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Alzheimer's buddy program pairs patients, students

...Missouri in Columbia and the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. He retired in 2010 from the American Medical Association.Early last year, he got the dreaded diagnosis. Jean Schmidt Winship, 53, his wife of 10 years, says...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2014-03-09/alzheimers-buddy-program-pairs-pati
Georgia Regents University research reinforces benefits of exercise

...neuroscientist Alexis M. Stranahan.The research comes as a new report published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that obesity levels are virtually unchanged from eight years ago and remain high across all age groups...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-02-25/cutting-fat-improved-memory-
New heart guidelines allow higher blood pressures

...high blood pressure? You may not need to anymore according to new guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.High blood pressure, also called hypertension, affects more than 75 million Americans and is a risk factor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-02-05/new-heart-guidelines-allow-h
Stuart Prather Jr.

...Radiological Society of North America, the American College of Radiology, the Medical Association of Georgia, the American Medical Association, and the Augusta Country Club. Dr. Prather enjoyed his practice of radiology, model trains, and collecting...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000167962723
Columbia County tops Georgia in physical activity, ranks high in life expectancy

...however, it is a starkly different and much bleaker outlook.In the study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers found that the U.S. has made small gains in life expectancy since 1990 ? from 75.2 to 78...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-07-10/columbia-county-tops-georgia
Medicine Today: Cataract surgery benefits more than eyes

...with a relatively simple procedure? For patients with cataracts, it can. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that the benefits of cataract surgery extend beyond better vision ? it also results in a lower risk...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-11-08/medicine-today-cataract-surg
Rants & Raves

...Heimlich a medical student at GRU, for his community service in the Harrisburg neighborhood. He deserves the American Medical Association Foundation's 2013 Leadership Award which he will receive on Feb. 11 in Washington D.C. Brett, you are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-02-06/rants-raves
Slightly overweight people have lower mortality

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that people who are overweight may have a lower chance of dying compared to those with normal weight. Although appealing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2013-02-18/slightly-overweight-people-h
Advanced breast cancer in young patients accelerating

...cancer is increasing and appears to be accelerating, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Researchers looked at cancer incidence data from 1976 through 2009 and found a trend toward increasing advanced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-02-26/advanced-breast-cancer-young
Despite deal, Medicare problems persist

...Medicare payments to physicians that would have been a "massive unsustainable cut" to physician practices, American Medical Association President Jeremy Lazarus said in a statement. It is the 11th year in a row that Congress put off reforming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-01-02/despite-deal-medicare-proble