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Optometrists eye bigger role in managing chronic conditions

Optometrists eye bigger role in managing chronic conditions

By Andis Robeznieks  |  June 16, 2015

Optometrists are working more closely with physicians and insurers to identify patients' chronic conditions and make sure those patients receive appropriate medical care. They want to demonstrate that they have the training and skills to do more than just fit people for glasses and contact lenses.

Let sleep be thy medicine

Let sleep be thy medicine

By Dr. Aaron George and Dr. Jonathan Bonnet  |  May 27, 2015

We do near miraculous things to diagnose and manage disease in medicine. But do we inspire the rest, recovery and sleep that is fundamental to physical healing and mental well-being?

Vision loss and poverty correlated

By Andis Robeznieks  |  May 22, 2015

Researchers have found a correlation between poverty and severe vision loss. They also identified the South as having the most poor people with bad vision. Experts say the problem is not because there is a lack of optometrists.

Data Points for May 18, 2015

Data Points for May 18, 2015

By Modern Healrhcare  |  May 16, 2015

Data Points for the week of May 18, 2015, covered the following topics: HIV infection rates, heroin poisoning, mortality among Hispanics with diabetes, physicians with Caribbean medical educations, prescription costs

FDA issues safety alert on new class of Type 2 diabetes drug

By Sabriya Rice  |  May 15, 2015

The FDA is warning that a new class of Type 2 diabetes medications called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors may lead to a serious, potentially fatal condition in which the body overproduces a chemical called ketone and results in too much acid in the blood.

Mining Twitter to predict ED visits

Mining Twitter to predict ED visits

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 02, 2015

Don't think of it as oversharing. Researchers at the University of Arizona at Tucson and Parkland Hospital in Dallas say health-related tweets qualify as epidemiological data.

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