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Per aspera ad astra – Through hardships to the starsAccording to the latest data by the World Health Organization, there are approximately 36 million blind people in the world, and the numbers keep growing due to increasing population sizes in developing countries and rising life expectancies in developed nations.
Helping the underprivileged to seeRoughly 300 million people are visually impaired—38 million of whom are blind and most of whom live in so-called developing countries. However, there are many institutions with specific campaigns aimed at eliminating preventable blindness.
Small Doses: The news you need to be the bestA look at four important drug studies and stories that you need to know about.
Three data-driven practices that boost adherenceHere’s a three-pronged approach to improve adherence program efficiency that leverages predictive data analytics, hospital on-site pharmacies and post discharge follow-up evaluation to achieve real, measurable results.
Fertility services can be attractive benefitTwo fertility experts detail the pros and cons of a fertility benefit plan.
A call to careAs a general surgery resident on my research sabbatical in East Africa, I observed the high burden of surgical disease children suffered there, particularly in trauma and burn injuries. Although international aid was being directed to infectious diseases, few governmental or nongovernmental funding agencies seemed to be addressing the issue of trauma and burn injuries in the pediatric population.
The weighty cost of added sugarA new study has found that the overall health of 43 obese children improved in just 10 days by reducing added sugar intake without changing their overall caloric intake or exercise levels.
Female genital mutilation: What ob/gyns need to knowUS ob/gyns are seeing more women who have been circumcised.
Working on ICD-10 adoptionBarring a last minute reprieve, International Classification of Diseases version 10 (ICD-10) diagnostic coding went into effect the first of this month. If you read my March 2015, Peds v2.0 article on ICD-10 adoption—and heeded the advice contained therein—you have successfully implemented ICD-10, and everything is going smoothly now.
Brien Holden on contact lens myopia management
Brien Holden on contact lens myopia managementLiverpool, UK— The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) opened the first day of its 2015 conference with a day-long focus on myopia management. Professor Brien Holden, BAppSc, PhD, DSc, chief executive officer of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, offers several points to remember when managing myopia with contact lenses.