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Device can help treat, prevent certain cancers

Through Georgia Health Sciences University Cancer Center, Cindy Lee was offered an alternative of an intrauterine device that releases small amounts of a contraceptive progestin mixture. And five ...
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

Genetic testing changes breast cancer focus

As genetic sequencing of tumors becomes routine and therapies are targeted at specific molecular traits in the tumor, the location of the primary tumor becomes less and less important, said Dr. ...
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012

Compounding drugs raise no concern in Augusta

The Massachusetts compounding pharmacy being investigated as part of a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis sent products to two Augusta hospitals, an Augusta clinic and an Aiken clinic, but ...
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012

Service to celebrate role of chaplains

Several chaplains will be recognized Tuesday with a service at Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics during the 27th annual Pastoral Care Week.
By Kelly Jasper | Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Breast cancer runs in family

Anisha Burkett doesn’t have breast cancer, but she already has an oncologist following her. The 27-year-old mother carries a genetic mutation that makes it virtually certain she will get it.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Experts predict active flu season

After two straight years of the same flu strains circulating in the U.S., two new strains are likely to be circulating this flu season.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012

Pajama Run raises money for cancer research

About 300 runners turned out for the first Pajama Run at Lake Olmstead on Saturday. The 5K raised money and awareness for cancers found below the waist.
By Lisa Kaylor | Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

Hope for brain tumor patients

With clinical trials and new drugs in the pipeline, the Medical College of Georgia Cancer Research Center is giving patients a better chance at recovery.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

MCG surgeons restore woman's voice

After a car accident left Nicole Reed with a tracheotomy and scar tissue that took over her windpipe, a series of surgeries allowed her to speak again after more than four years.
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012

GHSU aims to expand cancer program

There are only about seven or eight empty lab spots left on the fourth floor of the GHSU Cancer Center, and Director Samir N. Khleif sees those filling up quickly.
Saturday, Aug 25, 2012

Hospitals prosper despite challenges

University Hospital's board and the boards that govern MCG health system saw a rosier than expected financial picture.
Thursday, Aug 23, 2012

Golf backer quits GHSU board over name

While hundreds were making noise Tuesday about the new school name at Augusta State University's campus, Nick Evans Jr. quietly voiced his protest at Georgia Health Sciences University by ...
By Steve Crawford | Monday, Aug 20, 2012

Blue Cross, MCG reach agreement

Patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance can continue using MCG and its physicians after long negotiations ended with a new contract signed Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Aug 16, 2012

Local Blue Cross problem seen nationwide

A national survey of hospital leaders found the parent company of many Blue Cross branches, Anthem/WellPoint, to be the worst to deal with in term of contracts and rates.
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Patients caught in dispute

MCG and its physician group have given notice to Blue Cross patients that it is terminating its contract with the insurer as of Aug. 15 because 10 months of negotiations have gone nowhere.
Thursday, July 26, 2012

MCG, Blue Cross in standoff

Patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia insurance are being told they might not be able to use Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics or its physicians after Aug. 15.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Camp caters to asthma patients

At the Augusta Area Asthma Day Camp, medical professionals and students combine asthma education with regular camp activities, such as hiking, fishing and swimming.
By Stephen N. Dethrage | Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Data show room for improvement

As they strive for higher quality, Augusta and Aiken hospitals have at least one area of concern apiece, according to Medicare data.
Friday, July 20, 2012

GHSU residents coming to University Hospital

A handful of Georgia Health Sciences University residents will begin rotations next month at University Hospital. The move is a substantial increase from informal relationships between the ...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Efforts for tumor patients under way

Even though glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM, is the most common type of malignant brain tumor, it's also rare: While two or three cases occur per 100,000 people in North America, at least two of ...
By Barry L. Paschal | Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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