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Vision loss worse in South, CDC says

...three-quarters of the U.S. counties with the highest prevalence of severe vision loss. The South also has higher rates of poverty, diabetes and chronic disease. Health officials believe those problems are all related to the vision loss. The Centers for Disease...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-22/vison-loss-worse-south-cdc-s
Augusta VA walks to combat veteran homelessness as problem grows in city

...combat a high-than-average obesity rate, each of which are among the most common issues in our area for veterans with diabetes, congestive heart failure, and hypertension," said Loflin, the hospital's clinical nutrition manager and co-chair...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-05-20/augusta-va-walks-combat-vete
Around the block

...its 21st annual Sidewalk Sale May 29-31 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to benefit JDRF, a global organization to fund Type 1 diabetes research. The store will offer picnic-style items and root beer floats for $27. All of the funds raised during the sale...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2015-05-19/around-block
Blues musician B.B. King dies

...well into his 80s, the 15-time Grammy winner suffered from diabetes and other problems. He collapsed during a concert in Chicago...and community events focused on health challenges including diabetes, which King suffered from for years. At his urging, Mississippi...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-15/musician-bb-king-dies
Activity can slow cognitive decline, study suggests

...has been unable to crack the code of dementia. For family members, it is a disease more devastating than heart attacks or diabetes.Research has focused on recognizing cognitive decline early before it worsens into frank dementia. A new study in the journal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-13/activity-can-slow-cognitive-decline
Prescribing fruit, veggies for health in Harrisburg

...area through the Harrisburg Family Health Care clinic who had or were at risk for diet-related conditions like obesity and diabetes, she said. Beginning in June, each would be provided with $1 per day per family member to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-04-14/prescribing-fruit-veggies-he
Some stem cells heal differently, researchers said

...cells can be seen in the nearly 500 clinical trials looking at using them against a wide-ranging number of diseases, from diabetes to multiple sclerosis to Crohn's disease to fighting injuries such as heart attack or stroke. Success rates have varied...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-04-25/some-stem-cells-heal-differe
Eighth area Barney's Pharmacy set to open in May

...said the location will house an education area like his other pharmacies. Classes will be held there periodically on CPR and diabetes management.Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA, which owns the building, is expanding its pharmacy technician...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-08/eighth-area-barneys-pharma
Longtime SC sheriff sent to prison for year

...said. "I regret having made a mistake, but no man is perfect."Metts' lawyers said his age and health issues, including diabetes and coronary artery disease, would make prison hard on him, and that it would be difficult ? and expensive ? for prison...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-27/longtime-sc-sheriff-se
Merle Temple's novel filled with familiar political characters

...World, and quite a bit of scandal, too.The saddest thing was the death of Parker's wife, Susan, with complications from diabetes while he was in prison."From all of that came good things," Temple said recently. "I met a lot of people I never would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-04-25/merle-temples-n