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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Augusta VA eyeing new administrative hires

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has made its recommendation for a new chief of staff and will welcome a new associate director next month.
By Wesley Brown

Court ruling keeps thousands of subsidies in Augusta area

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of the Affordable Care Act, preserving thousands of subsidies in the Augusta area for people who used them to purchase health insurance.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Doctors Hospital now a trauma center, but not all are pleased

Doctors was one of seven HCA hospitals last year pursuing trauma center designation, a move opposed by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, which includes the state's Level I Trauma ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Number of places allowing smoking in Georgia rise in six years

The number of bars and restaurants in Georgia that allow smoking has nearly doubled after the statewide smoking ordinance was passed, a recent study finds, prompting the authors to call for ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Subsidies for thousands in Augusta are at stake

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule any day beginning Monday in a case challenging the issuance of subsidies under the act through the federal Marketplace.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, June 19, 2015

Deadline looms for Georgia, Feds

Georgia is "waiting to hear'' from the U.S. Department of Justice about what the federal agency plans to do after the June 30 expiration of the settlement agreement.
By Andy Miller

University Hospital violation caused by officer, report states

University Hospital was recently chastised by a federal health agency for failing to treat an intoxicated man outside its emergency room, but an off-duty deputy working there apparently told a ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Appeal hearing begins over Columbia County hospital decision

ATLANTA - Attorneys for the two hospitals that the state denied permission to build a Columbia County facility took turns Thursday attacking the winning application submitted by Georgia Regents ...
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Columbia County hospital appeal begins

Whether Columbia County finally gets its own hospital and who gets to build it could be decided by a hearing beginning today in Atlanta.
By Tom Corwin

Program helps parents help children

Early wanderings by a child are a challenge for any parent, but in some cases, they can be especially dangerous.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Registration opens for people needing medical marijuana

The Georgia Department of Public Health opened its electronic registry for people to apply to receive cards allowing them to possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis oil.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, June 15, 2015

Augusta sees hottest week of year so far

Forecasts called for high temperatures of 102 on Tuesday and 101 on Wednesday before dipping only slightly to 99 degrees on Thursday and 96 on Friday.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, June 12, 2015

Wealth of experiences shape resident

As he winds up his residency in general surgery at Georgia Regents Medical Center, Dr. Ray King is being honored as Resident of the Year and looking forward to sharing his wealth of experiences ...
By Tom Corwin

Survey finds satisfaction with health care law

A survey released Friday by the nonpartisan Commonwealth Fund found a high level of satisfaction with coverage, the available providers and the ability to get in to see them.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fort Gordon hospital going tobacco-free

In an effort to encourage Army health care workers to put down their cigarettes, Fort Gordon's Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center becomes tobacco-free on June 30.
By Meg Mirshak

Mandawat: Drug combo gives melanoma patients hope

For patients with advanced melanoma, a disease that for decades has been stubbornly resistant to treatment, a combination of two medications may be a game-changer.
By Anant Mandawat

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Male breast cancer survivor raises awareness

Monday night, Cecil Herrin, a survivor of male breast cancer, missed his Pink Magnolias Breast Cancer Support Group meeting for the first time in three years.
By Lauren McDonald

Monday, June 8, 2015

Feds make pitch for Ga. Medicaid expansion

ATLANTA -- The Obama administration rolled out new statistics this month to buttress the argument that Georgia should expand its Medicaid program.
By Andy Miller

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Nearly half of nursing homes in area rated below average

Nine of the 20 homes in Richmond, Co­lum­bia and Aiken counties scored below average as of May 1, with six getting an overall rating of "much below average" from the Centers for Medicare ...
By Sandy Hodson

Substandard nursing homes receive HUD backing

In January 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development insured a mortgage issued to Augusta Hills Nursing Home. At the time, the facility had a three-star rating. But one month ...
By Wesley Brown
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Commissioners leaning toward not funding groups

Commissioners have stressed needs over wants in the new package after the first SPLOST 7 referendum failed last year, and despite impassioned presentations Tuesday, leaders did not change their minds.
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