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Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Cancer hospital bid takes new route

NEWNAN, Ga. -- When Cancer Treatment Centers of America dropped its legislative bid earlier this year to ease state restrictions on its Newnan hospital, the company indicated that its quest was ...
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Ga. hospitals taking financial hit

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Last week, the hospital business in Georgia's second-largest city received a double dose of financial misery.
By Andy Miller

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

3 infected with West Nile in Augusta

Three people in Rich­mond County have been infected with mosquito-borne West Nile virus in the past three weeks, a public health official confirmed. But though many fear the virus, it is not ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

Poll shows most believe suicide is preventable

The national poll results released Sept. 1 at the start of Suicide Prevention Month also revealed 39 percent of the adults polled see suicide as a selfish act.
By Sandy Hodson

Day of Service event to give back to community

More than 1,000 Georgia Regents University staff and students are expected to participate in the university's Day of Service on Sept. 12, working with 40 organizations to provide community service ...
By Sean Gruber

Doctors face deadline for adopting new medical coding system

WASHINGTON - If things are a bit tense in your doctor's office come Oct. 1, some behind-the-scenes red tape could be to blame.
By Lauran Neergaard

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

GRU research sees football hits leading to hypertension

Though ligament tears and broken bones are well-known, the violent hits football players take could be leading to hypertension and brain injuries, researchers at Georgia Regents University say.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

$2.5 million gift boosts pediatric cancer research at GRU

Press On, the foundation founded by families whose children have cancer, announced that major gift Thursday to Georgia Regents University Cancer to help push pediatric cancer research and treatment
By Tom Corwin

More Georgia hospital mergers loom

ATLANTA -- Up until now, Northside Hospital has stayed relatively quiet in the almost frantic rush by metro Atlanta hospital systems to seek mergers or acquisitions.
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

'VA is Lying' campaigner aids Waynesboro veteran

Ron Nesler said part of the inspiration behind the Augusta billboard was the VA's treatment of James "Randy" McChes­ney, a disabled Viet­nam veteran who lives in Waynesboro, Ga.
By Wesley Brown

Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Most in US have higher 'heart age,' CDC says

In an effort to get Americans to focus on preventable risk factors that put them at greater risk of heart disease, the CDC took a first-ever national look at "heart age."
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Doctors Hospital, Georgia Southern team up

Doctors Hospital announced Monday that it is creating a marketing partnership with Georgia Southern Uni­versity's athletic department to be its official health care partner for the Augusta area.
By Tom Corwin

Budget focus includes Medicaid growth

ATLANTA -- The state's Department of Community Health is asking for additional state funds to cover projected Georgia enrollment for Medicaid and PeachCare, which for the first time will exceed 2 ...
By Andy Miller

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

GRU monkey death raises questions

Georgia Regents University acknowledged in a statement that it has been placed on probation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Richmond County elementary schools lead in weapons cases

There were more weapons-related incidents in Richmond County elementary schools during the 2014-15 school year than at middle or high schools, with the weapons ranging from blunt objects to handguns.
By Sean Gruber

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Georgia Regents, University see need for partners

After his first health system board meeting, CEO and GRU President Brooks Keel said he met with University CEO Jim Davis about a week ago.
By Tom Corwin

Ga. teen rests after plague scare

The first Georgia patient ever diagnosed with the plague is recovering at home after a week in a Thomasville hospital.
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Study ties long work hours to stroke risk

You may have heard the expression that "My boss is working me to death." A new study in The Lancet suggests that people who work long hours have a higher risk of stroke.
By Anant Mandawat

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Georgia pediatricians form network

ATLANTA - More than 1,100 Georgia pediatricians have joined a new physician-led network that aims to improve quality of care and eventually contract for payments from insurers.
By Andy Miller
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