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Monday, July 27, 2015

Augusta VA manager jailed after violating bond

A manager at the Charlie Nor­wood VA Medical Center in Augusta who faces federal charges in connection with veterans' medical care was jailed Monday for violating bond.
By Sandy Hodson

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Man's life changed by Americans with Disabilities Act

Sam Creech remembers special education classes that were little more than "a step up from day care." Now he credits the Americans with Disa­bil­ities Act with making his three degrees ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, July 24, 2015

Evans mother hopes Congress passes medical research bill

Melissa Solares hopes the 21st Century Cures Act will lead to new treatments for her severely autistic son, Arturo.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Senate panel advances bill boosting VA firing powers

A Senate panel this week advanced legislation that would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to fire corrupt or poor-performing employees, not just top officials.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Incoming medical students take EMT training

Medical College of Georgia started a pilot program this summer with about 20 incoming students to put them through 150 hours of EMT training and get them certified before they even begin classes.
By Tom Corwin

Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill — a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive.
By Mike Stobbe

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Concerns raised over kidney disease, diabetes

A group that helps fund kidney disease treatment is raising awareness about risk factors. Richmond County's lack of diabetes monitoring only adds to that concern, an official said.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta VA promotes interim chief of staff

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center announced Tuesday that its acting chief of staff will manage the Augusta's hospital's 2,445-employee workforce full time.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, July 20, 2015

New GRU president talks of building relationships

The office walls were bare and there were few books on the shelf Mon­day for new Georgia Regents Uni­ver­sity President Brooks Keel as he paused during his first day. "It's a blank slate," he ...
By Tom Corwin

Augusta VA wait times increase

Despite hiring more staff and revamping the patient call center at the Charlie Nor­wood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, average wait times have steadily increased during Maria Andrews' first ...
By Wesley Brown

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Transplant patient finds kidney problems run in family

It wasn't until kidney problems surfaced for W. Frank Wal­ker, 65, that he really began exploring his father's side of the family and turned up a terrible history of kidney disease leading to ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, July 17, 2015

VA supervisor accused of ordering falsified records

A supervisor at the Charlie Nor­wood Veterans Affairs Me­di­­cal Center in Augusta has been named in a 50-count indictment alleging he ordered staff to falsify medical records of ...
By Sandy Hodson and Wesley Brown

GRU clinic serves farmworkers

The College of Dental Medicine was one of the schools at Georgia Regents University supplying students, employees and faculty for the 10th annual health screenings Friday at Costa Layman Farms ...
By Tom Corwin

Augusta doctor appointed to Medical Board

An Augusta pain physician has been appointed to the Georgia board that oversees the licensing of doctors.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Burn survivor looking ahead to career as coach

Connor McKemey has gone from nearly dying from horrible burns all over his body to now envisioning a career motivating others on and off the lacrosse field.
By Tom Corwin

Ga. health-care exchange criticized

ATLANTA -- Georgia didn't shine in a recent analysis of its health insurance exchange.
By Lauren McDonald

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

GRU Cancer Center expansion to break ground soon, official says

A groundbreaking on the expansion of GRU's current research building, which will include a three-story space above Laney-Walker Boulevard, is probably about a month away.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 13, 2015

Augusta VA hires assistant chief

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center welcomed a retired Army colonel and former CEO of a critical-access hospital as its new associate director Monday.
By Wesley Brown

The sad rate of mothers dying in childbirth

ATLANTA -- "Maternal mortality" has haunted Georgia public health and medical officials for years.
By Andy Miller

Saturday, July 11, 2015

VA-military partnership adds Columbia hospitals

A regional partnership started in 2013 by three military and veterans hospitals in the Augusta area is expanding into South Carolina to form the largest partnership between the U.S. departments of ...
By Wesley Brown
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