Ex-SC Gov. Edwards dies

...Reagan administration, has died. He was 87. His son-in-law Ken Wingate confirmed that Edwards died Friday. The oral surgeon served in the state Senate and helped build the modern Republican Party in South Carolina before becoming governor in 1974...

Former SC governor James B. Edwards dies at 87

...administration, has died. He was 87.His son-in-law Ken Wingate confirmed that Edwards died Friday.Edwards, an oral surgeon, helped build the modern Republican Party in South Carolina, serving as Charleston County party chairman and supporting Barry...

Bottom line

Meet your new surgeon general: Dr. Vivek Murthy, 37, an Obama acolyte one observer notes is unqualified to "run a department at an academic medical...

Georgian to head House budget panel

...transforming Medicare into a system that places future retirees in private health insurance plans.Rep. Tom Price, a Georgia surgeon representing the district Newt Gingrich once did, said the so-called premium support plan for Medicare, which would provide...

Is a certificate of need needless? Hospital issue still ripe for debate

...ineffectual.Clearly this is still another issue with room for reasonable people to disagree. (The writer is an Augusta orthopedic surgeon. A version of this column appeared originally in this year's April newsletter of the Richmond County Medical Society.)

Council: South Carolina database can stem prescription abuse

...report, just 21 percent of prescribers have registered for the program and few of them use it.Council member Louis Costa, a surgeon, said it's commonsensical to make sure doctors acquire patients' accurate medical history."This is the quickest, most...

Australian star dies after being struck in the head by ball

...he was hit after attempting to hook a short-pitch ball from New South Wales fast bowler Sean Abbott.Dr. Tony Grabs, a surgeon and director of trauma services who treated Hughes at St. Vincent's, said he had died from a rare injury ? there have...

Kirby: It's colder in Augusta and my body can prove it

...Quit swooning' ""Azziz is so smart his bad ideas are worth considering, mayor says""Azziz on short list for U.S. surgeon general ... or University of Florida football coach"If you'd try such a nice approach, I imagine Harvard will come calling...

Should I run or have surgery?

...My gallbladder has been acting up again, something it likes to do every few months ? for the past 12 years. A visit to a surgeon earlier this week gave me the option of having surgery and relieving the pain and nausea, or run the half marathon. I decided...

Former Medical College of Georgia president dies

...Georgia, who became the first U.S. surgeon general forced from office by the president...before serving as President Nixon's surgeon general from 1969-73.In office, Steinfeld...Steinfeld's label boldly warned: "The surgeon general has determined that smoking is hazardous...