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Gene discovery holds promise for heart disease treatment

...doctors have been looking for a new medicine to further lower the risk of heart disease. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine may have found it using genetics.Statins, like Lipitor or Crestor, are taken by over 30 million Americans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-07-09/gene-discovery-holds-promise
Millions gain health coverage, but Georgia lags behind, reports show

...particularly for the poor.The report today from The Commonwealth Fund follows research it reported last week in the New England Journal of Medicine that an estimated 20 million people gained coverage. In the new report, looking at those it considers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-10/millions-gain-health-coverag
Augusta's University Hospital improves safety ranking

...occur daily in U.S. hospitals and harm patients, said Leapfrog CEO Leah Binder. She pointed to a recent New England Journal of Medicine estimate that 1 in 25 patients acquires an infection while in the hospital."That's just one more reason...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-29/augustas-university-hosptial
Wall Street Focus: Combating diabetes

...effects which have plagued some older diabetes treatments.The results of two large studies, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, eased investor concerns over the class known as DPP-4 inhibitors; which includes Onglyza from Bristol-Myers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-17/wall-street-focus-combatin
Medicine Today: Treatment time improving for heart attacks

...the scariest medical conditions because they can kill quickly ? in seconds to minutes. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that we might be getting better at treating them.The heart pumps blood to the body and is the hardest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-09-12/medicine-today-treatment-tim
Physical therapy or surgery for knee pain

...tear while others will recommend a more conservative approach with physical therapy. A new article in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that an initial conservative approach with physical therapy may be a better option. Dr. Jeffrey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-05-20/physical-therapy-or-surgery-
Military families shoulder weight of deployment

...documenting the rippling effects of multiple combat deployments on families. The findings, published by the New England Journal of Medicine and the American Academy of Pedi a trics, were no surprise to military families.Siblings and grandparents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-25/military-families-shoulder-we
Stool transplant could provide cure for bacterial infection

...work in stubborn bacterial infections, Rao said."They showed some dramatic improvement," he said.A New England Journal of Medicine review of 500 patients showed a cure rate of 80 percent to 90 percent, said Dr. Martin Rodriguez, an associate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-06-23/stool-transplant-could-provi
Delayed care higher in South, study finds

...with restrictive Medicaid eligibility, a study published Thursday finds.In correspondence published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the authors looked at the percentage of people who delayed medical care because of the cost by county...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-03-27/delayed-care-higher-south-st
Soda industry launches 'calorie count' vending machines

...although other factors such as a lack of physical activity and overeating also contribute.Last month, the New England Journal of Medicine published a decades-long study of more than 33,000 Americans that showed sugary beverages interact with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-08/soda-industry-launches-cal