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Hospital Week begins May 8

The second week of May represents Hospital Week, and various activities around the Augusta University Health campus have been planned to celebrate the occasion. The week long schedule of activities will commence on May 8 and continue each day until...

Nursing students vaccinate 1,100 Peruvians

Working with the Peruvian nonprofit organization CerviCusco, a small group of Augusta University nursing students successfully completed several medical campaigns to administer Gardasil — the HPV vaccination — to local Peruvian residents. Overcoming...

5 diet mistakes even smart women make

Think you know how to diet? Then why haven’t you reached your weight-loss goal? Here are some common dieting mistakes and their fixes to help you get back on track and shed pounds. For some helpful tips on the correct way to follow a diet, check out...

How Safe Is Your Home?

As parents, we worry—a lot. We worry about whether our kids will make friends. If they’ll be smart and successful. How polite and responsible and caring they are. We also worry about safety. We worry about car accidents and all the scary things that...

But, Mom, I Don’t Want to Brush My Teeth!

Parents, take a good look in the mirror. How are your teeth these days? If you’ve ever wished that your mom and dad had taught you better dental hygiene habits, now’s your chance to pay it forward—to your own kids. Check out this post on the CHOG...

6 health tricks you need to know – right now

Want to lose weight, get smarter, be more attractive or get the sympathy you deserve? Then what are you waiting for? Getting healthy just got real. Learn a few simple and effective ways to help your body get and stay healthy from this post on the...

Is it time for the talk?

It was easy when your kids were little. “The stork brings babies,” you’d say, and they would blink their wondering eyes, nod solemnly and go on playing. But as your kids grow up, the questions became more pointed. Until—gulp!—you realize: It’s time...

Novell MyFiles to be retired on March 31

In November, users received notification that the Novell MyFiles directory will be retired as part of the effort to move file storage to new technology. Since December, the Novell MyFiles directory has been set to a read-only state to allow users to...

Augusta University wins Telly Awards

Augusta University—often praised as a leading healthcare provider—has something else to be proud of. The university’s Division of Communications and Marketing received three awards during the 38th Annual Telly Awards. The Pamplin College video...

What the Health? Are tanning beds safer than sunlight?

“Beauty is pain.” We’ve all heard this mantra and know someone who goes to great lengths to achieve their beauty goals. Perhaps they go to a tanning bed to get that “healthy glow,” insisting that they’re safer than sunlight – right? After all...

What’s the deal with sports physicals?

We blame the media. Sudden heart conditions in young athletes lead to dramatic headlines, and parents understandably start worrying: “What if this happens to my child?” For a breakdown of the average sports physical and why children competing in...

Dental student elected House Speaker of ASDA

A student from the Dental College of Georgia was elected Speaker of the House of Delegates for the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) during the national organization’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. last week. Abby Halpern, currently...

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