Articles from the Health section archive

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

TB case reported at Martinez Elementary

A Martinez Elementary School pupil was pulled out of school Thursday after it was discovered he was possibly exposed to tuberculosis.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Macon pastor wins Augusta VA's resident chaplain of year

Dianne Lewis named the Augusta area's resident chaplain of the year.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

More than 14 million survived cancer

There are now more than 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and new treatments mean many more could be joining them.
By Tom Corwin

9 decontaminated after chemical exposure

Nine people, including two police officers and one firefighter, went through decontamination protocols and were transported to Jefferson Hospital.
By Parish Howard and Travis Highfield

State retiree provider dropping Medicare Advantage plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is dropping its Medicare Advantage plan for next year for retirees in the State Health Benefit Plan.
By Andy Miller

Georgia bucks trend on drug deaths

While nationally the rate has been increasing, Georgia has actually been heading in the opposite direction.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Augusta Hazmat team responds to 'odor' in Wrens

The Augusta Fire Department's Hazmat team was called Monday evening to Jefferson County due to reports of a strong odor outside a residence. 
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Primary care grants come to Augusta clinics

Christ Community Health Services in Augusta will get $207,960 for the two-year grant period and Medical Associates Plus at Belle Terrace will get $200,156.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Defense rests case in Georgia salmonella outbreak trial

ALBANY, Ga. - Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national ...
By Russ Bynum

Augusta VA to join National Resource Directory

Expanding on its efforts to provide timely care, the VA Medical Center’s Mental Health Clinic announced Wednesday it’s joining a new database that connects veterans and caregivers to support ...
By Wesley Brown

Local West Nile case prompts spraying

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list six "neuroinvasive disease" cases for Georgia this year from West Nile, including one in Richmond County.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

CDC: Kids eating too much salt

In its monthly Vital Signs report, the CDC said more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. are consuming too much sodium, well above the recommended level.
By Tom Corwin

GRU study could explain autism gender gap

New research at Georgia Regents University could help explain why males lare much more likely to develop autism, and could provide a potential treatment. 
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Virus likely in Augusta already

A rash of seriously ill children in Augusta is likely part of a national outbreak of an uncommon strain of a summer virus, though it has not been confirmed.
By Tom Corwin

Feds critical of Augusta's Gracewood

A federal agency has warned Georgia officials that it will end Medicaid payments to an Augusta facility for the developmentally disabled unless the state improves conditions there.
By Andy Miller

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Women want greater ovarian cancer awareness

Though September is designated as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, it shares the distinction with prostate cancer, childhood cancer, childhood obesity, sickle cell and other conditions. 
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Augusta VA announces town hall meeting

The director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will provide an update on facility improvements next week during a town hall the Augusta hospital is holding to address long wait times and ...
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Slow health growth will accelerate

Health care spending in the U.S. grew last year at a near historically low rate but is expected to pick up this year and over the coming decade due to expanded coverage through the Affordable Care ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

CDC: Ebola virus is the world's problem

Dr. Tom Frieden held a teleconference to recount his experiences from touring affected countries and called experienced volunteers with expertise to get involved.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Free clinic will target LGBT patients

The Equality Clin­ic, opening its doors on the GRU campus Sept. 10, will offer primary care services in an environment free from judgment or discrimination.
By Tracey McManus

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