- Staying Healthy While Staying Homeby Children's Hospital of Georgia on January 15, 2021 at 10:07 pm
Finding a Healthy Balance While Staying at Home At the beginning of 2020, most of us never would have imagined we’d spend the bulk of our time for more than a year inside our own homes! But in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s turned out to be the reality. Because we’re safer at The post Staying Healthy While Staying Home appeared first on Children's Health.
- Why Vaccines Are Important for Kidsby Children's Hospital of Georgia on January 15, 2021 at 8:48 pm
A Shot of Good Health: Vaccines & Kids For most parents, having to take their kids to the doctor for a shot isn’t their favorite part of being a parent. But in reality, it’s probably one of the most important parts of parenthood. Those shots, which deliver vaccines, are truly lifesaving. They represent innovations in The post Why Vaccines Are Important for Kids appeared first on Children's Health.
- Protecting Mom & Baby With Prenatal Supplementsby Children's Hospital of Georgia on January 15, 2021 at 6:55 pm
Why Doctors Recommend Prenatal Supplements If you’ve ever been pregnant—or know someone who was—you have probably heard about prenatal vitamins also referred to as prenatals. These supplements are emphasized as an important part of a healthy pregnancy. Taking a prenatal vitamins can help keep you and your baby on track toward optimal health, ensuring you The post Protecting Mom & Baby With Prenatal Supplements appeared first on Children's Health.
- What to Know About Arthritis & Kidsby Children's Hospital of Georgia on January 15, 2021 at 6:51 pm
Not Just for Adults: How to Manage Arthritis in Kids When you think about arthritis, older adults experiencing joint issues may come to mind. While arthritis is certainly most common among adults, it also affects children. In fact, according to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 300,000 American children have what’s known as “juvenile arthritis.” Like The post What to Know About Arthritis & Kids appeared first on Children's Health.
- Movie producers donate $10,000 to Children’s Hospital of Georgiaby Denise Parrish on January 13, 2021 at 5:27 pm
Faith Films Inc. gives back to Children's Hospital of Georgia.
- Family New Year’s Resolutionsby Children's Hospital of Georgia on January 12, 2021 at 3:48 pm
Mix & Match: New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family Did you know you’re more likely to keep your New Year’s Resolutions if you ask others to join you? Support from the people you love makes you more likely to turn your January goals into year-round healthy habits, according to the Office of Disease Prevention The post Family New Year’s Resolutions appeared first on Children's Health.
- The Basics of Handwashingby Children's Hospital of Georgia on January 12, 2021 at 3:37 pm
How washing your hands protects your health. You’ve been told to wash your hands to keep from getting sick and spreading germs—and you’ve done your part to keep your hands clean. But do you fully understood how soap and water work together to keep you healthy? Consider the science of handwashing. How Germs Attack Germs, The post The Basics of Handwashing appeared first on Children's Health.
- How to Use a Thermometerby Children's Hospital of Georgia on January 12, 2021 at 2:40 pm
When you feel sick, one of the first things you might do is get a thermometer and take your temperature. With an accurate reading, you’ll know if you have a fever and if your body is fighting infection. But accurate readings don’t happen by accident. You have to know how to use your thermometer. Thermometer The post How to Use a Thermometer appeared first on Children's Health.
- Should I Take My Child to Urgent Care?by Children's Hospital of Georgia on January 12, 2021 at 2:32 pm
No one plans to get sick or injured, but sometimes children fall on the playground or wakes up with a fever in the middle of the night. With many centers offering extended hours and welcoming walk-in appointments, urgent care can be an attractive option for you and your child. Is It OK to Take My The post Should I Take My Child to Urgent Care? appeared first on Children's Health.
- The Differences Between the Flu and COVID-19by Children's Hospital of Georgia on December 23, 2020 at 2:14 pm
Similar, but Different: A Look at COVID-19 and the Flu We’ve been facing the COVID-19 pandemic for months now. But with the arrival of cold weather comes flu season—and with it, lots of questions. The two illnesses have many similar symptoms, so how can you tell the difference between them? The Facts About COVID-19 and The post The Differences Between the Flu and COVID-19 appeared first on Children's Health.
- Identifying Pneumonia In Childrenby Children's Hospital of Georgia on December 23, 2020 at 9:10 am
Pneumonia is a lung infection that inflames the lungs’ air sacs and makes breathing difficult. It’s a serious illness, but most children easily recover with the right medical care. Pneumonia Signs and Symptoms For most kids, pneumonia is caused by a virus, which may begin as a cold, flu or sore throat. Some forms of The post Identifying Pneumonia In Children appeared first on Children's Health.
- The Kisner Foundation donates $50K to pediatric behavioral health and wellness programby Danielle Harris on December 21, 2020 at 3:04 pm
The Kisner Foundation offers support to pediatric behavioral health and wellness efforts at the Children's Hospital of Georgia.
- North Harlem Elementary students present banner of support to health care heroesby Lisa Kaylor on December 16, 2020 at 1:45 pm
Students from North Harlem Elementary School created a banner to support frontline workers at AU Health.
- Movie filmed at Children’s Hospital of Georgia in 2016 now availableby Denise Parrish on December 15, 2020 at 9:30 pm
Lights, camera, and, finally, action on movie filmed at Children's Hospital of Georgia in 2016.
- Center for Patients and Families modifies holiday event scheduleby Staff on December 10, 2020 at 4:05 pm
The Center for Patients and Families is excited to announce a holiday event for Augusta University Health employees: Wrapped in Love, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17.
- 20th annual Cares for Kids Radiothon: In photos and videoby Henry Hanks on December 7, 2020 at 7:54 pm
The Radiothon celebrated its 20th consecutive year, and despite some changes due to COVID-19 precautions, volunteers eagerly took pledges over the three-day period.
- More than 1,200 participate in Augusta University’s Virtual Days of Serviceby Miguelangelo Hernandez on December 7, 2020 at 7:42 pm
More than 200 service teams helped with 51 projects for 25 community nonprofit organizations.
- 20th annual Cares for Kids Radiothon brings in over $237,000by Henry Hanks on December 5, 2020 at 7:43 pm
Cares for Kids Radiothon is the largest single Children's MIracle Network Hospitals fundraiser for Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
- iHeartMedia Augusta’s Cares for Kids Radiothon celebrates 20 years with the Children’s Hospital of Georgiaby Henry Hanks on December 1, 2020 at 9:51 pm
While things will be very different this year, volunteers will be ready to take your call.
- Neurodiagnostics team creates training program to ease shortage of EEG techniciansby Lisa Kaylor on November 23, 2020 at 8:42 pm
Karen Barton, lead EEG technologist for neurodiagnositics, said to meet the increased need for EEG technicians, the hospital started a comprehensive training program a year ago.
- Donate at Augusta University blood drive Nov. 19by Michaela Martinez on November 17, 2020 at 2:49 pm
Help the community by donating blood in the Shepeard Bloodmobile, which will visit campus Nov. 19.
- Breastfeeding suite unveiled at Children’s Hospital of Georgia: In photosby Henry Hanks on November 10, 2020 at 6:45 pm
The Mamava app allows mothers to enter the suite using a keypad and PIN number provided by the app.
- AU Values Week: Hannah Goforth’s leadership journeyby Raysean Ricks on November 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Augusta University is celebrating leadership throughout its third annual Values Week. Hannah Goforth, a senior in the James M. Hull College of Business, recalls her leadership journey at the university.
- Children’s Hospital of Georgia installs nursing pods for new momsby Henry Hanks on November 5, 2020 at 8:08 pm
“Installing the Mamava suites reinforces our commitment and dedication to the health of mothers and their babies."
- Ribbon cutting held for AU Imaging and Children’s Hospital Pediatric Multispecialtyby Lisa Kaylor on November 5, 2020 at 2:58 pm
Augusta University Health and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for AU Health Imaging and Children's Hospital of Georgia Pediatric Multispeciality clinics Nov. 4.
- Augusta University employees help Children’s Hospital of Georgia patients have a happy Halloweenby Lisa Kaylor on November 2, 2020 at 9:22 pm
Patients at Children's Hospital of Georgia had a happy Halloween thanks to Augusta University volunteers and community donations.
- ‘Safe Kids’ saves lives at Children’s Hospital of Georgiaby Henry Hanks on October 26, 2020 at 5:06 pm
"These injuries are preventable and car seats save lives.”
- Health Center Credit Union CEO recognized as LSCU Professional of the Year for Georgiaby Raysean Ricks on October 22, 2020 at 2:15 pm
Stacy Tallent, CEO for Health Center Credit Union, has been recognized as the 2019 LCSU Professional of the Year for Georgia.
- Local artist Richard Worth volunteers his talents to Augusta University Healthby Michaela Martinez on October 15, 2020 at 1:31 pm
Passionate artist Richard Worth, shares his art in efforts to bring healing to Augusta University patients and families.
- Children’s PACU gets fresh, colorful refurbishment: In photosby Henry Hanks on October 9, 2020 at 12:07 pm
“The goal was to make it more pediatric-friendly and to update the space.”
- Children’s Hospital of Georgia patients received ‘camp in a box’ this summerby Rachel Visintainer Culling on October 8, 2020 at 12:46 pm
Children’s Hospital of Georgia and the Family Y team up every summer to host summer camps for hospitalized children, but with the coronavirus pandemic, the Child Life Team had to take a different approach.
- St. Louis is new chief of pediatric and congenital heart surgeryby Jennifer Hilliard Scott on October 2, 2020 at 7:04 pm
Dr. James D. St. Louis has been named chief of the Section of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
- Sodexo asks health system employees to take dining surveyby Denise Parrish on October 1, 2020 at 3:09 pm
Help shape dining services to meet your needs at AU Health.
- MCG, AU Health launch new pediatric sickle cell telehealth centerby Jennifer Hilliard Scott on September 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm
The Pediatric Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program at the Medical College of Georgia is opening a new Telehealth Center to better serve pediatric patients across Georgia.
- Engel named interim vice president for Division of Communications and Marketingby Lisa Kaylor on September 25, 2020 at 2:33 pm
Christen Engel, senior associate vice president of communications, has been named interim vice president of the Division of Communications and Marketing effective Oct. 1.