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Category: Health

UGA takes a Hit at Obesity

Athens, Ga–Georgia has one of the highest obesity rates in the Nation. Uga is taking multiple steps to fix this problem across campus and the Athens community. Hannah Patrick has details about the program that help 75 people lose over three hundred pounds.  Stacy Connell started a biggest loser program at Ramsey 3 years…

UGA professors receive more than 1 million dollars for research

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-SiUjM5VUM&feature=youtu.be   Professors Richard Dluhy, Stephen Tompkins and Ralph Tripp have been granted one-point-one million dollars to study methods that would better predict and detect emerging influenza strains. With new technology, they will be able to differentiate between different strands of the virus in minutes. This would allow researchers to identify a potentially deadly flu…

UGA Researchers Receive Large Grant

Good news for three research professors at the University of Georgia. Professor Richard Dluhy in the chemistry department of Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, as well as Professors Stephen Tompkins and Ralph Tripp in the College of Veterinary Medicine received a grant of more than 1.1 million dollars to continue research various strains of…

Mold in Fine Arts

    -Athens, GA Mold has been found in the Fine Arts Building and has professors and students wondering if their health is in jeopardy. According to the CDC Black Mold is not deadly but it can cause “unique and rare” health issues. University Theatre professor, George Contini is just moving back into his office after…

Mold Update

Athens, GA – Mold has been detected in the Fine Arts Building on the University of Georgia campus. Sources say the mold was found on the first floor room 111 of the building. The mold was found in George Contini’s office located in the Fine Arts building. Prior to finding the mold in the build…

Oconee County High School Athletic Director Luis Varela is taking precaution to prevent tragedies of death during athletic competition. Luis Varela thinks unexpected deaths during sports is hard to control even with current physical exam processes.  However, he said that players are not allowed to play or participate in sports if not cleared by a…