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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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