in Brunswick, Foster Grey Bishop and his mother were transported in the middle of the night to Trinity Hospital of Augusta just ahead of Hurricane Matthew.
By Tom Corwin

Evacuees head to University, AUMC at shelters

Most of the patients who were going to be evacuated to Augusta are here or are en route, said Shawn Vincent, interim Chief Operating Officer for AU Medical Center. 
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Coastal hospital patients evacuated to Augusta

AU Medical Center has received 25 patients from areas likely to be affected by Hurricane Matthew and 30 more were on the way Thursday night, mostly from the Brunswick and St. Marys areas, said the ...
By Tom Corwin

Haitian native moved to help Hilton Head evacuees

Elize Joseph, the administrator of the University Extended Care Kentwood nursing facility, is a native of Haiti and has seen the devastation of hurricanes firsthand. 
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Vitamin could affect diabetes, cholesterol

Dr. Norman Pollock, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Georgia Prevention Institute at AU, has three clinical trials to look at the effectiveness of vitamin K supplements in adults, and ...
By Tom Corwin

Charlie Norwood accepting hurricane evacuess from Charleston VA hospital

Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will accept the patients from the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, according to a news release from Charlie Norwood.

Stroke therapy targeted in stem cell trial

Dr. David Hess, chairman of the Department of Neurology at AU, will head up a Phase III international clinical trial for stroke patients using the MultiStem cell therapy to treat ischemic stroke, ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Former hospital owners to pay millions over fraud scheme in Georgia

Two metro Atlanta hospitals that were previously owned by Tenet Healthcare have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud federal health programs and pay kickbacks and bribes for patient ...
By Andy Miller

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

New mom fought to get her breast cancer diagnosed

This year nearly 250,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, including more than 7,000 women in Georgia, and nearly 41,000 will die from it.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

PINK PUMPKIN PARTY: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 1, Augusta University J. Harold Harrison M.D. Education Commons, 1301 R.A. Dent Blvd.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Supplements studied for anti-aging

Researchers Yanbin Dong and Haidong Zhu of the Georgia Prevention Institute at AU have a $2.5 million study to tack on to the national Vitamin D and Omega 3 Trial (known as VITAL) being run out of ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

AU pay changes ease, add to employee burden

The changes at AU are coming about through new rules in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act that must be enacted by Dec. 1.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Augusta needs better coverage for uninsured, homeless

GAHN, which includes a number of area health care organizations, has been collecting data since 2007 on at least two Augusta hospitals and several community clinics.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

MCG students delve into dialysis diseases

The second-year medical students took part in the Eighth Annual Medical Scholars Research Day.
By Tom Corwin

Trailblazing Cleckley to be honored

Dr. Hervey Cleckley, a former faculty member and pioneer in psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia, will be honored with two free public events at the MCG/Augusta University campus.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Paine says standards unfair, expert says school needs to make case

Paine College claims its accrediting body is biased against small private colleges like Paine and is using arbitrary financial standards to get rid of those schools, some of which are historically ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Guide will help athlete in Augusta Ironman

It is often the tandem bike that Caroline Gaynor and Tina Ament ride when competing in triathlons that gets the attention of the crowds.
By Tom Corwin
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