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Device could help patients with atrial fibrillation

...prevents blood from collecting in that area and as a result reduces the risk of forming a clot.Dr. Vivek Reddy, a professor of medicine in cardiac electrophysiology and director of the cardiac arrhythmia service at Mount Sinai Hospital, and colleagues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2015-01-14/device-could-help-patien
New East Central Public Health District director has Augusta ties

...Goggans is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia at Geor gia Regents University and is an assistant professor of medicine and director of Essentials of Clinical Medicine for the MCG branch campus at the University of Georgia. He will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-07/new-east-central-public-heal
Bionic pancreas controls blood sugar

...pump to better control the levels.In their new study, Dr. Steven Russell, a diabetes specialist and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues at Boston Uni versity tested the use of a bionic pancreas in patients...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-14/bionic-pancreas-controls-blood-suga
New stroke program improves treatment

...stroke, streamlined evaluation by a stroke doctor, and a rapid CT scan of the brain.Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a professor of medicine at UCLA, along with researchers at Duke and Harvard, examined the success of this national quality improvement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-06-11/new-stroke-program-improves-
Medicine Today: Skipping breakfast might affect heart health

...first time that eating breakfast might actually decrease your risk of heart disease.Dr. Eric Rimm, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and colleagues examined survey data on the eating habits of more than 25,000 American...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2013-08-15/medicine-today-skipping-brea
Cash for weight loss

...Medicine, researchers show that cash for weight loss is more effective when done with others.Dr. Kevin Volpp, professor of medicine and health care management at the University of Pennsylvania, recruited 105 employees at the Children's Hospital...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2013-04-15/cash-weight-loss
Georgia Regents University gets big grant to battle sickle cell disease

...diabetes model."We think the same thing is happening in sickle cell," said Dr. David Pol lock, a regents professor of medicine at GRU and a project leader on both grants. "We have preliminary evidence to suggest such things."In the small...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-09-19/georgia-regents-university-g
Heal yourself

...education, while Georgia and other states receive barely a 1 percent share.Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan, Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at George Washington University and a lead author aid on the study, found that New York receives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-11-15/heal-yourself
Medicine Today: A new and safer way to treat heart disease

...that the wrist approach is growing in use and has a lower rate of complications.Dr. Dmitriy Feldman, assistant professor of medicine at Cornell University, and colleagues analyzed nearly 3 million PCIs performed between 2007 and 2012 in a large...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2013-06-20/medicine-today-new-and-safer
Medicine Today: Treatment time improving for heart attacks

...within 90 minutes of arrival of an ambulance or arrival to an emergency room.Dr. Daniel Menees, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Michigan, and colleagues from Duke, Yale and the University of Colorado, analyzed how often...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-09-12/medicine-today-treatment-tim