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Government offers new rules on workplace wellness programs

...quit smoking, get active and manage stress are spreading. Employers are looking for ways to cut costs related to chronic illnesses, which can be influenced by lifestyle. Some programs require employees to complete a health assessment questionnaire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/government-offers-new-rule
GRU's Bluff Plantation opens in south Augusta for addiction treatment and recovery

...What we're doing is matching intensity of treatment to severity of illness, which is what we do with every other chronic illness," Jacobs said. After five years, "if they really have been building a recovery program, then they are able to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-22/grus-bluff-plantation-opens-
University Hospital sees, meets community needs

...this," he said.A big key to University's approach to making the community healthier is making sure people with chronic illness get that care, said Marilyn Bowcutt, president of University Health Services and executive vice president/Chief...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-12-27/university-hospital-sees-mee
Program helps plan for healthy babies

...substance abuse treatment and medications to treat chronic illnesses in addition to individualized attention from a case...them to take better care of themselves and whatever chronic illnesses they have as well as help them in the care of their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-01-02/program-helps-plan-healthy-ba
Metro
Budget cuts hurt rape victims, children in S.C.

...hard for them to move forward."A state program that helps parents with medical costs when their children have chronic illnesses or disabilities has lost nearly $596,000 in the current budget year. It once offered help to people until they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-03-02/budget-cuts-hurt-rape-victims
Metro
Need for blood donations doesn't stop during summer months

...patient's medical bill.Tinsley said the hospital avoids blood shortages because it accepts donations from Shepeard, the American Red Cross and other sources. The hospital has a constant need because of traumas and chronic illnesses.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-30/need-blood-donations-doesnt-s
Despite deal, Medicare problems persist

...been lobbying Congress to move to a more value-based payment system that better provides for things like care for chronic illnesses ? which will increase in the aging population ? while making "surgical" cuts to programs that are less of a priority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-01-02/despite-deal-medicare-proble
Dance event is raising funds for Alzheimer's Association

...having cancer), I want to live life to the fullest," she said."I think I have more compassion for people with chronic illnesses... And I had forgotten how much dance had brought me. So I hope this will become an annual fundraiser."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2011-05-08/dance-event-raising-funds-alzheimer
Life
Medicare open enrollment begins earlier this year

...plans to choose from, including 17 "special needs" plans that cater to certain populations, such as those with a chronic illness, including diabetes, said Lauren Spivey, the Elder Rights Program manager for the CSRA Area Agency on Aging.Many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-10-14/medicare-open-enrollment
Ga. pardons board granting more medical reprieves to sick inmates to save millions in spending

...infirm.About 1.5 percent of the prisoners ? 924 ? are over 70. About 2 percent have either a poorly controlled chronic illness or significant medical problems that require special housing.Nine inmates have terminal illnesses and are expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-05-26/ga-pardons-board-grant