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Maria appointed CMO for new Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition

By   /  February 18, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Bernard L. Maria, Chairman of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-In-Chief of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dr. Bernard L. Maria, Chairman of Pediatrics and Pediatrician-In-Chief of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, has been appointed Chief Medical Officer for the newly incorporated Pediatric Health Improvement Coalition, a first-in-the-nation network of children’s hospitals and pediatric providers.

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Indian plant could play key role in death of cancer cells

By   /  February 14, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Ahmed Chadli (from left) and Chaitanya Patwardhan

Tweet Special to the Journal   AUGUSTA, Ga. –M/strong> Scientists at the Georgia Regents University Cancer Center have identified an Indian plant, used for centuries to treat inflammation, fever and malaria, that could help kill cancer cells.

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Clinical trial looks to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates

By   /  February 12, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Samir N. Khleif

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga.—Researchers at Georgia Regents University Cancer Center are investigating a new avenue of treatment to help boost poor pancreatic cancer survival rates. The treatment combines a standard chemotherapy drug with a monoclonal antibody that may help the immune system fight pancreatic cancer.

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Georgia Regents Medical Center earns statewide patient safety award

By   /  February 11, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Using a stuffed bunny as the patient, Georgia Regents University students Colleen Harter (from left), Megan Comer and Leigh Ellison practice skills during an asepsis training course. Georgia Regents Medical Center, where the students complete their clinical course work, earned a statewide award for developing the program to reduce surgical site infections.

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents Medical Center has earned a prestigious award for its efforts in reducing infections that can result from disease-causing germs in health care environments.

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Dougherty County Neighborhood Service Center Receive Medicine Help

By   /  February 6, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription [...]

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Georgia Regents Medical Center becomes first hospital in Georgia to earn Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center status

By   /  February 5, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Neuroscience Nurse Berkley Shields (left) and Neurointensivist Dr. Subhashini Ramesh talk with recovering stroke patient Alice Lewis, 46, at Georgia Regents Medical Center. The medical center is the only hospital in Georgia to be named an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for complex stroke care.

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations has designated Georgia Regents Medical Center as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, making it the only hospital in Georgia and one of less than 20 hospitals nationwide to achieve this designation.

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Pipeline programs aim to diversify health care workforce

By   /  January 31, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Two pipeline programs aimed at diversifying the health care workforce are planned in the upcoming months at Georgia Regents University. Applications are being accepted now for a summer enrichment program designed to help under-represented minority, underprivileged and non-traditional students find their way to the health professions. The [...]

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Scientists learn more about how inhibitory brain cells get excited

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Lin Mei

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Scientists have found an early step in how the brain’s inhibitory cells get excited. A natural balance of excitement and inhibition keeps the brain from firing electrical impulses randomly and excessively, resulting in problems such as schizophrenia and seizures. However excitement is required to put on the [...]

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$1.67 million grant supports possible cure methodology for deadly form of leukemia

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Anand Jillella (from left), Kim Cheely and Dr. Vamsi Kota

Tweet Special to the Journal AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents University cancer researchers are expanding the reach of an easy-to-use algorithm that could keep 30 percent of patients with a rare but deadly form of leukemia from dying within the first month of diagnosis.

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New technology provides rapid diagnosis of respiratory illness

By   /  January 25, 2013  /  Health  /   Comments

Dr. Christine Litwin

Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents Health System physicians now have a quick, thorough method to identify the viruses and bacteria causing respiratory illness. Within an hour the technique, called polymerase chain reaction, determines which of 21 common viruses and bacteria are causing coughing, hacking, wheezing and other respiratory symptoms. That information tells physicians how [...]

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