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Experts available for stories on COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the news, Augusta University’s experts are available to share timely, informative interviews on issues ranging from health care to the economy. Below are a few of the news topics to consider for your upcoming stories on the coronavirus.

The impact of flu season during COVID-19

Flu season is only months away, and doctors are already thinking of its impact during COVID-19. Schedule an interview with Dr. Rodger MacArthur, an infectious disease physician at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health, to know the difference between the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and Influenza.

The rise in Broken Heart Syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Americans to be under increased levels of psychological and economic anxiety, and a new study shows the added stress can take a toll on heart health. Stress cardiomyopathy, also known as Broken Heart Syndrome, happens in response to physical or emotional distress and results in a sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart. Schedule an interview with Augusta University Health cardiologist Dr. Stephanie Dunlap to learn more about the signs and symptoms of Broken Heart Syndrome.

Georgia Cancer Center partners with churches to promote COVID-19 education

In a global pandemic, awareness and education are the pivotal keys for communities across the world to safely navigate the needs of their residents. This mission is why the Georgia Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Health team is working with African American church leaders across Georgia to help minorities and underserved individuals understand the impact COVID-19 can have on them and their loved ones. Speak with Dr. Martha Tingen, associate director for the Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Health program, to learn how the Georgia Cancer Center is working to address the state’s health care disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teleconferencing and phone interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts.

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Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or

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