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Increasing awareness among glaucoma patients undergoing cataract surgery

There are about 3 million people over the age of 40 diagnosed with glaucoma in the U.S. It is one of the top two leading causes of blindness in this patient population, and the number is expected to triple by 2050. Yet only about 50 percent of patients know they have this blinding disease—and more than half of patients with glaucoma who undergo cataract surgery miss out on the opportunity to have a simultaneous surgery that could allow them to avoid long-term glaucoma therapy. Are you and your patients aware of the latest innovation in MIGS?Read More

Now’s the time to try these 6 ideas in your practice

This has already been a year of extraordinary upheaval and change—and we’re only halfway through 2020. Health care providers have been forced to adapt to evolving circumstances quickly and safely, to the best of their ability. Telemedicine is improving. Elective procedures and routine care are resuming.Read More

Improved safety, reimbursements, and technology have increased its popularity

Prior to COVID-19, telehealth and telemedicine were not all that widespread among doctors. Just 21 percent of all physicians stated that they used virtual consulting, according to a recent report, and the percentage of physicians interested in telehealth had been declining to under 30 percent. Read More

The subtler ways racism impacts health—and why that’s everyone’s problem to solve

Structural racism persists in America throughout our social, economic and political systems. It is deeply rooted in our history, culture, institutions, policies, practices and norms. People of color, particularly Black Americans, face discrimination and experience disparities in income, housing, schooling, social services and health care.Read More

How lessons learned from past health outbreaks can help doctors now

Tara Kirk Sell, Ph.D., M.A., is a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Sell’s research focuses on pandemic preparedness and public health communications and policy responses to public health emergencies, such as the Zika virus and Ebola outbreaks, to discover ways to improve future preparedness and response. We spoke with her to get her thoughts on what we are facing now during the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S.Read More