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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Grovetown man's cancer disappears in 'miracle'

In what his oncologist can only explain as a miracle, Jimmy Walker's cancer was undetectable on a Nov. 14 PET scan and his kidneys have regained function, allowing him to spend another ...
By Tracey McManus

Georgia Regents' hospital plan chosen

Georgia Regents Medical Center won a lengthy and hardfought battle over two other Augusta hospitals to build the first hospital in Columbia County, the Georgia Department of Community Health ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Family achieves goal to start funding clinical trial

Glenn O'Neill and his wife, Cara, hoped to have the $1.8 million in funds secured by Eliza's 5th birthday on Nov. 16. On Friday their foundation's GoFundMe campaign had finally surpassed its goal.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

GRU urges smokers to quit

Georgia Regents University observed the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke­out campaign Thursday with "commit to quit" stations to encourage students, staff and community members ...
By Sean Gruber

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Attacks on nurses, health-care workers spark alarm

ATLANTA -- Nurses, doctors, emergency medical technicians and other health-care workers get punched, bit and slammed into walls while doing their jobs, and a legislative panel is considering ...
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

School board discusses health screening for athletes

During the Board of Education’s committee meeting on Tuesday, representatives from University Hospital discussed establishing a program to offer free health screenings to Richmond County student ...
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Effort to bring medical cannabis to Georgia continues

ATLANTA - While an effort to bring a form of medical marijuana to Georgia garnered support during the legislative session, hurdles remain as lawmakers prepare to make another attempt next year.
By Christina A. Cassidy

VA Choice Cards mailed in Augusta

The Department of Veteran Affairs has mailed its first medical "Choice Cards" to local veterans who have had trouble receiving VA care and are entitled to appointments with private doctors.
By Wesley Brown

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Experts hoping better enrollment second time around

The second open enrollment period begins in the Health Insurance Marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.
By Tom Corwin

Mystery illness hits 74 Emory students

ATLANTA - Emory University officials say dozens of students have been stricken by gastrointestinal illnesses in recent days.

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Doctors, Trinity again Top Performers

For the third year in a row, Trinity was named Top Performer by the hospital accrediting body The Joint Commission, while Doctors earned the honor for the fourth consecutive year, something only ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Nurses participate in Ebola safety protest

Protesting in front of the Augusta VA's downtown hospital, nurse Irma Westmoreland said dozens of hospitals still lack enough hazardous materials suits that properly protect nurses from Ebola ...
By Wesley Brown

Cannabis oil study could cost $8 million

The Joint Study Committee on the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions met at GRU to hear about progress in getting clinical trials started on a drug from GW ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

GRU hosts marijuana oil hearing

A committee on narrow uses of medical marijuana will hold a hearing at Georgia Regents University to hear about potential medical evidence for use
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

GRMC looks to change lease, rent

MCG Health Inc., is asking for a 40-year-lease instead of a series of 10-year leases that is continually renewed. The lease length is to coincide with refinancing of about $48 million.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Early-onset Alzheimer's patients want group

Gary Lentz was only 55 in 2007 when he was diagnosed with early-onset frontotemporal dementia, a somewhat rare disorder related to Alzheimer's disease. 
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

New health director has Augusta ties

Taking the job as the new director for the East Central Public Health District in Augusta is like a homecoming for Dr. Stephen Goggans.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Trinity helps families honor memory of loved ones

In an effort to honor departed loved ones, for the 18th consecutive year, A Night of Remembrance helped families usher in the holiday season with music and lighting of luminaries.
By Doug Stutsman

Students want more Georgia residencies

Second-year student Katherine Menezes has a time to decide what kind of medicine she wants to practice. Whether she would lean toward practicing in Georgia could depend on getting a residency to ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

CDC: Women lack screening, vaccine

About 12,000 women are diagnosed each year and about 4,000 die from cervical cancer, said Dr. Ileana Arias, deputy principal director for the CDC.
By Tom Corwin

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Daniel Field removes trees, lights structures in airspace

Daniel Field, managed by operations company Augusta Aviation, has spent more than $30,000 conducting land surveys, removing 30 trees and installing red blinking lights on top of the Newman Tennis ...
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