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Dignity, darkly defined

...physician-assisted suicide is that it's "fundamentally incompatible with the physician's role as healer." A New England Journal of Medicine poll last year of more than 1,700 medical experts found 67 percent opposed to the practice.The right-to-die...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-07/dignity-darkly-define
New drug might help heart failure

...is progressive, and almost 50 percent of patients die within five years of diagnosis. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports a new medication might help patients with heart failure live longer.The heart functions as an engine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2014-09-03/new-drug-might-help-hear
Bionic pancreas controls blood sugar

...blood. If levels become too high or too low, the condition can be life-threatening. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the success of a new way to control sugar levels using an implantable device and an iPhone.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-14/bionic-pancreas-controls-blood-suga
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
Nothing to celebrate

...the Obamacare cheerleaders more closely scrutinized the Commonwealth Fund's report, which appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, they might not have been so quick to reach for the pompoms.The foundation arrived at its headline figure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-14/nothing-celebrate
Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

...and other services from companies that make the drugs and medical products they prescribe, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.This has been a common practice for decades and studies show it affects doctors' prescribing decisions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-13/who-pays-your-doc-coming-s
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