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Stress-salt therapy at Georgia Regents University might work for Ménière's disease

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:10pm

Something just clicked for Dave Brandyberry as he read about a clinical trial at Georgia Regents University trying to break the impact that stress has on people with salt-sensitive hypertension.

Having suffered from Ménière’s disease, where excess fluid in the inner ear can cause dizziness, hearing loss and worse, Brandyberry wondered if that approach might help him, too. He reached out to GRU principal investigator Greg Harshfield and the result might become a fledgling clinical trial that could provide data to seek an expanded trial.

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Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities plan pulled from committee agenda

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 7:20pm

A $225,230 engineering and master plan for Augusta Recreation, Parks and Facilities has been pulled from Monday’s Public Services committee agenda because it conflicts with a $100,000 organizational assessment of the department included in the 2015 budget.

Saying she had moderate to high support for the assessment, Administrator Janice Allen Jackson included it in the 2015 budget package to take “a deliberate and strategic approach to making cuts,” with any leftover funds to assess other city departments.

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Pardon Our Mess: Garden plot needs tending

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:10pm

WHERE: A garden plot on the corner of 5th and Reynolds streets, an entranceway to downtown Augusta from South Carolina. A marker there designates U.S. Highway 1 as a Blue Star Memorial Highway, a National Garden Club program to honor veterans.

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Georgia to play Louisville in Belk Bowl

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:42pm

Georgia’s bowl game will have some extra spice to it when the Bulldogs go up against their former defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and Louisville.

The No. 13 Bulldogs and No. 20 Cardinals will play in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte on Dec. 30 at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN in a matchup of 9-3 teams.

Grantham jumped to Louisville last January to join former Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino’s staff after four seasons at Georgia.

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Four killed in wreck in McDuffie County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 4:17pm

Four people died Sunday afternoon after a collision in McDuffie County.

About 3 p.m., a black Lexus was traveling eastbound on Augusta Highway at a high rate of speed when the driver crossed the center line and struck a white Toyota Highlander head-on near Moose Club Road, according to Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Chris Wright.

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