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Augusta University offers free HIV testing

Media advisory for June 27 EVENT: June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and, in an effort to shed more light on this disease, Augusta University will host free, rapid HIV testing. BACKGROUND: An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV and Georgia ranks among the highest...

Augusta University recognizes National HIV Testing Day

An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV and Georgia ranks among the highest in the nation for people being diagnosed with the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and, in an effort to shed more light...

WRDW: Options if you are uninsured

Fourteen percent of people under the age of 65 in Richmond County do not have health insurance. On Friday, April 21, Augusta University’s Otolaryngology Clinic hosted a free oral, head and neck cancer screening event. This year, more than 50,000 new cases of oral, head and neck cancers will...

Augusta University to host sexual assault awareness events

In an ongoing effort to bring awareness to sexual violence, Augusta University has partnered with Fort Gordon, Augusta Technical College, and Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services to host events throughout April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Activities include public art displays and...

WFXG: Meds to Beds helps ease patients from hospital to home

AU Medical Center recently launched the Meds to Beds program, a novel patient-centric approach to discharge care in which a hospital pharmacist delivers a patient’s medications directly to the bedside just prior to checkout. This is on the only Meds to Beds program in Augusta and it is helping to...

WFXG: AU launching study to help adults with autism

WFXG: AU launching study to help adults with autism

As autistic children move into adulthood, Occupational Therapist Teal Benevides says it is imperative that their health care needs evolve with them. Benevides’ latest project on caring for autistic adults was featured on WFXG, and the study is expected to launch later this year. WFXG: Augusta...

Anti-racism author to speak at Diversity Summit

World-renowned anti-racist author Tim Wise will serve as the keynote speaker for Augusta University’s sixth annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit. His presentation will take place at noon on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Augusta Marriot at the Convention Center in Augusta. In his talk, entitled “Beyond...

7 ways men can stay healthy

Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s Disease are among the leading causes of death of American men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With June being Men’s Health Month, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of Augusta University’s Department of Family Medicine, says there...

6 ways to stay safe when lightning strikes

When summer storms gather, is lightning safety one of your main concerns? If it’s not, it should be. Lightning is among the leading causes of weather-related fatalities, but many underestimate the severity of its power. “Summer is great for spending time outdoors, but it is also peak season for...

10 ways women can stay healthy

Today’s woman has a life jammed with work, family and social events. Oftentimes, women get so busy taking care of others that they fail to care for themselves, and this can be dangerous. In honor of National Women’s Health Week, May 8-14, Augusta University Family Medicine physician Dr. Janis...

Augusta University offers free, rapid HIV testing

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Youth aged 13 to 24 make up an estimated 26 percent of all new HIV infections in the United States and over half of youth with HIV do not know they are infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. April 10 is National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day and, in...

WJBF: Free HIV testing highlights new cases in the CSRA

WJBF: Free HIV testing highlights new cases in the CSRA

In recognition of Feb. 7 being National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, watch Infectious Disease Specialist David Haburchak on WJBF discussing the new HIV/AIDS cases in the CSRA and the ways you can protect yourself from contracting the virus. WFJB: Free HIV testing highlights new CSRA cases and need...

Alumnus goes ‘The Extra Mile’

The Extra Mile is a short documentary following assistant coach and recent MBA recipient Pardon Ndhlovu’s journey from Zimbabwe to Rio, by way of Augusta University. He competes in the Olympic marathon on Aug. 21 in Rio, Brazil. Send him your best wishes and follow along the journey...

Here comes Santa Claus to Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Media Advisory for Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 Event:   You better watch out – Santa Claus is coming to town … right down Harper Street, making a special delivery of toys and goodies to young patients at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia who are unable to be home for Christmas. Time and...

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