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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

NEW YORK - The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic might be slowing in the U.S.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2014-07-19/hiv-diagnosis-rate-fell-th
Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

Nearly 95 percent of U.S. physicians accept gifts, meals, payments, travel and other services from companies that make the drugs and medical products they prescribe, according to the "New England Journal of Medicine."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-13/who-pays-your-doc-coming-s
New stroke program improves treatment

A stroke is one of the most debilitating medical conditions. It can limit one's ability to eat, talk, or walk and dramatically reduce quality of life. A recent paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association introduces a new national program to streamline the treatment of stroke. Of note, only one Augusta-area hospital is part of this program.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-06-11/new-stroke-program-improves-
Georgia Regents University research reinforces benefits of exercise

Reducing fat through exercise in obese, diabetic mice improved their memory and brain function. The research comes as a new report found that obseity levels are virtually unchanged from eight years ago.

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

Are you taking medication for high blood pressure? You may not need to anymore according to new guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-02-05/new-heart-guidelines-allow-h
Medicine Today: Cataract surgery benefits more than eyes

The benefits of cataract surgery also result in fewer hip fractures in the elderly.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2012-11-08/medicine-today-cataract-surg
Slightly overweight people have lower mortality

Findings suggest that those who are slightly overweight may have lower mortality.

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

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association published Wednesday looked at cancer incidence data from 1976 through 2009 and found a trend toward increasing advanced breast cancer in patients ages 25 through 39.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-02-26/advanced-breast-cancer-young
Columbia County tops Georgia in physical activity, ranks high in life expectancy

Columbia County leads the state in sufficient physical exercise among men and ranks high in life expectancy and low in obesity, according to research led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-07-10/columbia-county-tops-georgia
Cell phone usage goes straight to the brain

New research shows that heavy cell phone use is affecting talkers' brains, though experts aren't sure yet what it will mean.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2011-02-23/cell-phone-usage-goes-straig
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