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.
Medical College of Georgia investigators report a significant association between a faster decrease in resting heart rate from childhood to adulthood and a larger left ventricle, an indicator that cardiovascular disease may be on the horizon.
Starting with early childhood, otherwise healthy Black people show signs of slightly diminished heart muscle strength and a slightly higher blood pressure than their white counterparts, possibly putting them on a course for early development of...
A “danger molecule” is higher in the blood of younger black adults than whites, females than males and increases with weight and age, researchers report.
Particularly in females with untreated hypertension, reducing salt intake to what’s considered a healthier level appears to be good for both their gut microbiome and their blood pressure, scientists report.
Whether elevated blood pressure early in life translates to increased risk of dementia is a question scientists are working to answer.
Eight months of daily physical activity in previously inactive 8- to 11-year-olds who were obese or overweight improved cholesterol levels, aerobic fitness and percent body fat, but didn’t improve arterial stiffness, an early indicator of...
Breathe easy and stomp out smoking during the national Great American Smokeout on Nov. 21, because if you are a smoker, the statistics are scary.
Georgia Hospital Association recognizes Augusta University Health's tobacco cessation initiatives.
Focusing on strengthening our muscles rather than losing fat may be a better way to protect ourselves from weight-related hazards like diabetes and cardiovascular disease, investigators say.
While regular exercise is clearly beneficial to children — and adults — the psychosocial health of children may benefit as much from other kinds of adult-led after-school programs, Medical College of Georgia researchers report in the journal...
Over the years, the program has provided more than 5,000 screenings to migrant workers.
Learn how students are bringing quality care to farm workers in rural South Carolina.
Give back to the community by volunteering at the annual Costa Layman Health Fair.
In her new role, Dr. Martha S. Tingen will work to build a cancer prevention and control research program to assess the impact of healthier lifestyle choices on reducing preventable cancer deaths in the region.
Researchers at the Georgia Cancer Center are taking the fight to rural Georgia communities with the extension of a program grant that provides smoking cessation and prevention services to African-American communities in partnership with area...
When the College of Allied Health Sciences announced a new PhD program in applied health sciences, Marlo Vernon knew she had to apply. The program combines advanced health care education with excellence in research to produce graduates with...
Scientists find first evidence in humans that the innate system that enables us to flee danger may itself be dangerous to our cardiovascular health.
Augusta University has committed to help the community reduce the number of tobacco and e-cigarette users during the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.
Searching for new ways to reduce the impact of mental stress on our physical well being.