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Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

University implants new absorbable heart stent

Big Daddy was flat on his back in a bed at Uni­versity Hospital on Monday afternoon, but he had a smile on his face. "I feel great, I really do," said Larry Johnson, 74, of Evans.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016

New AUMC CEO plans to be visible and involved

Those who work at AU Medical Center will not have to wonder whether Lee Ann Liska has started yet as the hospital’s new CEO.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 1, 2016

Therapy could be guided 'missile' against cancer

Augusta University researchers likened the platform to a missile that can deliver multiple warheads and potentially be adapted to other cancers and other mechanisms tumors use to grow, spread and ...
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, July 31, 2016

AU studies weight, conception

A clinical trial at Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University aims to find out whether losing weight can help women with unexplained infertility conceive a child.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Double hand transplant patient regrets decision

Jeff Kepner lost his hands and parts of his legs to a massive bacterial infection in May 1999 that nearly killed him.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, July 29, 2016

AU opens grad student dorm

Graduate students began moving in Thursday into the newly opened Elm Hall on the Health Sciences Campus. Oak Hall next door, for undergraduate students, will open Aug. 13.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Veteran receives bathroom makeover

Wworkers from Home Depot and Walton Options for Independent Living renovated Roscoe Barnwell's narrow bathroom to make it more accessible for him.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Assessors concede to commission demands in appraiser's contract

The Richmond County Board of Tax Assessors agreed to modify Chief Appraiser Alveno Ross' new contract Tuesday to eliminate a raise and require the office to move forward with converting ineligible ...
By Susan McCord

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Barnwell company helps Olympians avoid Zika

The Barn­well County business Anovotek is taking on an Olympian task to help U.S. athletes combat the Zika virus.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Late researcher honored with scholarship fund

The late Dr. Tapan Chatterjee of Augusta University didn't quite live long enough to see a dream fulfilled but his legacy survives.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Grants help AU train nurses

Registered nurses who want to provide advanced care can get help with going back to school full time through two federal grants to the College of Nursing at Augusta University.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Veggie Truck program feeds, teaches kids

The group partnered this summer to help the Richmond County Board of Education distribute meals at the market as part of its summer feeding program, which tries to reach kids who would normally be ...
By Tom Corwin

MCG gets full eight-year accreditation

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the accrediting agency for U.S. and Canadian medical schools, gave the school its full accreditation for meeting the 12 standards the agency has for ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 18, 2016

Georgia, Augusta ready for Zika

The virus has not made it to Georgia, but officials in the state are getting ready, said Fred Koehle, the special projects manager for Richmond County Mosquito Control. A "unique" case in Utah is ...
By Tom Corwin

Charlie Norwood VA using simulated training

The Augusta VA's SimLab earlier this month received its certification, one of less than 40 VAs in the country to achieve that designation, officials said.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Mother, son 'feel great' eight years after transplant

On July 11, 2008, Eric Ellis donated a kidney to his ailing mother, and this week marked the eight-year anniversary of the transplant.
By Doug Stutsman

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Area ranks near bottom in national dental care report

The Augusta area ranked among the worst for the number of adults who went without seeing a dentist in the past year.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

AU Medical Center expects savings from lab deal

The board passed a resolution agreeing to a 15-year deal with Danaher Corp./Beckman Coulter Inc. for the company to essentially provide all of its lab equipment and testing materials, as well as ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 11, 2016

AU student named Tillman Scholar

Cody Ward is one of 60 Tillman Scholars selected this year from among thousands of post-9/11 military, veterans and their spouses who applied for the awards, which this year totaled more than $1.8 ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, July 4, 2016

Fat gone bad could lead to Alzheiemer's

A type of fat that turns bad could be the seed for damaging plaques in the brain that form in Alzheimer's disease, and could provide not only a target for potential therapy but also an early test ...
By Tom Corwin
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