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Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

VA offers marriage enrichment, relationship seminars

Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has started conducting weekend marriage enrichment and relationship seminars at its Uptown Division off Wrightsboro Road.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Changes sought by cancer treatment chain opposed

ATLANTA - An old battle between Georgia's hospitals and a national cancer treatment chain flared up this fall. The dispute is rooted in Georgia's "certificate of need" process.
By Kathleen Foody

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Faces of Survival: Sally Balkcum

Sally Balkcum went for a routine mammogram just before Thanksgiving last year and was told to return for an ultrasound. Neither she nor her doctors felt a lump, but the ultrasound and a biopsy ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Dozens flock to free dental clinic in Martinez

Tyrick Makerson was among about 90 people who lined up starting in the early morning outside Bullard Dentistry on Washington Road for a day of free dental care.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Faces of Survival: Emily Mumford

Emily Mumford had always had cysts, but when one in her right breast started hurting last year, she went to her doctor to have it checked out.
By Lisa Kaylor

Miracle Mile Walk expected to draw thousands

About 15,000 people dressed in pink are expected to flood downtown Augusta on Saturday for the University Health Care Foundation's 15th annual Miracle Mile Walk.
By Lisa Kaylor

Group surprises Aiken boy with adaptive bike

The $800 adaptive bicycle given to 10-year-old Keyshawn Priester was a surprise from the Augusta Ambucs AmTryke program through a grant from the Walton Foundation for Independence.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

Georgia studies medical billing curbs

ATLANTA - Imagine arranging for a procedure, following the guidelines about staying "in-network," securing preapproval, paying the deductible and copayment, and then still getting bills from ...
By Walter C. Jones

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Faces of Survival: Christina Klosson

After battling polio since she was 3, Christina Klosson felt that facing breast cancer was one more medical issue that needed to be handled.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Faces of Survival: Sandra Moore

Sandra Moore was living in Forsythe, Ga., when a mammogram detected a mass that turned out to be breast cancer. Her doctor performed a mastectomy in 1992, and she was fortunate not to need ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Loss of state name concerns dental school

Soon after the name change to Augusta University, College of Dental Medicine Dean Carol Lefebvre said she heard from students concerned that the name Georgia no longer graces the state's only ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Boxing program designed to fight Parkinson's

The Rock Steady Boxing program finds boxing-based exercises can provide a number of benefits to patients, said Tambra Craven, a certified trainer who began Day One Fitness.
By Tom Corwin

Faces of Survival: Terry Jenkins

Terry Jenkins was having dinner with her dad at a local seafood restaurant when she received the call that a routine mammogram detected a lump in her left breast. She needed to return for a biopsy.
By Lisa Kaylor

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Agriculture commissioner stresses biosecurity

Gary Black, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, made an appearance in Augusta last Thursday with a clear message to Georgia poultry-farm workers.
By Doug Stutsman

Georgia health contract protested

ATLANTA -- Three losing bidders have filed a protest over the Georgia's selection of vendors for a multibillion-dollar Medicaid and PeachCare contract.
By Andy Miller

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Faces of Survival: Susanne McLaughlin

Susanne McLaughlin had lost her sister to breast cancer a year before her hand brushed across something strange in her left breast. A mammogram and a biopsy confirmed it was cancer.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Residents hang pink ribbons

Travis Garvin helps Chantiay Howard hang a pink ribbon on one of the trees outside the Georgia Regents University Cancer Center in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
By Todd Bennett

Faces of Survival: Elaine Dailey

Elaine Dailey had fibrocystic disease, so she was used to finding cysts in her breasts, and to her doctor finding spots on her mammogram. She said he had never been concerned enough about them to ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Augusta chosen to join expanded VA initiative

The program, called the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative, brings together local and national partners to provide better networks and tools for veterans, service members and military ...

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

SRS environmentally safe, report says

Savannah River Site announced Thursday that radioactive and chemical discharges during 2014 were well below federal, state and U.S. Department of Energy regulations and standards.
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