Articles from the Health section archive

Monday, June 23, 2014

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

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Barrow wants investigation of VA radiology department

Rep. John Barrow called on the acting inspector general of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate potential wrongdoings in the radiology department at the Charlie Norwood VA ...
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Boy recovering after snake bite

A 5-year-old boy had to receive medical treatment after being bitten by a copperhead snake Monday.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Norovirus causes most food illnesses, CDC says

A lack of hand hygiene and food service workers who show up for work sick are likely reasons a common and highly contagious virus is the source for many food illness outbreaks.
By Tom Corwin

New center part of addiction services

The Bluff Plantation property is now undergoing renovations to make sure it complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other healthcare regulations before the center can turn in its ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 2, 2014

Driveway at GRMC to close

A portion of the driveway off 15th Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Service attracts new providers

When Dr. Michael Molitor and Maria Thomae decided to join Medical Associates Plus at Belle Terrace, it was to return to the kind of care they wanted to give in health care.
By Tom Corwin

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