As we get older, the electrical system in our heart can start to malfunction. One of the most common abnormal heart conditions is atrial fibrillation, which affects about 33 million people worldwide with 5 million new cases every year.
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association compares popular diets and suggests that differences in weight loss between diets is small.
Reducing fat through exercise in obese, diabetic mice improved their memory and brain function. The research comes as a new report found that obseity levels are virtually unchanged from eight years ago.
A stroke is one of the most debilitating medical conditions. It can limit one's ability to eat, talk, or walk and dramatically reduce quality of life. A recent paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association introduces a new national program to streamline the treatment of stroke. Of note, only one Augusta-area hospital is part of this program.
Nearly 95 percent of U.S. physicians accept gifts, meals, payments, travel and other services from companies that make the drugs and medical products they prescribe, according to the "New England Journal of Medicine."
NEW YORK - The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic might be slowing in the U.S.
Are you taking medication for high blood pressure? You may not need to anymore according to new guidelines published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Findings suggest that those who are slightly overweight may have lower mortality.
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association published Wednesday looked at cancer incidence data from 1976 through 2009 and found a trend toward increasing advanced breast cancer in patients ages 25 through 39.
Columbia County leads the state in sufficient physical exercise among men and ranks high in life expectancy and low in obesity, according to research led by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.