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MRIs beat mammograms at finding breast cancer in high-risk women, study finds

MRI scans beat mammograms for finding tumors in women at high risk of breast cancer, but at a far greater cost and chance of unneeded biopsies, new research suggests.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/30/liv_423732.shtml
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Virtual reality, of sorts, for training doctors and nurses

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- The days of new doctors practicing on real patients may be numbered.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/25/liv_423212.shtml
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Advice for young Americans with penchant for tanning

Summer's almost here and that means many teens and college students will be outside a lot, particularly after a wet spring in much of the country. But how many will use sunscreen?

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/19/liv_378879.shtml
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Six percent of doctors say they helped patients end lives

BOSTON -- The first national survey of physician-assisted suicide found that 6 percent of the front-line doctors who responded have hastened patients' deaths with lethal injections or prescriptions. The results suggest that while physician-assisted suicide does occur, it is rare and accounts for a small number of deaths in the United States. The survey was conducted in 1996, a year before Oregon became the first state to legalize doctor-assisted suicide. Doctors there can prescribe lethal drugs at the request of patients who have less than six months to live.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/23/ent_226592.shtml
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Six percent of doctors say they helped patients end lives

BOSTON -- The first national survey of physician-assisted suicide found that 6 percent of the front-line doctors who responded have hastened patients' deaths with lethal injections or prescriptions. The results suggest that while physician-assisted suicide does occur, it is rare and accounts for a small number of deaths in the United States. The survey was conducted in 1996, a year before Oregon became the first state to legalize doctor-assisted suicide. Doctors there can prescribe lethal drugs at the request of patients who have less than six months to live.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/23/tec_226640.shtml
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Family history crucial in prostate cancer diagnosis

Prostate cancer sufferers who have a family history of the disease are more likely to have a relapse and more likely to die from the disease than are men without a family history, according to Dr. Patrick Kupelian of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. Men with such a history -- either a father or a brother with prostate cancer -- should undergo screening at an earlier age and, when a tumor is detected, should be treated more aggressively, he told an American Cancer Society briefing for reporters in Newport Beach, Calif., last week.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/02/ent_225305.shtml
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Test finds cancer cells that escaped from prostate, may help guide therapy

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- A new test that detects the genetic footprints of cancer cells gives an earlier warning when cancer has spread beyond the prostate, researchers say. It could indicate which newly diagnosed patients should be treated right away to suppress cancer outside the prostate, and maybe spare some men from having unnecessary surgery, said Dr. Anna Ferrari of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/23/tec_224718.shtml
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Experimental drug may help slow mental decline in mild Alzheimer's

Taken separately, the studies on the drug - Eli Lilly & Co.'s solanezumab - missed their main goals of significantly slowing the mind-robbing disease or improving activities of daily living. But pooled results found 34 percent less mental decline in mild Alzheimer's patients compared to those on a fake treatment for 18 months.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-10-08/experimental-drug-may-help-slow-men
Virtual reality, of sorts, for training doctors and nurses

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- The days of new doctors practicing on real patients may be numbered.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/19/liv_422597.shtml
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Overtime

USC Aiken scored 13 runs in the first three innings en route to a 14-7 victory over North Greenville.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/01/oth_410755.shtml
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