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VA officials admit hospital botched gastrointestinal program

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Health care administrators at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said Thursday that the hospital botched its gastrointestinal program so badly that it had to re-engineer its floor plan and bring in extra personnel and equipment to handle a consultation case­load that topped 5,100 unresolved diagnostic screenings last year.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

New website to connect Macon and Russian cancer survivors
Macon residents in collaboration with residents of Ulya­novsk, Russia, developed a website to help connect cancer survivors and caregivers in both cities.
Source: Macon Telegraph

CDC releases report card on target battles
The seven “winnable battles” singled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention set goals for 2015, such as cutting adult smoking to 17 percent and pushing childhood obesity down to about 15 percent.
Source: Anderson Independent-Mail/AP

Albany workshop explores autism spectrum disorders
The workshop featured Dr. Felissa Goldstein, child and adolescent psychiatrist with the Marcus Autism Center — which is now associated with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Source: Albany Herald


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