Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet

By Associated Press  |  August 27, 2015

Famous people don't often get involved with Medicare payment policy, but a Boston Marathon bombing survivor and a former U.S. senator who lost a leg in wartime service have joined an industry campaign to block new requirements for artificial legs and feet.

Black and Hispanic doctors still underrepresented in the U.S.

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 24, 2015

Black and Hispanic populations continue to be underrepresented when it comes to the number of graduate medical education trainees, according to a new analysis. The study raises questions as to whether having fewer physicians from underrepresented minorities contributes to the health disparities.

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.

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