Greenbrier High School | The Augusta Chronicle

...students at 16 different schools next year. Diagnosed with cancer in 1999 at 3½ years old, Andrew Rogers has fought off the disease in his liver, lungs and head. Now 17, Andrew is cancer-free and spent this weekend in Baton Rouge. Don't Miss

University Hospital | The Augusta Chronicle

...As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins today, an estimated 231,480 women and 2,350 men in the U.S. will face the disease this year, the most common cause of cancer in women, the American Cancer ... Don't Miss

Kroc Center | The Augusta Chronicle

...The American Kidney Fund held Kidney Action Day at the Kroc Center on Saturday, which aimed to raise awareness of kidney disease. CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien spoke of the importance of recognizing diversity at Georgia Health Sciences University's Diversity...

Plasma Donors Needed Now! Join Our Team of people who help us help...

Plasma Donors Needed Now! Join Our Team of people who help us help those coping with rare, chronic, genetic diseases. New donors can receive $50 today and $100 this week! Must be 18 years or older, have valid I.D. along with proof of SS...

New federal rules on produce safety aim to prevent major outbreaks of foodborne illnesses

...been largely reactive after large outbreaks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 48 million people ? or 1...the United States ? are sickened each year from foodborne diseases, and an estimated 3,000 people die.The Obama administration...

Fight against Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease, the most expensive disease ever, is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United...down.Georgia has more than 200,000 people living with the disease, requiring more than 600,000 unpaid caregivers to tend...

Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive, has been blackmailed

...co-host Matt Lauer if he had transmitted the disease to others, Sheen declared, "Impossible...specific intent of exposing them to the disease.Sheen could potentially be sued in civil...substance abuse and depression from the disease more than what the HIV virus could do...

Augusta Alzheimer's effort raises $85,000

...Association. I think every person who shares this experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to stomp out this disease.""I Hate Alzheimer's - End it Already!" was the top fundraising team, raising more than $6,000.Slideshow: Walk...

Tree topping is terrible practice

...removed, poor health or death may result. POTENTIAL INSECT AND disease problems. The large stubs of a topped tree have a difficult...in the limb, opening the limb will speed the spread of the disease. WEAK LIMBS. At best, the wood of a new limb that sprouts...

Schools look at geography lessons as skills lag

...mathematics."Many people don't understand how large a role a mastery of geography plays in the workforce. We use it to track disease outbreaks, to track lost cellphones, build satellite maps and to plan marketing campaigns. It's a very important subject...