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How Artificial Intelligence is Impacting Ophthalmology

Artificial intelligence, which has made its presence felt in such areas as robotics, smart assistants and chatbots, is increasingly becoming a factor in the healthcare field in general and the field of ophthalmology in particular. Innovations are expanding treatment options and leading to better outcomes. Dr. Konstantinos Balaskas, director of the Moorfields Ophthalmic Reading Centre [...]

By |2022-12-20T16:58:45+00:00December 20th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on How Artificial Intelligence is Impacting Ophthalmology

How Can the Primary-Care Shortage be Remedied?

The healthcare sector is at a “tipping point,” Atul Grover, executive director of the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) Research and Action Institute, told MedPage Today in September 2022. Physicians, increasingly plagued by burnout, are leaving the profession, or poised to do so. Those few who remain are left to deal with the needs [...]

By |2022-12-07T20:18:59+00:00December 14th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on How Can the Primary-Care Shortage be Remedied?

A Potential Breakthrough in the Cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis, and What That Might Mean for the Future

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes painful, swollen joints, most often in the hands and wrists. Among chronic diseases in the U.S. RA affects more than 54 million people, and this number is expected to rise to 78 million in the next 20 years. Nearly half of those who suffer from [...]

By |2022-12-07T20:10:11+00:00December 7th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on A Potential Breakthrough in the Cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis, and What That Might Mean for the Future

What the Recent Spate of Home Health Acquisitions Signals for the Industry

A spate of recent transactions underscored the increasing focus on home healthcare, an understandable and sensible pivot given the aging U.S. population and the desire of American seniors to age in place. First, the Walgreens Boots Alliance announced in August 2022 that it had purchased a majority share of the home-centered platform CareCentrix for $330 [...]

By |2022-10-18T20:52:40+00:00October 18th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on What the Recent Spate of Home Health Acquisitions Signals for the Industry

How AI Can Meet the Challenges Presented by Social Determinants of Health

Social determinants of health, variously abbreviated as SDOH or SDH, are described by the World Health Organization as the conditions under which individuals live, work, play and age, and factor into such things as chronic conditions, preventable hospitalizations, morbidity and mortality. Various studies have concluded, in fact, that SDOH factors into between 60 percent and [...]

By |2022-08-15T16:56:37+00:00August 15th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on How AI Can Meet the Challenges Presented by Social Determinants of Health

Good Health Starts From the Ground Up: What a Podiatrist Can Tell About You From Your Feet

It has long been said that the eyes are the window to the soul. It has never been said that the feet are the window to one’s health – even though that’s inarguable. Go beyond the obvious fact that our feet are our literal foundation, and that any flaw – any blister, bunion, ache or [...]

By |2022-08-16T12:32:30+00:00July 1st, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Good Health Starts From the Ground Up: What a Podiatrist Can Tell About You From Your Feet

The Ongoing Challenge of Healthcare Staffing Shortages & What To Do About It

The “Great Resignation,” an exodus that saw an average of nearly four million Americans leave their jobs each month in 2021, has had wide-ranging implications for all industries, not the least of which is healthcare. Within the latter sector, the nursing profession in particular is feeling the pinch – an enormous concern, given the fact [...]

By |2022-05-10T16:30:17+00:00May 10th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on The Ongoing Challenge of Healthcare Staffing Shortages & What To Do About It

The Promise of Telehealth Physical Therapy

Despite the many challenges brought on by the global pandemic, COVID-19 also presented several new opportunities. The rapid advancements in healthcare technology are a prime example of how the pandemic acted as a beneficial catalyst. Aside from an escalated vaccine production process, personal healthcare options have also improved. The introduction of telehealth has drastically changed [...]

By |2022-04-15T18:12:54+00:00April 15th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on The Promise of Telehealth Physical Therapy

The Race Gap in Dermatology, and What Can Be Done About It

Dr. Natalie Moulton-Levy, a Manhattan-based dermatologist, told the New York Times in 2020 that she knows physicians are well-intentioned when they say they “do not see color” when it comes to their patients. “They are trying in a nice, benevolent way to say skin color doesn’t matter,” she told the Times. “But it absolutely matters, [...]

By |2022-03-23T18:23:35+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on The Race Gap in Dermatology, and What Can Be Done About It

Why Young People Need to be Included in End-of-Life Discussions

What would you do if your mother or father fell ill and couldn't make medical decisions? Would your dad want to have his life prolonged if doing so means that he would spend the rest of his life unconscious and dependent upon a machine? Would you be able to access your mother's funds to pay [...]

By |2022-02-16T16:50:37+00:00February 16th, 2022|Blog|Comments Off on Why Young People Need to be Included in End-of-Life Discussions