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Local veteran says VA contractor examinations not thorough enough

...exams under a pilot program. Since then, the group has provided more than 3 million physical exams and 2 million diagnostic tests, while its contract with the VA has increased from $61 million in 2005 to more than $144 million today for medical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-17/local-veteran-says-va-contra
Here are some problems gardeners can encounter this spring, summer

...turning brown and sometimes hollow. Woody stem tissue turns brown and roots begin to form on the stem. A simple diagnostic test can be used to positively identify the disease and distinguish it from other diseases like fusarium wilt or tomato...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/2014-05-22/here-are-some-problems-gardene
Augusta VA malpractice costs $3 million

...lives near Dublin, Ga., and was bounced back and forth between the VA there and the Augusta and Decatur VAs for diagnostic tests. He was finally diagnosed with gallbladder cancer, which Pardue said is now terminal, in November 2011 but wasn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-12-06/augusta-va-malpractice-costs
Heart disease symptoms often more subtle in women

...are also seen with anxiety and depression. So they are automatically labeled as just being anxious."With other diagnostic tests, it can also be more difficult to pick up heart disease such as atherosclerosis, or plaque build-up in arteries...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-02-03/heart-disease-symptoms-often
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Rome hospitals used for patient data experiment

...federal health reform. The plan counts on it working because it relies on savings projected from eliminating duplicate diagnostic tests and patients using the information to take better care of themselves and shop for doctors.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-07-10/rome-hospitals-used-patient-
College remediation courses don't always help, experts say

...come in at a disadvantage," said Jazzmyn McKelvey-Hunter of Georgia Perimeter College. "Maybe we could get a diagnostic test requirement done so that maybe we could focus on where our deficiencies are."Older students often need help with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2012-03-21/college-remediation-cours
Tomatoes fall prey to insects, diseases

...or any discoloration of the leaves. The stem center (pith) becomes water soaked, later turning brown.A simple diagnostic test can be used to identify bacterial wilt and distinguish it from anything else. Cut the lower stem off at the roots...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/home/gardening/2010-06-10/tomatoes-fall-prey-i
Man's illness provides direction

...personality changes, impulsive and inappropriate behavior, apathy, troubles with speech DIAGNOSIS: There's no one diagnostic test aside from an autopsy, according to Dr. Suzanne Smith, director of MCG's Memory Disorders Clinic. TREATMENT...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/15/met_544543.shtml
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Seasonal problems crop up

...water-soaked, later turning brown and sometimes hollow. Woody stem tissue turns brown and roots form on the stem. A simple diagnostic test can be used to identify the disease and distinguish it from other diseases such as fusarium wilt or tomato spotted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/22/gar_524806.shtml
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Chrysler warranties still will be honored

...oil changes, complex repairs might be a challenge, particularly with problems detected by running an electronic diagnostic test on the vehicle. "When it comes to diagnostic equipment and specific tools, our dealers would not be set up to handle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/15/met_524084.shtml
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