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Bionic pancreas controls blood sugar

...in the 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-14/bionic-pancreas-controls-blood-suga
Gene discovery holds promise for heart disease treatment

...1980s, 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-07-09/gene-discovery-holds-promise
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
Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

...travel 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
Wall Street Focus: Combating diabetes

...side 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
Medicine Today: Treatment time improving for heart attacks

...one of 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...

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

...meniscal 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...

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

...began 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
Delayed care higher in South, study finds

...states 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