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Device could help patients with atrial fibrillation

...having a stroke, they are often given lifelong medications to thin their blood. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that a new implantable device called the WATCHMAN might replace the need for lifelong blood...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-01-14/device-could-help-patien
Weight loss varies little among diets

...out.Diets are a multibillion-dollar industry and vary in philosophy and cost.A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association compares popular diets and suggests that differences in weight loss between diets is small.Physicians...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-08/weight-loss-varies-little-am
Georgia Regents University research reinforces benefits of exercise

...GRU 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-02-25/cutting-fat-improved-memory-
New stroke program improves treatment

...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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-06-11/new-stroke-program-improves-
Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

...teaches at the university's emergency medicine department.An analysis of 29 studies published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2000 found that doctors who accept fees, meals and other perks from drugmakers are more likely to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-13/who-pays-your-doc-coming-s
HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

...leader, David Holtgrave of Johns Hopkins University.The study was released online Saturday by the Journal of the American Medical Association. It is part of the journal's special report on HIV research, issued ahead of the International AIDS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2014-07-19/hiv-diagnosis-rate-fell-th
New heart guidelines allow higher blood pressures

...medication for 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...

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

...breast 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...

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

...Georgia, 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-07-10/columbia-county-tops-georgia