- LGBTQ Youth Mental Healthby Children's Hospital of Georgia on July 16, 2021 at 6:01 pm
According to the Trevor Project, 42% of LGBTQ youth considered attempting suicide in the past year and 70% stated their mental health was “poor”. “LGBTQ youth have an elevated risk of mental health problems”, says Dr. Christopher Drescher, psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Augusta University. Factors that The post LGBTQ Youth Mental Health appeared first on Children's Health.
- McDonald’s at Children’s set to closeby Raysean Ricks on June 28, 2021 at 6:13 pm
McDonald's inside the lobby of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia will close permanently Saturday, July 10.
- Doctors Who Are Alliesby Children's Hospital of Georgia on June 25, 2021 at 5:52 pm
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month. Children and adults who belong to the LGBTQ+ community often times face healthcare discrimination and lack of access to care. “The impression a patient gets from a doctor’s office starts as soon as they walk in the door,” said Dr. Christopher Drescher, a psychologist and associate professor in the Department The post Doctors Who Are Allies appeared first on Children's Health.
- Help save lives with on-campus blood drive next weekby Staff on June 22, 2021 at 5:12 pm
Shepeard Community Blood Center is coming back to the Augusta University campus Tuesday, June 29 for a blood drive.
- Kiwanis Club makes $100,000 commitment to Augusta Universityby Denise Parrish on June 22, 2021 at 1:50 pm
Kiwanis $100,000 pledge given in celebration of club's 100 years of service in Augusta.
- Mian named chief of MCG Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncologyby Jennifer Hilliard Scott on June 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Dr. Amir Mian, former interim medical director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, is the new chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
- Children’s Hospital connector work to begin in Juneby Denise Parrish on May 24, 2021 at 3:05 pm
Please be aware of construction outside Children's Hospital of Georgia for next six months.
- Shepeard Blood Center in critical need of donors to supply local hospitalsby Staff on May 21, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Shepeard Community Blood Center is experiencing a serious shortage of blood products and has issued a critical appeal for donors.
- Medical College of Georgia expert: Watch for signs to indicate a child may be being abusedby Jennifer Hilliard Scott on May 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm
As people begin to gather again, more signs of child abuse will come to light, says an expert at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
- Trauma survivor Jay Cummings uses his story to inspire othersby Lisa Kaylor on May 19, 2021 at 7:05 pm
Jay Cummings was hit by a drunken driver and almost did not live. The work of Augusta University's Shock Trauma and Physical Therapy teams helped him make a nearly full recovery.
- AU Health updates policy for support person at medical center, Children’s Hospital of Georgiaby Lisa Kaylor on May 18, 2021 at 2:50 pm
AU Health issues updated visitation policy to allow more visitors — two at a time — at the patient's bedside.
- The Facts About Teen Pregnancyby Children's Hospital of Georgia on May 10, 2021 at 2:24 pm
If your child is nearing the teen years, it may be time to discuss teen pregnancy. Your daughter or son should know the risks, challenges and lasting impact of having a child during adolescence. Parents, here are four teen pregnancy facts you should know. 1. Teen Pregnancy Rates Are High in the United States Since The post The Facts About Teen Pregnancy appeared first on Children's Health.
- Why Physical Education Is Importantby Children's Hospital of Georgia on May 10, 2021 at 2:17 pm
You already know that physical activity is an important part of your child’s health. But the benefits of physical education in schools go beyond the advantages of physical activity. Read on for some of the ways that physical education can improve your child’s health, happiness and overall well-being. Physical Education Explained Physical education, or PE, The post Why Physical Education Is Important appeared first on Children's Health.
- Children and Hemophiliaby Children's Hospital of Georgia on May 10, 2021 at 2:11 pm
Hemophilia, a rare genetic disorder that keeps blood from clotting normally, isn’t preventable. Around 33,000 people in the United States have hemophilia, and 60% have a severe form of the disease. Minor childhood injuries like a scrape or cut can have severe consequences for children with hemophilia. When the condition is caught and treated at The post Children and Hemophilia appeared first on Children's Health.
- Valdosta family grateful for care at Children’s Hospital of Georgiaby Stacey Eidson on May 4, 2021 at 11:58 pm
When Cason Roberts was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma in 2020, he and his family traveled from Valdosta, Georgia, for months of treatment at the Children's Hospital of Georgia. This year, Cason learned he is cancer-free.
- Human Resources launches executive leadership programby Denise Parrish on May 3, 2021 at 6:44 pm
Augusta University's first executive leadership cohort is expected to complete the program in June.
- 3 Signs Your Child May Have Type 1 Diabetesby Children's Hospital of Georgia on May 3, 2021 at 3:41 pm
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that causes the pancreas to stop making insulin. Unlike Type 2 diabetes, Type 1 diabetes can’t be prevented. It’s a serious health condition that requires close monitoring, but the symptoms can be easy to miss. Symptoms can appear suddenly or gradually, and they can sometimes be mistaken as The post 3 Signs Your Child May Have Type 1 Diabetes appeared first on Children's Health.
- Healthy Fat for Your Kidsby Children's Hospital of Georgia on May 3, 2021 at 1:41 pm
Editing your child’s menu to include only the right kinds of fat can help keep their development on track. Not all fats are bad. Children’s bodies need specific fats known as unsaturated fats, to perform many important functions, including: assisting in the absorption of vitamins building brain and nerve tissue building hormones suppling the body The post Healthy Fat for Your Kids appeared first on Children's Health.
- Celebrate Augusta University Health System Week with food, fellowship and funby Staff on April 27, 2021 at 3:50 pm
AU Health is joining the American Hospital Association in its celebration of hope and healing while acknowledging those who help support the community’s health during Augusta University Health System Week. The week will feature a theme each day to celebrate employees.
- Augusta University’s creativity on display with May is for Miracles fundraiserby Staff on April 27, 2021 at 2:59 pm
The month-long celebration generates awareness of the partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and raises funds for Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
- Help save lives with two on-campus blood drives in Mayby Raysean Ricks on April 26, 2021 at 7:35 pm
Shepeard Community Blood Center will partner with Nursing Shared Governance to host a blood drive May 10. In recognition of Nurses Week and Augusta University Health System Week, they challenge you to help patients in our community.
- Study aims to improve health of patients with CF across their increasing lifespanby Toni Baker on April 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm
MCG investigators are eyeing the non-pulmonary effects of cystic fibrosis, like barriers to nutrition and exercise, to help improve and increase the lifespan of people with the disease.
- What to Expect at Your Daughter’s First Gynecologist Appointmentby Children's Hospital of Georgia on April 13, 2021 at 8:51 pm
Gynecologists specialize in women’s health, specifically the female reproductive system. They care for both adults and growing adolescents. As a parent, it’s normal to feel nervous before your child’s first gynecologist appointment. Your child may also feel shy and reluctant to visit a new doctor. Knowing what to expect can help both you and your The post What to Expect at Your Daughter’s First Gynecologist Appointment appeared first on Children's Health.
- 7 Signs Your Teen Needs to See a Mental Health Providerby Children's Hospital of Georgia on April 13, 2021 at 8:38 pm
How to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health issues. Since becoming a teenager, your once-happy child has become moody. Life stinks, and it seems there’s nothing you can do to make things better. If this sounds familiar, you may wonder if this is normal teenage stuff or if it’s worth having your child The post 7 Signs Your Teen Needs to See a Mental Health Provider appeared first on Children's Health.
- How to Make Sure Your Baby Is Safe While Sleepingby Children's Hospital of Georgia on April 13, 2021 at 8:34 pm
As a parent, safe sleep for babies is a full-time job. In one 24-hour day, your baby may sleep as many as 19 hours with daytime nap — typically three to four hours at a time — and overnight. During those times, it’s important that you ensure your baby sleeps safely. This protects your baby The post How to Make Sure Your Baby Is Safe While Sleeping appeared first on Children's Health.
- Wear blue to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Monthby Henry Hanks on March 31, 2021 at 2:58 pm
The theme of this year’s awareness and impact campaign is “Growing a Better Tomorrow for All Children, Together.”
- Pizza with a purpose: Give back to Children’s Hospital of Georgiaby Henry Hanks on March 29, 2021 at 12:42 pm
Your Pie’s support of Children's Hospital of Georgia and the many patients they serve is greatly appreciated.
- Stansfield named MCG Department of Pediatrics vice chair for researchby Jennifer Hilliard Scott on March 16, 2021 at 6:42 pm
Dr. Brian K. Stansfield, a neonatologist and federally funded investigator at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, has been named vice chair for research in the MCG Department of Pediatrics.
- Miller named AVP of Facilities Services for health systemby Denise Parrish on March 12, 2021 at 4:17 pm
AU Health promotes one of its own to new facilities post.
- Beall named medical director of pediatric palliative care and hospiceby Jennifer Hilliard Scott on March 10, 2021 at 5:41 pm
Dr. Sharon Beall, a pediatrician who specializes in the care of children who are living with life-limiting conditions, is the new medical director for the Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice Program at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
- Augusta Regional Airport to serve as base for Augusta University Health AirCareby Staff on March 4, 2021 at 4:39 pm
Augusta Regional Airport will be the base for Augusta University Health’s air medical program, AU Health AirCare.
- Augusta University Health wins statewide patient safety awardsby Danielle Harris on March 2, 2021 at 6:51 pm
Augusta University Health is named among Georgia's best for patient safety.
- Augusta University Health to launch AU Health AirCare in partnership with Metro Aviationby Staff on February 23, 2021 at 2:01 pm
Augusta University Health will launch a new air medical program this year in partnership with Metro Aviation.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities to host blood drive with Shepeard Community Blood Centerby Raysean Ricks on February 15, 2021 at 7:54 pm
Shepeard Community Blood Center will partner with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia to host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 9.
- Ways to help your child stay healthy during cold and flu seasonby Jennifer Hilliard Scott on February 10, 2021 at 1:22 pm
Tried and true remedies and long-term changes to diet and behavior can help keep kids healthy during cold and flu season.