Articles from the Health section archive

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

GRU researching liver cancer target

A new clue in a centuries-old debate about the role of inflammation in cancer could provide a unique target for deadly liver cancer and potentially other cancers as well.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Chief of staff introduction 'fast tracked' at Augusta VA

After a year that saw upheavals in top management, Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center heads into 2015 with plans to have a new chief of staff by next month.
By Wesley Brown

Obamacare hits 6.4 million enrollees

About 6.4 million people have enrolled in a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act through the federal marketplace as of last week, with nearly 2 million enrolling for the first time.
By Tom Corwin

University, Doctors fight for Columbia County

The fight to build the first hospital in Columbia County continues despite a decision to award the license to Georgia Regents Medical Center as University and Doctors hospitals have filed notice ...
By Tom Corwin

Feds reduce 29 Ga. hospitals' funding

The federal government is cutting payments to 29 Georgia hospitals for high levels of infections and patient injuries in the facilities.

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

No new TB cases at Westside

As tuberculosis testing appraches conclusion at Westside High School no other case of the disease has been found.
By Sean Gruber

CDC: Ebola threat continues

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to concern officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with progress in one country and increased outbreaks in others, particularly ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

No struggling Georgia hospitals create stand-alone ERs

ATLANTA - Months after Georgia allowed struggling rural hospitals to scale back their operations to save money, not a single facility has signed on.
By Ray Henry

MCG students educated on ultrasound

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University is joining about a dozen other schools in adding ultrasound instruction across all four years of medical school.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Commissioner lauds work on Ebola

Despite some challenges, Georgia’s public health system and its hospitals are ready to handle any potential Ebola patients, the commissioner of Georgia Department of Public Health said Thursday.
By Tom Corwin

MCG students buy toys for sick children

A half-dozen students from the Medical College of Georgia enjoyed the fruits of their labor Thursday, as they loaded more than 250 toys into a giant box wrapped like a present at the Children's ...
By Lisa Kaylor

University Hospital to appeal Columbia County denial

University's board voted Thursday to proceed with the appeal, which will probably be filed next week, said Ed Burr, senior vice president for legal affairs.
By Tom Corwin

FDA official warns of dangers of caffeine powder

ATLANTA — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration official is warning of the dangers of powdered pure caffeine after the deaths of a Georgia man and an Ohio teenager.

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Stroke survivor is cooking again

After more than a year of rehabilitation, Augusta stroke survivor Melisa Bain is on the verge of starting her own catering business and possibly returning to work with the help of Walton ...
By Wesley Brown

App can aid weight loss

As the holiday season approaches, an extra piece of pie or glass of egg nog might affect your waist, and losing those holiday pounds can be difficult.
By Anant Mandawat

Sickness closes all McDuffie County schools

One day after closing an elementary school because of excessive absences caused by illness, the McDuffie County School System has decided to close all seven of its schools, according to its ...
By Sean Gruber

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Darius Rucker records song inspired by local family

The Simkins family inspired a song recorded by singer Darius Rucker. The song was released online as a holiday promotion for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
By Meg Mirshak

Flu is here with unusual symptoms

Flu is definitely widespread in Georgia, which means it has appeared in more than half the counties in the state. On the scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest level of intensity for ...
By Tom Corwin

Illnesses close McDuffie school

Maxwell Elementary School in McDuffie County will be closed from Wednesday through Friday for excessive influenza, strep and a stomach virus absences.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Ga. cheeses recalled after possible contamination

Some of the products were made at Flat Creek Farm & Dairy in Swainsboro. Department of Agriculture will be checking to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.
By Doug Stutsman
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