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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Columbia County hospital ruling requires adjustments

The state says a proposed Columbia County hospital can be built only if the county ponies up 20 percent, which means the county must make a new commitment that could cost it more than $30 million.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Pupils, teachers tested for TB

The free TB skin tests were offered to classmates, teachers, and pupils on the bus of the student who was possibly exposed to the disease Sept. 18.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Ex-Augusta VA director paid $76k, retired

Rebecca Wiley agreed to dismiss allegations against the VA of wrongful or unlawful conduct on the condition the agency pays her $76,006 to retire.
By Wesley Brown

Ebola epidemic could reach 1.4 million

But CDC Director Tom Frieden said a rapid response can stem the tide.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

MCG students spend summer in research

Seventy percent of first-year medical student Noah Koon's class spent their time in the summer research program, the first time more than half of a medical school class has done that, Medical ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Pupil evaluated for possible tuberculosis exposure

The Georgia Department of Public Health informed school officials to isolate the fourth-grader and send him home until he could be further evaluated, said Columbia County Superintendent Sandra ...
By Valerie Rowell

TB case reported at Martinez Elementary

A Martinez Elementary School pupil was pulled out of school Thursday after it was discovered he was possibly exposed to tuberculosis.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Macon pastor wins Augusta VA's resident chaplain of year

Dianne Lewis named the Augusta area's resident chaplain of the year.
By Wesley Brown

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

More than 14 million survived cancer

There are now more than 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and new treatments mean many more could be joining them.
By Tom Corwin

9 decontaminated after chemical exposure

Nine people, including two police officers and one firefighter, went through decontamination protocols and were transported to Jefferson Hospital.
By Parish Howard and Travis Highfield

State retiree provider dropping Medicare Advantage plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is dropping its Medicare Advantage plan for next year for retirees in the State Health Benefit Plan.
By Andy Miller

Georgia bucks trend on drug deaths

While nationally the rate has been increasing, Georgia has actually been heading in the opposite direction.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Augusta Hazmat team responds to 'odor' in Wrens

The Augusta Fire Department's Hazmat team was called Monday evening to Jefferson County due to reports of a strong odor outside a residence. 
By Doug Stutsman

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Primary care grants come to Augusta clinics

Christ Community Health Services in Augusta will get $207,960 for the two-year grant period and Medical Associates Plus at Belle Terrace will get $200,156.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Defense rests case in Georgia salmonella outbreak trial

ALBANY, Ga. - Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national ...
By Russ Bynum

Augusta VA to join National Resource Directory

Expanding on its efforts to provide timely care, the VA Medical Center’s Mental Health Clinic announced Wednesday it’s joining a new database that connects veterans and caregivers to support ...
By Wesley Brown

Local West Nile case prompts spraying

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list six "neuroinvasive disease" cases for Georgia this year from West Nile, including one in Richmond County.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

CDC: Kids eating too much salt

In its monthly Vital Signs report, the CDC said more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. are consuming too much sodium, well above the recommended level.
By Tom Corwin

GRU study could explain autism gender gap

New research at Georgia Regents University could help explain why males lare much more likely to develop autism, and could provide a potential treatment. 
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Virus likely in Augusta already

A rash of seriously ill children in Augusta is likely part of a national outbreak of an uncommon strain of a summer virus, though it has not been confirmed.
By Tom Corwin

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