Articles from the Health section archive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Medical marijuana research presents opportunity to regents

While the legislature and media dwell on the emotional and controversial aspects of marijuana as medicine, research by Georgia Regents University is taking a scientific approach to sort through ...
By Walter C. Jones

University moving to add residencies

University Hospital has sent a "letter of interest" to the University System of Georgia, the first formal step in receiving financial help in expanding its residency program for newly graduated ...
By Walter C. Jones

Tobacco bans a 'normal part of life' for schools

As public school districts across Georgia continue to ban tobacco products, Richmond and Columbia County officials say their long-running bans have become “a normal part” of school life.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, March 16, 2015

Few veterans offered Choice Cards

A Department of Veterans Affairs program started in November to resolve nationwide delays in care lacks consistent guidelines and effective management, reports show.
By Wesley Brown

Augusta VA to hold town hall meeting

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a town hall meeting next to discuss health-care programs, eligibility and benefits with local veterans.
By Staff Reports

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Augusta VA program helps reduce travel reimbursements

The Veterans Transportation Service has helped the Augusta VA gradually eliminate long trips and reduce reimbursement payments by more than 8 percent in the past three fiscal years, according to ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, March 12, 2015

State reviews 'stop smoking' benefits

ATLANTA -- State insurance officials are investigating whether health insurers are covering tobacco-cessation products as a free benefit, as required under the Affordable Care Act.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Newcomers swell Georgia Obamacare numbers

Almost nine out of 10 qualified for a tax credit to help pay for coverage and nearly three out of four paid $100 a month or less in premiums, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, March 6, 2015

Shepeard Center low on O-negative blood

The Sheapard Community Blood Center said it's down to a three-day supply of O-negative, the second major shortage this year.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Brain injury awareness walk helps survivors

On March 14, hundreds of survivors, supporters and medical and therapy staff will participate in the sixth annual Brain Injury Awareness Walk from 10 a.m. to noon at the Columbia County ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Boy with 'trooper arm' meets Globetrotter

Being declared a "Junior Phenom" by the Harlem Globetrotters is the latest honor for Liam Porter since his story went viral in January.
By Tom Corwin

University adds Primary Care in Martinez

A University Primary Care center has been added in Martinez, furthering the hospital's ancillary services.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Surgeons, specialist in short supply by 2025

Despite a modest increase in the number of physicians trained each year, the country still faces a looming shortage of physicians, particularly in areas like surgery or cancer care.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Drug company ordered to pay South Carolina $126 million

COLUMBIA - A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary should pay South Carolina $136 million over deceptive drug marketing of an anti-psychotic drug, the state's highest court ruled this week.
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Officials tout "great year" for University

Despite "stress" all hospitals are facing from increasing financial pressures, University Hospital had a "great year," officials said.
By Tom Corwin

GRU search committee seeks leader

The committee held its initial meeting to receive its charge from University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby to find a replacement for Ricardo Azziz. 
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Georgia House bill OKs cannabis oil to treat health problems

Georgia House legalizes use of cannabis oil for 9 medical problems, including sickle cell.
By Bill Hendrick

Nearly one in five in Georgia uninsured

A recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey found that at the end of 2014 Georgia had the second-worst uninsured rate at 19.1 percent. Texas topped the list at 24.4 percent.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

First meeting Thursday for GRU president search

The committee, led by Regent James Hull, of Augusta, will receive its formal charge that will outline its roles and responsibilities during this initial meeting.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

GRU community outreach initiative targets lung cancer

Using a $1.74 million, three-year grant, GRU's Cancer Center and partners are launching the c-CARE initiative in an effort to target lung cancer and then other preventable cancers.
By Tom Corwin
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