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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Medical students produce at event

The Veggie Truck Market is held Tuesday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.. through October and is sponsored by students from Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta Locally Grown and ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Helping out heathly habits

As part of National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, Doctors Hospital held a farmers market in their cafeteria.
By Michael Holahan

Monday, June 23, 2014

Former dean at GRU leaves behind legacy

Former College of Dental Medicine dean Connie Drisko leaves behind a very tangible legacy at Georgia Regents University. Drisko, 73, died Sunday after battling leukemia.
By Tom Corwin

Mosquito prevention needed

The arrival of another mosquito-borne disease in Georgia has Richmond County Mosquito Control on high alert, urging residents to protect themselves.
By Meg Mirshak

University opens Grovetown campus

On Monday, University opened its new $4.85 million Grovetown campus just off Interstate 20.

Georgia expands doctor pipeline

DULUTH, Ga. -- The state's pipeline for new physicians is getting wider. Gwinnett Medical Center has joined a phalanx of hospitals developing programs in primary care.
By Andy Miller

Fake SC doctor sentenced

COLUMBIA - A man accused of stealing a South Carolina physician's identity and treating hundreds of patients has been sentenced to federal prison.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mosquito-borne virus in Georgia

ATLANTA -- A mosquito-borne disease that causes fever and severe joint pain has arrived in Georgia.
By Andy Miller

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Stem cell trial could heal hearts

A clinical trial at Georgia Regents Medical Center is testing whether dosing the heart with specially manipulated stem cells can help heal the damage from heart failure and improve function.
By Tom Corwin

Tobacco: Baseball's dangerous tradition

Baseball has been plagued by tobacco since well before Babe Ruth's time. The Babe himself, a smokeless tobacco user, died of throat cancer at age 53.
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Immunotherapy promising for cancer

While clinical trials are still ongoing, using the immune system to target cancer and block the "checkpoints" that halt the immune response are already showing results, a researcher at Georgia ...
By Tom Corwin

Study: Ga. Obamacare rates low

ATLANTA -- Georgia's average premium for insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchange is the second-lowest among the 36 states using the federally run marketplace, according to a report ...
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Marijuana-derived drug Epidiolex shows promise; drug could be tested at Georgia Regents University

A marijuana-derived drug that might be tested at Georgia Regents University showed success in patients with hard-to-treat seizures.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 16, 2014

Molestation trial begins

The trial began Monday for a former hospital employee accused of molesting child patients.
By Sandy Hodson

Doctors Hospital files to build in Evans

Doctors Hos­pital of Augusta filed Monday to build a hospital in the county, the third Augusta hospital to do so.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer feeding program called 'necessity'

For those who struggle to get food and eat regularly throughout the year, the summer feeding program helps make sure Richmond County students under 18 continue to receive no-cost meals.
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New stroke program improves treatment

A stroke is one of the most debilitating medical conditions. It can limit one's ability to eat, talk, or walk and dramatically reduce quality of life. A recent paper in the Journal of the American ...
By Anant Mandawat

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Forum helps insurance first-timers

A forum Tuesday aimed to help people who may have acquired insurance under the Affordable Care Act and those whose plans may still seem daunting.
By Tracey McManus

Panel seeks answers to health crisis

Georgia's Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee met for the first time to discuss doctors, hospitals for rural areas.
By Andy Miller

Medicaid contract bids scrapped

A state agency has canceled the contract bidding to offer care coordination services to more than 400,000 Medicaid beneficiaries who have disabilities or are elderly.
By Andy Miller

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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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