University Hospital faces ‘challenging’ year ahead from pandemic
University Hospital is planning to face the COVID-19 pandemic for much of the next year and the financial consequences from that, as officials fear a new surge has begun. University Hospital will have a “challenging budget” for next year as officials said Thursday that they expect the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more
Inspection reports reveal violations at personal care home where 2 died
Multiple violations have been found over the years at an Augusta personal care home where two elderly residents died and four others were taken to the hospital Sunday. Investigators responded to First Love Personal Care Home at 2403 Wrightsboro Road after a caretaker found Georgia Blount, 84, and Sylvia Reid,... Read more
Studying barriers to breast cancer screening
Zeroing in why Black and Hispanic women are more likely to die from breast cancer in certain counties in the U.S. is the focus of a researcher at Augusta University, who wants to look at mammography rates and barriers to screening. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle Read more
Health officials not worried about shortage of flu vaccine
As a new flu season arrives in the midst of a pandemic, local experts are not worried about a possible flu shot shortage as a result of an expected increase in demand for the vaccine. East Central Health District Director Stephen Goggans said officials haven’t heard of flu shot shortage... Read more
Derivative of hemp, marijuana may help treat COVID, Augusta researchers say
A derivative of hemp and marijuana could prove useful in helping combat the effects of severe COVID-19 infections and provide a new way to restore the body’s response, researchers at Augusta University said. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle Read more

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