Articles from the Health section archive

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

MCG students, faculty at Capitol

ATLANTA -- Administrators, faculty and more than 30 students from the Medical College of Georgia's campuses around the state spent the day Tuesday rubbing elbows with legislators.
By Walter C. Jones

Blue Cross to help hacked customers

ATLANTA -- Current and former Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia members are being offered free identity repair assistance and credit monitoring services in the wake of a massive data breach.
By Andy Miller

After lobbying push, drugmaker resubmits women's sex pill

Drugmaker enlists support from lawmakers, women's groups to boost bid for female sex pill.
By Matthew Perrone

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

'Biosimilar' drug bill clears Senate panel

ATLANTA -- Kerry Tucker came to the state Capitol to testify for a bill that would make it easier for patients like her to get a cheaper medication that's similar to a biologic drug they are ...
By Andy Miller

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

'Trooper' arm boy dreams of new devices

A month ago, John Peterson, a Grovetown resident who made contact with Liam Porter through a group called e-NABLE, presented Liam with a custom-built prosthetic arm he generated from a 3-D printer.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Patient-support staff must reapply for upgraded position

Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center patient-support staff will receive an 11 percent pay raise and an expanded role in the hospital's health care operations after successfully reducing ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Augusta VA's new director takes helm

Maria Andrews assumed her duties Thursday as the next director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Health care enrollment tops 10 million as deadline nears

At least 10 million people have enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including nearly 470,000 in Georgia, federal officials said Wednesday.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Azziz replacement panel named

Regent Jim Hull of Augusta will lead the search committee to find the next president of Georgia Regents University.
By Tom Corwin

Plan for safety narrows street at GRU

A long anticipated renovation to the section of Laney-Walker Boulevard that runs through Georgia Regents University could finally be moving closer to getting underway.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Measles in Georgia, officials say

The Georgia Department of Public Health is confirming the state's first reported case of measles since 2012.

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Whistleblowers mixed on new VA bill

Former employees who have accused the federal health care system of using retaliation to cover up delays have mixed feelings about new legislation to better protect whistleblowers.
By Wesley Brown

Plan calls for GRU housing on Health Sciences campus

New student housing for Georgia Regents University will go to the Health Sciences campus downtown while the Summerville campus and its surrounding neighborhood will remain largely untouched.
By Tom Corwin

GRU students, local doctors provide dental care for kids

Friday was "Give Kids a Smile Day" at Georgia Regents University, and the students at the College of Dental Medicine gave more than 80 pupils the best dentist visit ever.
By Sean Gruber

Tuna recalled for metal in cans

Chicken of the Sea tuna is being recalled in Publix stores in Richmond and Columbia County, in addition to other counties in the South, for fragments of metal that might be inside.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Committee to search for MCG's Athens dean

A search committee to find a new dean for the Athens branch campus of Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University was announced.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Hospital appeal set for June

The hearing for the appeal of the state's decision to award a license to Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a hospital in Columbia County won't begin until June 22, much later than first ...
By Tom Corwin

Augusta health care signups near 20,000

As of Jan. 30, nearly 7.5 million had enrolled in the 37 states using the federal Health Insurance Marketplace, which includes Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Another 2.4 million enrolled in ...
By Tom Corwin

Deadline looming to sign up for Obamacare

To raise awareness about the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance, the Enroll America bus campaign will make a stop at the Medical Associates Plus @ Belle Terrace clinic Wednesday night.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Herb supplements used fillers, study shows

ALBANY, N.Y. — DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of herbal supplements sold as treatments for everything from memory loss to prostate trouble found that four out of five contained none of ...
By Mary Esch
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