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Monday, May 18, 2015

Ga. below average in heavy drinking

ATLANTA -- Georgia has lower rates of heavy drinking and binge drinking than the national average, a recently released study found.
By Judi Kanne

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Preston's Journey

Preston is the first child with uncontrollable seizures who was enrolled in a clinical trial at Georgia Regents University to receive the marijuana oil drug Epidiolex. The Augusta ...
By Tom Corwin

Friday, May 15, 2015

Christ Community clinics expand childhood reading efforts

Christ Community Health Services Augusta will give books to young children beginning at 6 months when they come in for well-child appointments and encourage parents to read to them. The books will ...
By Tom Corwin

Expert: Parkinson's disease 'tsunami' for US

There is a “tsunami” of new Parkinson’s disease cases that will hit the U.S. in coming years as the population ages overall, an expert told the audience at a Georgia Regents Health System forum on ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

University signs for new USCA degree

University Hospital and USC Aiken signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow students to do a clinical rotation at the health care system.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Graduate receives Beard Award

It is service to patients, whatever they need, that GRU graudate Jenny Dickson wants to carry on in her career.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Augusta VA inspection report still unreleased

The Department of Veterans Af­fairs' Inspector General's Office continues to withhold findings of health care violations at Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, despite six months of ...
By Wesley Brown

Friday, May 8, 2015

Speaker urges GRU grads to follow passions

It wasn't what she envisioned doing, but by following her passions Jane Chen and her company are on the road to saving a million premature babies around the world, a path she would recommend to ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

GRU educator's Nepal trip now includes aid mission

Jessica Schwind's mission to teach basic epidemiology in Nepal and help build up public health capacity just got more urgent. after the recent earthquake in that country.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, May 4, 2015

Doctors Hospital sues state

Doctors Hospital of Augusta is suing the state over its decision to award a license to build a hospital in Columbia County using a rare exception to the license standards.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta VA director strengthening staff relationships after 2-year 'beating'

The new director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said Monday she has spent her first three months establishing positive relationships with staff who have endured a ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Raises vary widely for GRU administrators

While there has been an overall 6 percent increase in administrative pay at Georgia Regents University since it was created by consolidation, raises and promotions have caused vastly different ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Friday, May 1, 2015

Hospital puts nurse pay cut on hold

Calling it a "good faith error," the interim CEO of Georgia Regents Medical Center said that eliminating some pay incentives, which were loudly protested Wednes­day, is on hold for now.
By Tom Corwin

New MCG, University ties possible, dean says

Medical College of Georgia Dean Peter Buckley revisited the school's strategic plan and checked in on satellite campuses across the state.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Activists to approach leaders on tougher smoking ordinance

At a meeting of Healthy Augusta, members of the BreathEasy Coa­lition showed off new ads promoting clean air and talked about approaching the Augusta Commission.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GRMC nurses oppose pay cuts

In two months veteran senior staff nurse Amie Powell will have her pay cut by Georgia Regents Medical Center and she is not happy about it.
By Tom Corwin

Quick actions at fort hospital saves a life, valuable meds

Two soldiers were honored this month for acting quickly to save a patient's life and $1.1 million in medical supplies when equipment shut down during a power outage inside the hospital's pharmacies.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chinese physicians exchange ideas at GRU

A handful of physicians from Jiangsu Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine are spending three months at GRU as part of an exchange between institutions that is being facilitated by ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Growth factors, immune response key for stem cells

The real power of these cells comes from their ability to regulate the immune response and spark the body's own regenerative machinery, leading researchers said. 
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 24, 2015

MCG Foundation gives $1 million

The foundation is donating $1 million to the J. Harold Harrison MD Edu­cation Commons building, which will be used to help retire some of the debt the building still carries.
By Tom Corwin
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