Tom Campbell’s Story

Recently retired WRDW News anchorman Tom Campbell writes in the Jan. 6 Medical Examiner about what he has learned from battling cancer. Don’t miss it! And, he has promised to check in on our pages again in the future, so stay tuned. Thanks, Tom. We wish you the very best.

Another 12 for ’12

Talk, talk, talk. If you’re a commuter, look around you and in your rear view mirror for the next month or so. Notice how many times you’ll see a parent and a child in a car together and the parent is talking on their cell phone. Perhaps you’ve done this too. I’ve noticed it more times than I can count, …

Today’s 12 for ’12

Looking for ways to feel better that have nothing to do with a doctor, a shot or a pill? Read this week’s Medical Examiner for a slew of ideas, and check back here for regular additions like this one:   • GO TO BED EARLY — We promise you, it’s not a crime to turn in early. Get the sleep …

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Slash cancer by 40%

We can do it. So says the British Journal of Cancer. Read all about it in this week’s Augusta Medical Examiner. In the meantime, here’s a link to a BBC News article about the research.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16031149  

2012 is already here

If the Mayan calendar is right, there’s no need for a list of 2012 Medical Examiner issue dates and deadlines. But just in case it isn’t, all the relevant info for next year’s issues is now officially posted. As you know, everything on the Internet is 100% true, so now we HAVE to publish on those dates. The direct link …

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A 10-year-old with a “bucket list”

After the death of Steve Jobs, a number of commentators noted how his technical genius and ingenuity increased exponentially after he was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Given a finite time left to live, he delved into his work and revolutionized the world. He was able to accomplish much in his life knowing death was imminent. But what happens when …

CORRECTION

The back cover ad in the Nov. 4 issue of the Medical Examiner announces a sumptuous French Wine Dinner to be held on Sunday, Nov. 13 at La Maison on Telfair. The correct date for the dinner is Sunday, Nov. 20. Interested? There’s still time to call for reservations. Be sure to mention the ad in the Medical Examiner. Call  …

Winner

That would be the operative word (winner) to describe Curtis Dove. That’s because our man Curtis unscrambled the mystery word, then located it fiendishly concealed in the ad for Hammond’s Ferry in the Oct. 21 issue of the Medical Examiner (yeah, the one that had Oct. 4 on every page… that one). For his troubles, like driving all over Hammond’s …

For the cure?

It’s amazing that this topic didn’t get more play than it did during breast cancer month – it got barely any at all. Researchers have discovered a virus – adeno-associated virus type 2 (AAV2) – that feasts on cancer cells and will kill any grade of breast cancer “within seven days.” At least, that’s the preliminary verdict. As is usually …