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Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Thousands join Augusta breast cancer walk

Augusta Miracle Mile Walk organizers did not have an exact number Saturday morning, but said they believed about 10,000 people participated to raise breast cancer awareness.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Publix recalls snack mix for improper labeling

NEW YORK - Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts.
By Associated Press

Obama to name Ebola czar

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and a trusted adviser at the Obama White House, as the point man on the U.S. ...
By Jim Kuhnhenn

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Isakson says VA legislation gaining ground

During a visit to The Augusta Chronicle, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said new legislation that provides for more timely care and improved accountability within the Department of Veterans Affairs ...
By Wesley Brown

Education commons allows future growth

With two 300-seat classrooms, significantly larger than what either the dental or medical school had before, the $76 million building will allow for expansion of those classes in the future.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

New education building at GRU opens

The J. Harold Harrison MD Education Commons Building has its grand opening Thursday.
By Tom Corwin

CDC says Texas Ebola case should not have flown

A second Texas health care worker who tested positive Tuesday night for Ebola flew the day before from Cleveland to Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

GRU moves closer to 650 new student beds

The Board of Regents will vote on rankings for a management firm to oversee creation of at least 3,000 student housing beds at seven institutions, including GRU.
By Tom Corwin

CDC monitors caregivers for Ebola, creates response team

After a nurse who cared for an Ebola patient in Dallas became infected, 76 colleagues who might have had contact with the same patient are being monitored.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta VA builds parking deck

The three-story garage will feature 114 handicapped and spinal-cord patient spots on the first floor and 377 spaces on levels 2 and3 when it's completed in September 2015.
By Wesley Brown

Former Augusta VA director awarded nearly $18,000 in bonuses despite deaths

According to new records, Rebecca Wiley received $9,000 in performance pay in 2007, and $7,500 and $1,500 in cash bonuses in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Study shows Augustans lagging in sleep

A national study by Jawbone that tracked more than a million wearers of its UP wristband found last week that residents in Richmond County went to bed at 11:26 p.m. and slept an average of 6.79 hours.
By Wesley Brown

Second Ebola case, drill prompts review

Two Augusta hospitals said their systems to respond to a suspected case have already been tested and done well, but they are also reviewing protocols now.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Drug firms make big payments to docs

One Augusta physician got more than $150,000 in payments, food and travel from drug and medical device manufacturers, and a dozen others got at least $12,000, according to records released under ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

CDC announces enhanced screening for Ebola

In an attempt to pick up any potential Ebola cases, travelers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea would be subject to additional questioning about potential contacts with the virus at ...
By Tom Corwin

Columbia County affirms backing for hospital proposals

Columbia County Administrator Scott Johnson transmitted renewed letters of support to officials at the three Augusta hospitals vying to build Columbia County's first hospital.
By Steve Crawford

Weight loss varies little among diets

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association compares popular diets and suggests that differences in weight loss between diets is small.
By Anant Mandawat

SC reports season's 1st flu death

COLUMBIA - Health officials say South Carolina has had its first death of this flu season.

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Health care plan costs may decrease

With nearly double the number of plans available during open enrollment beginning next month under the Affordable Care Act, costs of coverage will likely go down.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Therapy dogs comfort air travelers

Dogs will be roaming the main terminal and gate area of the Augusta Airport to spread happiness and entertainment to travelers who might feel tense about flying,
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer

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Disc golf tournament benefits Augusta charity

APPLING — When Paul Childs runs a disc golf tournament, he wants it to mean something for the rest of the community. Childs he found a cause worth supporting: the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
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