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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Augusta boy doing well on marijuana drug

Preston Weaver, the first to receive the marijuana-based drug Epidiolex through a clinical trial at Georgia Regents University, is getting bigger.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Group blasts children's hospital over in-house McDonald's

The children’s hospital was declared among “the six worst public hospital food environments” by the Physicians Committee for Re­spon­sible Medicine.
By Tom Corwin

Legislation gives VA Secretary more authority

The bill, known as the "Increasing VA Accounta­bil­ity to Veterans Act," would reclaim pensions, limit paid administrative leave and reduce bonuses to VA's executives.
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

Male breast cancer focus of charity game

A charity basketball game and fundraiser will be held Feb. 7 at Greenbrier High School between The Harlem Legends and Cecil Herrin's Breast Cancer Warriors, which includes elected officials and ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker will officially introduce a bill legalizing cannabis oil for people with cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic diseases Mon­day as the General Assem­bly ...
By Kathleen Foody

GR Health, University Hospital look at partnership

The two are already working together on some residencies and would like to expand more, but the two could also help each other respond to shrinking reimbursements now and in the future, University ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

GR Health increasing university support

Georgia Regents Health System is ahead of budget halfway through its fiscal year but needs to avoid a repeat of a slump in the next quarter that strained its finances last year, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Smoking affects millions in Ga.

ATLANTA -- Tobacco use -- the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States -- has a devastating impact in Georgia.
By Andy Miller

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Reports pan Southeast VA hospitals

Two inspector general reports reinforce views that the Department of Veterans Affairs' Southeast Network of hospitals lacks the personnel, resources and training to provide quality patient care.
By Wesley Brown

Augusta weighs in on new GRU president

The suggestions range from someone who is able to connect with the community to someone who may not be a medical doctor like Azziz, who resigned Thursday.
By Tom Corwin, Tracey McManus and Meg Mirshak

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Cancer effort shaves heads

In MCG’s Lee’s Auditorium, Vindi McMaster was one of 12 people – along with 10 MCG students and Benjamin Knotts, a child who survived cancer – to take part in the head-shaving fundraiser.
By Doug Stutsman

Chicken of the Sea recalls cans

Tri-Union Seafoods is recalling certain 12-ounce cans of Chicken of the Sea tuna fish, according to senior account executive Rebecca Schmidt. The tuna fish was sold locally at Publix Supermarkets.
By Doug Stutsman

Azziz leave plan $1.1 million

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz will get a paid year of leave plus a $470,000 one-time payment after he leaves the presidency, a package worth more than $1.1 million.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Azziz: Resignation is 'positive moment'

Saying he has finished “a very specific mission,” Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz resigned Thursday after nearly five years at the university.
By Tom Corwin

Ga. health exchange enrollment nears 400,000

ATLANTA -- Almost 400,000 Georgians are signed up for coverage in the 2015 health insurance exchange, federal officials announced Wednesday.
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Azziz expected to resign today

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz is expected to announce his resignation Thursday morning, according to a highly placed official at the university.
By Tom Corwin

Clinical Research Unit opens

The newly dedicated Clinical Research Unit at Children's Hospital of Georgia joins a Clinical Research Unit that had previously opened in Georgia Regents Medical Center.
By Tom Corwin

Marijuana reform subject of talk

Efforts to reform marijuana laws in Georgia and its potential use as medicine will be among the topics discussed tonight at a presentation beginning at 5 p.m. today at the Jeff Maxwell Branch ...

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Families show support for medical marijuana bill at Capitol

Many parents who rallied at the Georgia State Capitol said they were disappointed in Gov. Deal's lack of support for growing and creating the marijuana-derived oil in Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

New wrinkle in Ga. marijuana law

ATLANTA -- This year's version of legislation to permit the use of marijuana-based medicine no longer has a provision to allow production of the crop in Georgia.
By Walter C. Jones
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