Friday, April 18, 2014

Optimal therapy sought for patients who cannot defecate effectively

Nearly one third of the 40 million Americans with constipation unknowingly work against themselves, squeezing when they should be pushing, and living painfully uncomfortable lives, according to Dr. Satish S.C. Rao, Chief of the Medical College of Georgia Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Georgia Health Sciences University and founding Director of the GHS Digestive Health Center, and his colleagues. Read More »

App helps athletic trainers assess concussions

Georgia Health Sciences athletic trainers are using a real-time software application to help evaluate concussions in high school athletes during play. When a player is injured, the athletic trainer enters pertinent patient data via smart phone, tablet or laptop into the Concussion Vital Signs portal, a protected Internet connection, where the level of concussion is scored based on the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool, or SCAT2, the global standardized method of evaluating athletes age 10 and older for concussion. Read More »

Public Information Open House postponed

Georgia Health Sciences University and the Georgia Department of Transportation have postponed the Public Information Open House scheduled Monday, Oct. 29 concerning the Laney Walker transportation enhancement project. The meeting ... Read More »

Webb honored for contributions to cardiovascular research

Dr. R. Clinton Webb, Chair of the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, is the 2012 recipient of the International Society of Hypertension AstraZeneca Award for his scientific contributions to improving hypertension treatment. Webb will be honored Oct. 3 during the society’s 24th Scientific Meeting in Sydney, Australia where he is serving as an ambassador for the International Advisory Board. Read More »

Leaving the classroom to stay in college?

Augusta, Ga.- The role of study abroad programs in the efforts of increasing student retention rates is reviewed in the article Leaving the Classroom to Stay in College: Investigating the ... Read More »

Changing the Cancer Equation in Georgia

Augusta, Ga.- Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Georgia with more than 36,500 cases diagnosed annually, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. To shed light ... Read More »

Forum planned to discuss ASU/GHSU consolidation

Augusta State University Interim President Shirley Kenny and Georgia Health Sciences University President Ricardo Azziz will answer questions about the consolidation of the two universities during an open forum Monday, ... Read More »

Evidence-based guidelines enable optimal treatment of common low-back pain

While scientific evidence suggests that less is typically more when it comes to diagnosing and treating low-back pain in the U.S., the number of expensive imaging exams and surgeries done on patients continues to rise, researchers say. Read More »

Nursing Dean delivers State of the College Address

Students and faculty can look forward to growth and transformation as Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta State University plan to consolidate their colleges of nursing in January. “We’re comfortable that we’re going to sail through these uncharted waters,” said Dr. Lucy Marion, Dean of the GHSU College of Nursing, during her annual State of the College Address on Sept. 28. Read More »

Radiology is front and center in health care reform

While it’s leveling off, a decade of increased use of sophisticated, expensive, imaging studies has put radiologists and their specialty front and center in health care reform, says Dr. James V. Rawson, Chair of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Radiology at Georgia Health Sciences University. Read More »