Articles from the Health section archive

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Honoring survivors of breast cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The Au­gus­ta Chronicle will be featuring portraits of local survivors of breast cancer.

Feds sue Savannah hospital

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The federal government on Friday sued Memorial Health Inc. and others for what it said were false and fraudulent claims for Medicare reimbursement.
By Jan Skutch

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Australian visits girl with rare disorder

Kylee O'Shields was eventually diagnosed with Bohring-Opitz syndrome, of which there are about 40 known cases worldwide.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Former Medical College of Georgia president dies

LOS ANGELES - Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, a former president of the Medical College of Georgia, who was also U.S. surgeon general, died at 87.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Graham praises veterans health care bill

COLUMBIA - An important part of a new health care bill for veterans passed by Congress gives administrators the ability to fire poorly performing executives.
By Jeffrey Collins

GRU Cancer Center reaching out to minorities

GRU Cancer Center received a $3.2 million grant to become a NCI Community Oncology Research Program Minority/Underserved Community Site.
By Tom Corwin

Georgians not breastfeeding

ATLANTA -- Georgia still lags behind the national averages on infant breastfeeding rates.
By Andy Miller

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

MCG sees first Harrison Scholars

Augustans Stanton Royer and Robert MacDonnell are among the inaugural six Harrison Scholars being funded by a historic gift from the late Dr. J. Harold Harrison.
By Tom Corwin

Session focuses on vaccines

A small crowd gathered information on the importance of immunizations during Healthy Augusta's first Lunch and Learn session, quizzing health officials.
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Surgery reshaped boy's skull

Just above his grinning face, a large red “T” across the middle and top of his head marked where surgeons went in and placed springs to help his skull grow normally.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Drug shows promise treating pneumonia

A drug that mimics the crucial sequence was tested in Vienna, Austria, and helped pneumonia patients with severe lung injury get off ventilators sooner and recover quicker.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Aiken chef hosting demo at market

Brandon Velie, owner of Juniper in Ridge Spring and South Carolina Chef Ambassador, will perform a cooking demonstration at the Aiken County Farmers Market on Saturday. 
By Doug Stutsman

Federal, local VA documents differ

New information released Wednesday by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs contradicts federal documents that the local VA provided The Augusta Chronicle earlier this month.
By Wesley Brown

Broun pushing medical pot bill

Congressman Paul Broun is cosponsoring a bill that would legalize on a national basis the use of a marijuana-derived oil and other therapeutic hemp products for medical treatments.
By Jim Thompson

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Medical residency changes proposed

A prestigious government advisory group is proposing changes to the way graduate physicians are trained that could open the door for states like Georgia and South Carolina to add positions.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 28, 2014

Augustans to voice concerns to EPA

About 15 people from Augusta will attend the hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, said April Wilson, a member of the local chapter of the Sierra Club.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Azziz says size helps GRU compete

Bigger is better, and that is why the consolidation that Georgia Regents University underwent is really part of a larger trend, President Ricardo Azziz said.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Enrollment strategies for Augusta discussed

With an uncertain number of trained people available to help enroll people under the Affordable Care Act next time around, a Georgia enrollment advocacy group met Wednesday with Augusta community ...
By Tom Corwin

GRU officials resign for different reasons

Two top officials at Georgia Regents University are stepping down from their duties in unrelated cases.
By Tom Corwin

State-of-the-art catheterization lab unveiled on Fort Gordon

The newly renovated lab at Eisenhower Army Medical Center will enhance the cardiologist's ability to diagnose and treat advanced cardiovascular disease and provide comprehensive and up to date ...
By Wesley Brown

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