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Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

AUMC ER doc finalist for 'Ultimate Guy'

Dr. Jedidiah Ballard, an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Augusta University, is one of three finalists for the annual "Ultimate Guy Search" by Men's Health magazine.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

University upgrades robot surgery unit

University's board voted last month to spend $1.9 million to buy the latest version, the da Vinci Xi, and while it is waiting on delivery the company, Intuitive Surgical Inc., brought by a ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Hospital wants to improve line placement

It might involve a different technique when placing a crucial central line catheter using ultrasound, but AU Medical Center is going to make sure its residents are going to do it the right way. ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

CDC: Millions skipping heart meds

In its monthly Vital Signs report, the CDC found that while 70 percent of people aged 65 and older have high blood pressure - about 75 million Americans - only about half or 41 million Americans ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Paine appeal could turn on longterm outlook

Because Paine was to be removed solely for financial reasons, it can present new evidence of financial viability, and it did.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

AU pay change will be 'tough'

A federally mandated change in pay will switch about 800 employees at Augusta University and its health system from salary to hourly employees and will result in only a partial paycheck for them ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Blood center in 'crisis' over platelet shortage

With disruption from Tropical Storm Hermine and the long Labor Day weekend, supplies in Augusta for a vital blood product dwindled to nothing, officials with the Shepeard Community Blood Center said.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016

Augusta leaders rally around Paine

Calling itself the Augusta Committee to Help Paine College, about 30 business and community leaders got a candid synopsis of Paine's financial troubles and what has happened under President Samuel ...
By Tom Corwin

Georgia still has major problem with obesity, report shows

Three in 10 Georgia adults are obese, giving the state the 19th-highest rate in the nation, a recently released report says.
By Andy Miller

Less salt could mean less inflammation

Reducing sodium intake can reduce blood pressure and is at the heart of public health campaigns to get people to reduce salt in their diets.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

Trinity Hospital gets telemedicine system for stroke cases

The REACH system, a two-way video and audio system that connects a remote neurologist with an emergency room, was developed in 2003 at the Medical College of Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Turning old cells younger could aid transplants

Getting older stem cells to behave like younger ones could aid survival and placement in stem cell transplants and increase benefits for patients, and a drug already being used to treat cancer ...
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

VA awards $3 million to fight homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded more than $3 million to two groups to fight homelessness in the Augusta area and in South Carolina, the VA announced Wednesday.

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

Sanitizer draws power from green tea extract

The new hand sanitizers called ProtecTeaV, which is already on the market and available through the company web site, and at area drug stores, is the 14th product developed by Hsu and ...
By Tom Corwin

Blue Cross to become sole provider in much of Georgia

In nearly two-thirds of the counties in the state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia will be the sole provider for anyone who wants to get insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It is a ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Shepeard will test blood for Zika

Blood coming in to Shepeard Community Blood Center will soon be tested for Zika due to a new guidance issued by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

'Brake' could be key to burning fat

A key gene that acts as a "brake" on an energy-burning type of fat could be key to understanding how to activate fat burning and potentially how to encourage fat burning in the body. An Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

University Hospital to add monitored beds

University's boards voted to spend nearly $4 million to add capacity, including $2.1 million to replace its core monitoring system.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016

Docs duck sex abuse punishment, newspaper says

ATLANTA - Doctors who engage in sexual misconduct with patients are routinely treated as having "impairment" issues and may not be reported to law enforcement, according to new findings in an ...

Deadly infections preceded by accelerated aging

In its monthly Vital Signs report, the CDC called attention to sepsis, a systemic infection that can overload the body's defenses, cause organ failure, and leads to death in 15-30 percent of ...
By Tom Corwin
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