Runoffs set fields for November elections

...CONGRESSIONAL RACES1ST DISTRICT: State Sen. Buddy Carter of Pooler won the Republican primary runoff against Bob Johnson, a Savannah surgeon backed by local tea party groups. Early, unofficial returns showed Carter winning about 54 percent of the vote. He is seeking...

Secondhand smoke harmful for dogs, cats

...whose research at Tufts College focuses on respiratory function in small animals.Pets aren't mentioned in this year's surgeon general's report, but in 2006, it said secondhand smoke puts animals at risk. The Legacy Foundation, the nation's largest...

Cleveland fans celebrate LeBron James' return

...had just been wheeled into the recovery room at Fairview General Hospital in Cleveland after knee surgery on Friday when his surgeon approached. Nelson said he doesn't remember what the doctor said about his knee, but recalled: "He said, 'More importantly...

Evaluation finds Pistorius didn't have mental illness

...free on bail.Later Monday, defense lawyer Barry Roux called surgeon Gerald Versfeld, who amputated Pistorius' lower legs when...situation."During cross-examination, Nel questioned the surgeon's objectivity and raised the possibility that Pistorius could...

Ceremony honors Georgia's Declaration of Independence signers

...Americans need to understand that we did not get here by luck, but by hard work and diligence," said John son, 67, an Augusta surgeon born on July Fourth who is the great-great-great-cousin of Walton. "We must be reverent to that fact."Walton was...

Plan for new trauma center not welcomed by all

...great concern with the HCA situation is that there may be a fairly marked change in the number of cases that a given trauma surgeon is able to handle because they get divided up among more hospitals than they need to be," he said.The long-established...

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A nomination misfire

...forgotten about President Obama's radical nominee for U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, whose confirmation stalled this...every single agency of government. You would've thought surgeon general would be the last one to be politicized.We doubt...

Doctors Hospital's push for trauma designation sparks backlash

...fairly marked change in the number of cases that a given trauma surgeon is able to handle because they get divided up among more hospitals...he said. That half-hour delay could be followed by the surgeon deciding the patient is too injured to treat at Doctors Hospital...

Georgia expands doctor pipeline

...internal medicine physician; 63 counties had no pediatrician; and 79 counties had no OB/GYN; and 66 counties had no general surgeon. Many of the counties lacking primary care doctors are in rural areas. "Georgia has seen the need,'' Tucker says...