Articles from the Health section archive

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Lawmaker unveils medical marijuana growth, production bill

ATLANTA - The lawmaker who championed legislation allowing people with certain diseases to possess medical marijuana pre-filed a bill Wednesday allowing state-licensed manufacturers to operate in ...
By Kathleen Foody

AU teaches ultrasound to Army docs

When Maj. Scott Grogan was deployed in Afghanistan, the nearest forward aid station had ultrasound imaging equipment. “But nobody was trained to use it,” he said.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

E-cigarette ads, youths' use up

A new Vital Signs report released Tuesday by the CDC found that nearly seven in 10 middle- and high school students reported seeing advertising for e-cigarettes, most often in stores but also ...
By Tom Corwin

Help available for quitting smoking in new year

Officials in both South Carolina and Georgia say this time of year is very busy for their quit lines as people try to follow through on resolutions to give up tobacco.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Nearly 13,000 more Georgians enroll in health insurance

Even during the Christmas week, people were still seeking health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

Georgia, Texas look to add medical residency positions

Both Texas and Georgia are scrambling to add residency positions to help them retain the medical students they train as practicing doctors.
By Tom Corwin

Medicines on school campus: Be careful what you bring

A kid doesn’t have to bring an odd-looking homemade device to school to attract attention from the authorities.
By Lauren Baggett

Hospital consolidation 2015 trend

Hospital consolidation was among the top 10 health-related news stories in Georgia this year
By Andy Miller

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015

Chronicle series used in other states

Advocates for the developmentally disabled in Texas and Arkansas looked at Georgia's experience with patients in community care and vowed not to let it happen in their state.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

Santa delivers gifts at children's hospital

St. Nicholas entered through a pair of sliding doors Friday morning at the Children's Hospital of Georgia. Wai­ting on the other side were dozens of smiling faces from kids unable to go home ...
By Doug Stutsman

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

Half-million Georgians enroll under Affordable Care Act

Nearly a half-million Georgians join in the latest sign-up period of the Affordable Care Act, with coverage to start Jan. 1.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

Feds to investigate Waycross cancer mystery

A federal agency that investigates hazardous substances has accepted a community petition to investigate possible environmental links to cancers in the Waycross area.
By Andy Miller

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Busiest week pushes ACA to 6 million

Since Nov. 1, about six million people have enrolled in coverage just through the federal marketplace that serves 38 states, including Georgia and South Carolina.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta Warrior Project to launch year-end giving campaign

AWP President Kim Elle said in a press release that the goal is to assist veterans of all wars and their families, and the organization has already helped over 2,000 veterans during 2015.
By Sean Gruber

Judge demands Ga. move on mental health action

A federal judge has told state officials and the U.S. Department of Justice to speed up efforts to reach agreement on improving Georgia's system for people with mental illness and developmental ...
By Andy Miller

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

VA to pay for robotic legs for veterans with spinal injuries

SAN DIEGO - Paralyzed Army veteran Gene Laureano cried when he first walked again with robotic legs at a New York clinic as part of research. But when the study ended, so did his ability to walk.
By Julie Watson

Hospital urges collaborations

University Hospital wants its employed physicians to start working more closely together like a "multi-specialty clinic," University CEO Jim Davis said Thursday. 
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

University Hospital opens Aiken Prompt Care center

CEO Jim Davis said University Hospital has not given up on the dream of opening a hospital in the community.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Heavy traffic hits Obamacare sign-up

Today is the last day to enroll for coverage under the Act and have that coverage begin on Jan. 1.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Breast cancer patient in hospice awaits last Christmas

Ashley Horne and her family will be celebrating Christmas early this year because they must. "We realized I am probably not going to make it until Christ­mas," said the 28-year-old mother of two.
By Tom Corwin
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