Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Health Care

WATCH: 3D mammograms prove to be better for women

WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports GRU Radiologist Dr. Karen Panzitta talks with WJBF News Channel 6 about the benefits of a 3D mammogram. A recent study published in The Journal ... Read More »

CHOG’s Amy McKeen named CSRA Nurse of Year

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Amy McKeen, a nurse clinician in pediatric pulmonology and coordinator of the pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Hospital of Georgia, was named Nurse of the Year at the 2014 Spirit of Nursing Showcase hosted by the CSRA Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association. Read More »

Jacobs named Chief of Addiction Medicine at GRU

Dr. Bill Jacobs

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dr. William S. Jacobs, Associate Professor and Chief of Interventional Pain Management at the University of Florida College of Medicine, has been named Chief of Addiction Medicine ... Read More »

Dr. Chen discusses facial rejuvenation surgery May 8 on the television show, The Doctors


Dr. Achih H. Chen, Director of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, will discuss maximizing the age-minimizing results of facial cosmetic ... Read More »

Hefner to step down as CEO, EVP at GRU|GRHealth

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Effective June 30, David S. Hefner will step down as CEO of Georgia Regents Medical Center and Medical Associates, and Executive Vice President of Clinical Affairs for ... Read More »

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 »

New tax deduction available to community-based physicians

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law April 15 legislation that creates tax deductions of up to $10,000 for community-based faculty physicians who provide training to medical, physician ... Read More »

GRHealth enrolls in national surgery improvement program


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


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 »

WSJ Marketwatch: 10 things baby-product industry won’t tell you

Dr. Jatinder Bhatia

The Wall Street Journal MarketWatch: April 15, 2014 Purchasing organic baby food or formula is a legitimate philosophical choice, says Dr.  Jatinder Bhatia, a pediatrics professor at Georgia Regents University ... Read More »