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Medical Minute discusses gene expression and glaucoma

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses a handful of molecules scientists have found that regulate gene expression in glaucoma. The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20...

Medical Minute discusses protein function and cancer

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how the function of the protein, TIMP1, which normally enables wound healing and reproduction, is hijacked by cancer to enable the...

Medical Minute discusses impact of disease on kidneys

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses the challenges our kidneys encounter when impacted by conditions like diabetes, stress, dehydration and acute injury. The Medical...

Medical Minute discusses side effect of organ failure

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses a technique physicians are using to diagnose and plan treatment for fluid on the lungs caused by conditions like kidney or heart...

Medical Minute discusses personalized medicine

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how proteins promoting destructive inflammation differ from person to person with the same medical condition. The Medical Minute...

Medical Minute discusses the benefits of Vitamin D

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how large doses of Vitamin D may reduce heart disease and stroke risk in certain populations by reducing arterial stiffness. The...

Medical Minute discusses HPV vaccines

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses treatment vaccines for Human Papillomavirus that may reduce the number of women who need surgery or laser treatment for the pre...

Medical Minute: Sugar on cells may help treat ailments

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how the sugar coating on our cells is leading scientists to develop technologies that may help diagnose and treat a variety of...

Medical Minute: copper build up and diabetes

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses the role of copper build up in the bodies of people living with diabetes. The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18...

Medical Minute discusses new treatment for Pneumonia

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses a new treatment option in development for people battling Pneumonia. The Medical Minute airs at 8:18 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 5:18 p.m...

Medical Minute discusses cancer vaccines

In this week’s Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, discusses how better targeting certain T-Cells may be the key to optimizing the effectiveness of potential cancer vaccines. The Medical...

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