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Anant Mandawat: Drug combo gives melanoma patients hope

...melanoma are diagnosed in the United States each year and 9,000 people die from it annually.A new paper in the New England Journal of Medicine describes results of a new class of precision medications that could dramatically alter the treatment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-06-10/drug-combo-gives-melanoma-pa
Seeing waste: Many Medicare patients given needless tests before cataract surgery, study finds

...hospital outpatient center versus somewhere else made little difference in testing rates.The study is in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.The results are surprising, said Ellen Meara, a professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-15/seeing-waste-many-medicare-patients
Studies: No link between hepatitis B vaccine, multiple sclerosis

...two studies in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine. "I think with...safety. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine in September warned...their patients." On the Net: New England Journal of Medicine: http://www...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/01/tec_304412.shtml
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Race to the bottom

...three in 10 ? refuse to see Medicaid patients, according to a Health Affairs analysis.Another study, by the New England Journal of Medicine, found Medicaid recipients were six times more likely to be denied appointments and wait twice as long...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-16/race-bottom
Catheter procedure can help stroke victims

...annually. They can decrease quality of life and limit one's ability to walk, talk or even eat.A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a catheter-based procedure could help many people having a stroke.A stroke occurs when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-03-11/catheter-procedure-can-h
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
Nothing to celebrate

...Had 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-14/nothing-celebrate
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
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-09-17/wall-street-focus-combatin
Augusta's University Hospital improves safety ranking

...still 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-29/augustas-university-hosptial