Saturday, April 19, 2014

GRU News

GRHealth enrolls in national surgery improvement program

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents Health System is working to make surgery safer for patients by participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, the first nationally validated, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care in hospitals. GRHealth joins 12 Georgia hospitals and 538 worldwide in the ACS NSQIP program. Read More »

Rite Aid selling Miracle Balloons to support Children’s Hospital

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Through Saturday, May 24, area Rite Aid stores will sell $1 paper Miracle Balloons that directly support the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Customers who make a donation will receive $9 in coupon offers, good for a variety of popular products sold at Rite Aid. Read More »

GRU names recipient of university’s opera scholarship

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  AUGUSTA, Ga.- Samantha Grubbs, a senior at Evans High School, has been selected to receive a $4,000 Augusta Opera Award from the Georgia Regents University American Opera and Musical ... Read More »

Moore elected Master of American College of Physicians

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Dr. Walter J. Moore, a rheumatologist and Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Veterans Affairs at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, has been elected ... Read More »

Osteoporosis drugs appear to impede cell membrane repair

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A class of drugs widely used to treat osteoporosis appears to impede a cell’s ability to repair a protective outer membrane that helps determine what enters and exits, researchers report. ... Read More »

Chattanooga Times & Free Press: Marijuana oil studies get OK in Georgia

Chattanooga Times & Free Press: April 10, 2014 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday revived an effort to let children suffering from seizures try medicinal marijuana oil as treatment. At ... Read More »

WBNS-TV Columbus, Ohio: Georgia governor backs medical marijuana trials

WBNS-TV Columbus: April 10, 2014 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state and Georgia Regents University will work to help children with seizure disorders get access to a form of ... Read More »

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Deal backs medical marijuana trials

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: April 10, 2014 Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children ... Read More »

Marietta Patch: Deal Announces Plan To Legalize Cannabis Oil For Epileptic Children

MariettaPatch.com: April 10, 2014 Gov. Nathan Deal announced two possible routes Georgia could embark on in an effort to legalize cannabis oil for children with epileptic disorders. Deal said he’s ... Read More »

Reuters: Georgia governor outlines alternative plan for medical marijuana

Reuters: April 10, 2014 Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is working on a way to legalize medical marijuana for treatment of children with seizure disorders. One option would be for Georgia ... Read More »