Modern Medicine Feature Articles

What you missed at AOA 2017
What you missed at AOA 2017Catch up with what you missed at Optometry's Meeting in Washington, DC.
How to create a more balanced portfolioAs some assets appreciate in value and others lose value, your portfolio’s allocation changes. Rebalancing is the remedy for asset drift and an important part of maintaining a healthy investment portfolio.
ODs top 4 gripes about vision care plans: Part 2In an attempt to bring clarity to the landscape around vision plans, I have put together this five-part blog series. In Part 1, I outlined four big topic areas where optometrists seem to have the most complaints with vison plans.
On-Demand and on-target: Why AUA Course Pass is worth your timeHenry Rosevear, MD, discusses his experience with the On-Demand Course Pass for this year’s AUA annual meeting, including the two On-Demand courses he found most informative.
Uro Pipeline: Phase IIb study begins for intraprostatic localized PCa drugOther pipeline developments include a new company formed to develop OAB treatments, a phase III urothelial cancer study meeting its primary endpoint, the formation of a partnership to study RCC treatment, and more.
6 tips to navigating the insurance game
6 tips to navigating the insurance gameOne of the most frustrating and seemingly futile battles of starting your practice from scratch is getting the medical insurance game figured out.
BMI predicts post-RP metastasis, PCa mortalityFindings from a recent study also suggest that obesity may be a factor to consider for men with prostate cancer deciding between active surveillance and definitive treatment.
Reduce flank fat without pain, downtimeNonthermal pulsed ultrasound (UltraShape, Syneron Candela) treatments significantly reduce flank fat, without pain, downtime and apparent risks, according to a study.
Ebola may leave retinal scarThe Ebola virus may leave a retinal scar specific to the disease, according to researchers. “The distribution of these retinal scars or lesions provides the first observational evidence that the virus enters the eye via the optic nerve to reach the retina in a similar way to West Nile virus,” said Dr Paul Steptoe of the Royal Liverpool Hospital, in a press release.
Do midpelvic vaginal operative deliveries lead to greater trauma?A new study looks at whether midpelvic operative deliveries have greater trauma than other delivery forms. Plus: A look at the long-term effects of using bisphosphonates. Also, is lithium use in early pregnancy as dangerous as previously thought?