Health

Local man, 33, in need of kidney transplant

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 13 Jun 2024 · 0

Jason Moore only has one kidney and requires dialysis three times a week to stay alive. He’s hopeful to find a living donor.

VA helps vets adjust to life after limb loss

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 10 Jun 2024 · 0

Programs help amputees after limb loss.

MCG scientists identify new treatment target for leading cause of blindess

By Special To Augusta Good News · 20 May 2024 · Comments Off on MCG scientists identify new treatment target for leading cause of blindess

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia have pinpointed a gene that may lead to better treatments for a form of macular degeneration.

Ribbon cutting ceremony marks Piedmont Summerville’s reopening

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 16 May 2024 · Comments Off on Ribbon cutting ceremony marks Piedmont Summerville’s reopening

A May 15 ribbon cutting marked the May 16 reopening of Piedmont Summerville, formerly Trinity Hospital.

Rains don’t dampen enthusiasm for May 4 cancer walk

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 04 May 2024 · Comments Off on Rains don’t dampen enthusiasm for May 4 cancer walk

The Unite in the Fight Against Cancer Walk was held May 4.

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Piedmont Summerville to reopen May 16

By Staff Report · 02 May 2024 · Comments Off on Piedmont Summerville to reopen May 16

Piedmont Augusta’s Summerville Campus will once again offer emergency department care and inpatient services at its 2260 Wrightsboro Road location beginning May 16, more than a year after closing its ED and converting to an all outpatient campus.

MCG scientists establish protein database to advance vision research

By Special To Augusta Good News · 15 Apr 2024 · Comments Off on MCG scientists establish protein database to advance vision research

Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University have established a database to allow researchers to better examine the underlying causes of some of the most common conditions that cause vision loss.

Wellstar MCG hospital groundbreaking set for April 1

By Staff Report · 30 Mar 2024 · Comments Off on Wellstar MCG hospital groundbreaking set for April 1

Officials will break ground Monday on Columbia County’s first hospital.

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Cancer center researcher receives $2.8 million grant

By Staff Report · 27 Mar 2024 · Comments Off on Cancer center researcher receives $2.8 million grant

Chadli Ahmed, an associate professor at the Medical College of Georgia, has been studying the biology of cancer for more than two decades and is hopeful for the development of novel drugs to treat triple-negative breast cancer.

Tips for surviving allergy season

By Special To Augusta Good News · 21 Mar 2024 · Comments Off on Tips for surviving allergy season

Piedmont offers some tips for allergy season.

Piedmont Augusta CEO named as one of Modern Healthcare’s 2024 Women Leaders

By Special To Augusta Good News · 12 Mar 2024 · Comments Off on Piedmont Augusta CEO named as one of Modern Healthcare’s 2024 Women Leaders

Piedmont Augusta Chief Executive Officer Dr. Lily Jung Henson has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of its Women Leaders for 2024.

Fund to provide white coats for Augusta University nursing students

By Staff Report · 06 Mar 2024 · Comments Off on Fund to provide white coats for Augusta University nursing students

The Ever Onward Award Fund will provide white coats to Augusta University nursing students.

Piedmont Augusta names new executive director of philanthropy

By Staff Report · 05 Mar 2024 · Comments Off on Piedmont Augusta names new executive director of philanthropy

Anne Catherine Murray is the new executive director of philanthropy at Piedmont Augusta.

65ROSES team runs in Augusta Half Marathon to raise money for children with cystic fibrosis

By Charmain Z. Brackett · 22 Feb 2024 · Comments Off on 65ROSES team runs in Augusta Half Marathon to raise money for children with cystic fibrosis

A team of runners will tackle the Augusta Half Marathon/10K/5K Saturday to raise money for local families of children with CF.