• United Nations targets vision for everyone by 2030 By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    UNITED NATIONS TARGETS VISION FOR EVERYONE BY 2030

    The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution committing the international community to eye care for the 1.1 billion people...

    Eye
  • Electroconvulsive therapy significantly reduces suicide risk in severe depression By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES SUICIDE RISK IN SEVERE DEPRESSION

    The continued use of electroconvulsive therapy appeared warranted for reducing suicide risk among patients with severe depression,...

    Depression, Hospital, Registry
  • Surgeons should individualize approaches for corneal perforations By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    SURGEONS SHOULD INDIVIDUALIZE APPROACHES FOR CORNEAL PERFORATIONS

    LAS VEGAS - Christopher J. Rapuano, MD, discussed the “best candidates” for various types of corneal perforation treatments at the...

    Cataract
  • VIDEO: J&J Vision announces commercial launch of Veritas phaco system By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    VIDEO: J&J VISION ANNOUNCES COMMERCIAL LAUNCH OF VERITAS PHACO SYSTEM

    LAS VEGAS - Johnson & Johnson Vision announced the global launch of the Veritas Vision System, a next-generation phacoemulsification...

  • Pandemic spurred ‘new recognition' of visual freedom among patients By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    PANDEMIC SPURRED ‘NEW RECOGNITION' OF VISUAL FREEDOM AMONG PATIENTS

    LAS VEGAS - Caren Mason, president and CEO of STAAR Surgical, said during the Eyecelerator ASCRS meeting that 2020 was a “year of learning”...

    Eye
  • Eight tips to grow a laser vision correction practice By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    EIGHT TIPS TO GROW A LASER VISION CORRECTION PRACTICE

    LAS VEGAS - Happy postoperative patients are the most valuable asset to grow a vision correction practice, according to a presentation...

    Cataract, Eye
  • VIDEO: Telemedicine changes face of care for IBD patients By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    VIDEO: TELEMEDICINE CHANGES FACE OF CARE FOR IBD PATIENTS

    In this video exclusive, Tina Aswani Omprakash, a patient advocate with ulcerative colitis, discussed how telemedicine changed patient...

    Face
  • Ambulatory BP readings may provide best stroke prediction in older adults By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    AMBULATORY BP READINGS MAY PROVIDE BEST STROKE PREDICTION IN OLDER ADULTS

    Among older adults, all measures of ambulatory BP were associated with risk for stroke while office diastolic BP was only weakly associated,...

    Stroke, Hypertension
  • BP control key component of CVD prevention By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    BP CONTROL KEY COMPONENT OF CVD PREVENTION

    BP control is an important part of CVD prevention, but better evidence is needed, as is more tailored outreach to at-risk populations,...

    Hypertension
  • FDA approves Dalvance for pediatric ABSSSI treatment By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    FDA APPROVES DALVANCE FOR PEDIATRIC ABSSSI TREATMENT

    The FDA approved the AbbVie's Dalvance for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections in pediatric patients...

    Skin
  • Geographic factors linked to cancer diagnosis, survival among adolescents, young adults By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    GEOGRAPHIC FACTORS LINKED TO CANCER DIAGNOSIS, SURVIVAL AMONG ADOLESCENTS, YOUNG ADULTS

    Adolescents and young adults with cancer who lived in rural areas and farther from the reporting hospital appeared more likely to be...

    Adolescence, Cancer, Hospital
  • Virtual roller coaster simulation shows impact of migraine on visual motion stimuli By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    VIRTUAL ROLLER COASTER SIMULATION SHOWS IMPACT OF MIGRAINE ON VISUAL MOTION STIMULI

    Migraine correlated with “abnormal modulation” of visual motion stimuli in different areas of the brain that further related to migraine...

    Disability, Brain, Neurology
  • Older dry eye diagnostics beneficial for refractive surgery evaluation By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    OLDER DRY EYE DIAGNOSTICS BENEFICIAL FOR REFRACTIVE SURGERY EVALUATION

    LAS VEGAS - When evaluating a patient for dry eye before refractive surgery, older techniques can be important tools along with newer...

    Cataract, Eye
  • COVID-19 may have lower-than-expected long-term impact on breast cancer mortality By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    COVID-19 MAY HAVE LOWER-THAN-EXPECTED LONG-TERM IMPACT ON BREAST CANCER MORTALITY

    Disruptions in breast cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic may have a small long-term cumulative impact on breast cancer mortality...

    Breast, Breasts, Cancer
  • Q&A: Causal link between COVID-19 and hearing, balance disorders ‘weak' By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    Q&A: CAUSAL LINK BETWEEN COVID-19 AND HEARING, BALANCE DISORDERS ‘WEAK'

    A growing amount of evidence, albeit limited in its strength, suggests that auditory and vestibular effects should be added to the...

    Neurology
  • Mothers with postpartum depression ‘highly vulnerable' during pandemic By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    MOTHERS WITH POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION ‘HIGHLY VULNERABLE' DURING PANDEMIC

    Rates and severity of postpartum depression and anxiety symptoms among women who sought treatment for postpartum depression worsened...

    Depression
  • Connectivity, digital tools becoming the ‘sixth vital sign' in health care By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    CONNECTIVITY, DIGITAL TOOLS BECOMING THE ‘SIXTH VITAL SIGN' IN HEALTH CARE

    Determining someone's digital health connectivity may be just as important as measuring their blood pressure, pulse or body temperature. In...

    Diabetes
  • Report suggests transmission of pan-resistant C. auris strains in US hospitals By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    REPORT SUGGESTS TRANSMISSION OF PAN-RESISTANT C. AURIS STRAINS IN US HOSPITALS

    A new report provides the first evidence that pan-resistant strains of Candida auris may have been transmitted in U.S. hospitals, researchers...

    Hospital
  • Pulmonary impairment ‘highly prevalent' in severe COVID-19 survivors following discharge By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    PULMONARY IMPAIRMENT ‘HIGHLY PREVALENT' IN SEVERE COVID-19 SURVIVORS FOLLOWING DISCHARGE

    Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to COVID-19 who required an ICU stay had pulmonary structural abnormalities...

    Hospital
  • Health care, ophthalmology markets offer ‘favorable environment' for investment By Healio   -   Jul 24, 2021

    HEALTH CARE, OPHTHALMOLOGY MARKETS OFFER ‘FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT' FOR INVESTMENT

    LAS VEGAS - During a presentation at Eyecelerator ASCRS, Chris Cooley, CFA, managing director of Stephens Inc., said that health care...