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Georgia is ready for Ebola, commissioner says

...Despite some challenges, Georgia's public health system and its hospitals are ready to...commissioner of Georgia Department of Public Health said Thursday.And despite being the...family planning grant, the state's health departments will continue to provide those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-18/georgia-ready-ebola-commissi
Echols announces exit from District 7 special election

Kenny Echols, a retired health care administrator and former Richmond County school board member, said he's out of the running to complete resigned District...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-12-17/echols-announc
Gauge of US economy rises 0.6 percent in November

WASHINGTON - An index designed to predict the future health of the economy posted a third straight solid gain in November.The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/gauge-us-economy-rises-06-
McDuffie County school system closes after influenza outbreak

...several conversations with the Department of Health" and increasing absences and early dismissals...detected in more than half of the public health districts, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The intensity of influenza-like illness...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-12-17/mcduffie-county-school-sy
Empty Stocking Fund donations

Previously acknowledged: $83,390.94 Elizabeth Griffin $50In honor of Pruitt Health Hospice Volunteers $35Beckie and Jack $35In loving memory of our daughter Tiffany Lea Temples $50In memory of Yaya and Papou...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-18/empty-stocking-fund-donation
University will appeal Columbia County denial

...Regents.In its ruling, the Georgia Department of Community Health found all three met certain minimum standards and then turned...Authority beginning in 1992, serving as chair of University Health Inc. since 2001. Smith will step down as chairman but will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-18/university-will-appeal-colum
Dow Jones surges as tech, energy stocks make gains

...from technology giant Oracle also drove the rally, which has helped stocks erase an early-December slump. Industrial and health care stocks also logged big gains. Even the energy sector advanced, despite another drop in the price of oil.Fed Chairwoman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/dow-jones-surges-tech-ener
Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

...undermine its government, and Gross was tried and sentenced to 15 years in prison.Gross' family has said he was in ailing health. His wife, Judy, said in a statement earlier this month that Gross has lost more than 100 pounds, can barely walk due to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-12-17/obama-us-re-establishing-rela
49ers release Ray McDonald amid sexual assault investigation

...serious way" through collective bargaining with the players' union.He also wrote that the NFL has placed "a long line of health-and-safety duties on team owners themselves."Nine players were named as plaintiffs, including Hall of Fame defensive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-17/49ers-release-ray-mcdonald-am
Breast Cancer Awareness | The Augusta Chronicle

...same mission and that is one of encouraging our mothers, sisters, girlfriends and wives to be proactive when it comes to their health. Adrienne Lowry, 26, got married Oct. 22, less than a year and a half after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/hospitals/breast-cancer-awaren