Wednesday, April 23, 2014

GRU News

GRU offers free summer camp for children with asthma

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents University is sponsoring the third annual Augusta Area Asthma Day Camp for children with asthma July 21-25 at Camp Tanglewood Girl Scout Camp in Columbia County. Read More »

Scientists target receptor to treat diabetic retinopathy

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Like a daily pill to lower cholesterol can reduce heart attack and stroke risk, an easy-to-use agent that reduces eye inflammation could help save the vision of diabetics, scientists say. ... Read More »

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 »