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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GRU green tea lozenge helps dry mouth

In a randomized control trial of the MighTeaFlow lozenge versus a placebo with just a sugar substitute, the green-tea extract lozenge increased saliva flow.
By Tom Corwin

GRU to vaccinate more with grant

GRU's residency program was one of 16 chosen to receive a $10,000 grant to help provide more flu and pneumococcal vaccines to the elderly.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 21, 2014

New science, medical MBAs at GRU

The James M. Hull College of Business at GRU will start its first MD/MBA classes this fall with about eight students. 
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Feds to review Ga. Medicaid backlog

ATLANTA -- A federal agency will review Medicaid eligibility and enrollment processes in Georgia and six other states due to "a substantial backlog ... "
By Andy Miller

Monday, July 14, 2014

Water may be vehicle for South Carolina hospital infection

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Federal health officials are focusing on water as the possible source of bacteria that infected 15 patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital since March.

UnitedHealthcare to be fourth company to offer insurance in state exchange next year

ATLANTA -- UnitedHealthcare is the fourth health insurer seeking to offer insurance statewide in Georgia's exchange next year.
By Andy Miller

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

Nearly 95 percent of U.S. physicians accept gifts, meals, payments, travel and other services from companies that make the drugs and medical products they prescribe, according to the "New England ...
By Matthew Perrone

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Organizations link VA problems to staff shortages

National experts say the quality of care in the Department of Veterans Affairs is in jeopardy because of a shortage of physicians and nurses at VA hospitals, including the one in Augusta.
By Wesley Brown

Marijuana-based drug works differently

Georgia Regents University and the state of Georgia have worked for months to land a marijuana-derived drug clinical trial for children with difficult seizure disorders. 
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Science, art teach kids about cells

Some youths are learning this week about a unique combination of science and art called "Living Clay - Exploring and Sculpting Cells." It is a collaboration between GRU and Tire City Potters.
By Tom Corwin

VA official addresses Augusta concerns

Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs, told an Augusta audience today that the top priority is getting veterans off wait lists and then addressing systemic problems.

Plan for new trauma center not welcomed by all

ATLANTA -- Hospital chain HCA's push to have its Augusta hospital designated as a trauma center has unsettled leaders in the state's hospital industry.
By Andy Miller

Millions gain coverage, but Georgia lags behind

Gaining coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year allowed the uninsured rate nationally to drop. But in places such as Georgia that did not expand Medicaid, the uninsured rate remains high, ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Gene discovery holds promise for heart disease treatment

Since the introduction of statins in the late 1980s, doctors have been looking for a new medicine to further lower the risk of heart disease. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine may ...
By Anant Mandawat

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Deal pushes for marijuana drug trials at GRU

Georgia children with difficult to treat seizures will get access to a marijuana-derived oil in a clinical trial through Georgia Regents University perhaps as soon as this month, or at least by ...
By Tom Corwin

Acting VA secretary to visit Augusta

Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs, will visit the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta on Thursday to meet with hospital leadership, employees and key stakeholders to ...
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

Monday, July 7, 2014

Marijuana drugmaker to meet at GRU

Gov. Deal and the British manufacturer of a marijuana-derived drug will meet Tuesday at Georgia Regents University to discuss the possibility of clinical trials.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Each hospital touts site, finds fault with opposing plans

Doctors Hospital of Augusta, Georgia Regents Medical Center and University Hospital have all submitted requests for a Certificate of Need to build a 100-bed hospital in Columbia County, the ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Deep in thought? No, thanks, some say

Just sitting and thinking was not enjoyable for many people and some would rather give themselves an electric shock than sit idly by, a new study found.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Don't get burned by holiday bonfire

Besides fireworks, bonfires can also be a source of summer burns, particularly if there is drinking and carelessness around the fire, said Dr. Fred Mullins, the medical director of the Joseph M. ...
By Tom Corwin

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Accord tops list of stolen vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its annual report on the 10 most stolen vehicles in the country earlier this month, and some residents say they aren't surprised with what they saw.
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