Articles from the Health section archive

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Free clinic will target LGBT patients

The Equality Clin­ic, opening its doors on the GRU campus Sept. 10, will offer primary care services in an environment free from judgment or discrimination.
By Tracey McManus

Personal care home under scrutiny

A warrant to search a four-bedroom home in Hephzibah suspected of serving as an unlicensed personal care home for 18 people was issued recently.
By Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

GR Health, Cerner ink $400 million deal

In another massive collaboration with a health care technology company, Georgia Regents Health System is entering into a $400 million deal with Cerner Corp. to provide all of its health care ...
By Tom Corwin

University to add Prompt Care in Aiken

Seeing a need for care in Aiken, University Hospital is moving to add a Prompt Care in Aiken.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Viagra, antioxidants might help patients with cystic fibrosis

Researchers at Georgia Regents University are investigating whether generic Viagra or antioxidants might help patients with cystic fibrosis exercise more.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

City, schools hash out bus move

After years of talks and legal wrangling, events are finally in motion to move Augusta's buses to a new home, opening up the 15th Street corridor to new retail development that could become a ...
By Tom Corwin and Susan McCord

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Grant funds student's work in Africa

Brett Heimlich, an MD/PhD student at MCG at GRU, is headed to Africa for 10 months to help one of the poorest countries battle sickle cell disease.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Azziz gets doused for ALS

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of several faculty and students Friday and then issued his own challenge to Augusta Mayor-elect Hardie ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Icy challenge helps ALS patients

Donations can be made to the GRU ALS clinic and 80 percent of the money will stay in Augusta to help its patients.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Study finds HPV vaccine safe, effective

A vaccine against a very common sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer has proven safe and effective over eight years, a Georgia Regents University researcher said.
By Tom Corwin

Ebola preparations underway in Augusta

With disease outbreaks like the Ebola virus and the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, Georgia Regents Medical Center is now asking all patients about travel outside the country as a routine ...
By Tom Corwin

Trinity admits security breach

Chinese hackers stole information about patients from clinics and physicians associated with Trinity Hospital of Augusta in April, and again in June, the hospital said in a statement Monday.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Fear outweighs risk of Ebola, experts say

The lethal virus currently causing an outbreak in Africa has prompted a lot of unneeded fear even among health care workers who might not understand that it takes more than casual contact to cause ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Thousands in Georgia face questions about insurance applications

The government sent letters to 20,000 people in Georgia that their status on their applications does not match that already on file. Those notified have until Sept. 5 to respond or their coverage ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Tiny fish could provide brain maps

Georgia Regents University neuroscientist Albert Pan recently was awarded a $1.9 million grant to develop a way of mapping the brains of tiny zebrafish, whose skin is clear enough to aid in ...
By Tom Corwin

Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

Smoothies are a nutritious way to stir things up in the kitchen, especially if the ingredients come from your garden. Few drinks are as refreshing as fresh or frozen fruits and syrups mixed with ...
By Dean Fosdick

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

GR Health refinances bonds

Georgia Regents Health System and some of its affiliated foundations have refinanced almost $160 million in bonds to take advantage of lower rates, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Search continuing for health district director

At least one applicant was to be interviewed Wednesday to become the next director of the East Central Health District headquartered in Augusta, the acting director said Tuesday night.
By Tom Corwin

Georgia Medicaid surge leads nation

Federal figures show Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare enrollment jumped 16 percent since October; the highest percentage increase among states that rejected the expansion.
By Andy Miller

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

PTSD can lead to, worsen heart disease

Dr. Steven S. Coughlin provided an overview of PTSD and the risk of heart disease.
By Tom Corwin

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Many black colleges struggling

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.
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