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New repository of ‘tested’ health professions education tests now available

By   /  October 28, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Drs. Christie Palladino (left) and Lara Stepleman. (Photo Courtesy of GRU)

Tweet Special to the Journal Augusta, Ga. – Health profession educators can now quickly find tests that score well in measuring their students’ competency.

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New technique enables accurate, hands-free measure of heart and respiration rates

By   /  October 7, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Fang Zhao (from left), visiting research scientist from China’s Banna Biomedical Research Institute; Dr. Joe Tsien; and his postdoctoral fellow, Dr.  Li Meng (Photo by GRU Senior Photographer Phil Jones)

Tweet Special to the Journal Augusta, Ga. – A simple video camera paired with complex algorithms appears to provide an accurate means to remotely monitor heart and respiration rates day or night, researchers report.

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Researchers work to block kidney, lung damage and pain in sickle cell disease

By   /  September 23, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Augusta, Ga. – Restoring a balance of the most powerful dilator and the most potent constrictor of blood vessels in the body could help patients with sickle cell disease avoid kidney and lung damage as well as pain, researchers say.

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Carnitine supplement may improve survival rates of children with heart defects

By   /  May 10, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Stephen Black

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – A common nutritional supplement may be part of the magic in improving the survival rates of babies born with heart defects, researchers report.

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Link between obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome may be exaggerated

By   /  April 8, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Ricardo Azziz

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – The relationship between obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome may be exaggerated, likely because the women who actively seek care for the condition tend to be heavier than those identified through screening of the general population, researchers report.

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New Study Finds that Children Consume Wrong Doses of Medicine At Alarming Rates

By   /  April 3, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet 67,000 Children Treated in Emergency Rooms for Medicine Poisoning in 2011 ATLANTA (April 2, 2013) –Safe Kids Worldwide® has released a new research report that found children are finding and consuming adult medicine at an alarming rate.  Every year, more than 500,000 parents and caregivers in the US call a poison control center because [...]

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Scholarships given to third-year MCG students learning in Southwest Georgia

By   /  April 2, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Scholarships are being provided for up to 20 students at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University who opt to spend their clinically intensive third and fourth years of medical school living and learning in Southwest Georgia.

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Antibiotic studied to reduce hemorrhagic stroke damage

By   /  April 1, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Drs. Jeffrey A. Switzer and Susan C. Fagan

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – A new study will help determine if an antibiotic is a partial antidote for the poisonous effect blood has on the brain following a hemorrhagic stroke, researchers say.

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GRU Cancer Center to host free oral cancer screenings April 18

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – About 30,000 people are diagnosed each year with oral cancer, resulting in approximately 7,000 deaths because the cancer was discovered too late.

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Scientists identify gene that is consistently altered in obese individuals

By   /  March 21, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Shaoyong Su

Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – Food and environment can chemically alter your gene function and scientists have identified a gene that is consistently altered in obesity.

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