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Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

...between e-cigarettes and later tobacco use.University of Southern California researcher Adam Leventhal, the study's lead author, noted that e-cigarettes were initially introduced as a potentially safer alternative to tobacco for smokers who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-08-19/teens-e-cigarette-use-linked
Affordable Care Act led to improved health care, study finds

...primary care and prescription medicine, affordability of health care and overall self-reported health status," said lead author Benjamin D. Sommers of Harvard School of Public Health.Among the 500,000 people polled, there was an overall 7...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-07-28/affordable-care-act-led-impr
Most satisfied with health care law coverage, survey finds

...than two years, said Sara Collins, the vice president for health care coverage and access at Commonwealth and the lead author of the report."It really does suggest that the law is reaching its intended target," she said. "It's helping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-12/most-satisfied-health-care-l
Doctors urge caution in prescribing medical marijuana to kids

...recommended switch "could help make a big difference in promoting more research," said Dr. Seth Ammerman, the policy's lead author and a professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine at Stanford University.The academy's qualified support might...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-01-26/doctors-urge-caution-prescribing-me
About that raise... US execs feeling tight-fisted

...harder for the executives to find skilled workers, according to the survey results.Jan Rivkin, one of the survey's lead authors, suggested that a failure by companies to develop a skilled workforce could ultimately hurt those companies and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-08/about-raise-us-execs-feeli
Health care report projects spending to pick up through 2023

...CMS, which compiled the projections. It was the fifth year in a row that the rate of growth was under 4 percent, lead author Andrea Sisko said.The average rate of growth from 1990 to 2008 had been 7.2 percent, the report noted. The slow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-03/health-care-report-projects-
HPV vaccine safe, effective over eight years

...safe," said Dr. Daron Ferris of GRU Cancer Center, who was one of the original investigators on the vaccine and is lead author of the study. "It's working just as well as we thought as far as efficacy."The vaccine was approved in 2006...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-18/hpv-vaccine-safe-effective-o
Green tea lozenge helps dry mouth

...in the journal Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, looked at 60 patients, but Hsu and lead author Dr. Scott De Rossi, chairman of the Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences in the College of Dental Medicine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-22/green-tea-lozenge-helps-dry-
Study shows many overweight children see their size as normal

...children understand their weight, it can help them to take action and head off future health problems, said the study's lead author, Neda Sarafrazi.But there's some debate about the impact of children judging themselves fat. One of Sonneville's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-07-22/study-shows-many-overweight-
Georgia rivers dwindling, professor says

...rainfall isn't the only factor influencing the amount of water flowing in a river, explained Georgakakos, who was a lead author of the water resources chapter of the recently released National Climate Assessment, a study ordered by Congress of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-01/georgia-rivers-dwindling-pro