Articles from the Health section archive

Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Trinity admits security breach

Chinese hackers stole information about patients from clinics and physicians associated with Trinity Hospital of Augusta in April, and again in June, the hospital said in a statement Monday.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Fear outweighs risk of Ebola, experts say

The lethal virus currently causing an outbreak in Africa has prompted a lot of unneeded fear even among health care workers who might not understand that it takes more than casual contact to cause ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Thousands in Georgia face questions about insurance applications

The government sent letters to 20,000 people in Georgia that their status on their applications does not match that already on file. Those notified have until Sept. 5 to respond or their coverage ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Tiny fish could provide brain maps

Georgia Regents University neuroscientist Albert Pan recently was awarded a $1.9 million grant to develop a way of mapping the brains of tiny zebrafish, whose skin is clear enough to aid in ...
By Tom Corwin

Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

Smoothies are a nutritious way to stir things up in the kitchen, especially if the ingredients come from your garden. Few drinks are as refreshing as fresh or frozen fruits and syrups mixed with ...
By Dean Fosdick

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

GR Health refinances bonds

Georgia Regents Health System and some of its affiliated foundations have refinanced almost $160 million in bonds to take advantage of lower rates, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Search continuing for health district director

At least one applicant was to be interviewed Wednesday to become the next director of the East Central Health District headquartered in Augusta, the acting director said Tuesday night.
By Tom Corwin

Georgia Medicaid surge leads nation

Federal figures show Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare enrollment jumped 16 percent since October; the highest percentage increase among states that rejected the expansion.
By Andy Miller

Monday, Aug 11, 2014

PTSD can lead to, worsen heart disease

Dr. Steven S. Coughlin provided an overview of PTSD and the risk of heart disease.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Honoring survivors of breast cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The Au­gus­ta Chronicle will be featuring portraits of local survivors of breast cancer.

Feds sue Savannah hospital

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The federal government on Friday sued Memorial Health Inc. and others for what it said were false and fraudulent claims for Medicare reimbursement.
By Jan Skutch

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Australian visits girl with rare disorder

Kylee O'Shields was eventually diagnosed with Bohring-Opitz syndrome, of which there are about 40 known cases worldwide.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Former Medical College of Georgia president dies

LOS ANGELES - Dr. Jesse Steinfeld, a former president of the Medical College of Georgia, who was also U.S. surgeon general, died at 87.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Graham praises veterans health care bill

COLUMBIA - An important part of a new health care bill for veterans passed by Congress gives administrators the ability to fire poorly performing executives.
By Jeffrey Collins

GRU Cancer Center reaching out to minorities

GRU Cancer Center received a $3.2 million grant to become a NCI Community Oncology Research Program Minority/Underserved Community Site.
By Tom Corwin

Georgians not breastfeeding

ATLANTA -- Georgia still lags behind the national averages on infant breastfeeding rates.
By Andy Miller

Monday, Aug 4, 2014

MCG sees first Harrison Scholars

Augustans Stanton Royer and Robert MacDonnell are among the inaugural six Harrison Scholars being funded by a historic gift from the late Dr. J. Harold Harrison.
By Tom Corwin

Session focuses on vaccines

A small crowd gathered information on the importance of immunizations during Healthy Augusta's first Lunch and Learn session, quizzing health officials.
By Sean Gruber

Sunday, Aug 3, 2014

Surgery reshaped boy's skull

Just above his grinning face, a large red “T” across the middle and top of his head marked where surgeons went in and placed springs to help his skull grow normally.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Drug shows promise treating pneumonia

A drug that mimics the crucial sequence was tested in Vienna, Austria, and helped pneumonia patients with severe lung injury get off ventilators sooner and recover quicker.
By Tom Corwin

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