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Why You Should Have Regular Eye Exams

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Comprehensive eye exams do more than check if you need new glasses. They also include tests for eye diseases. And, they may detect some chronic diseases.
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What is the Value of iPSC Technology in Cardiac Research?

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Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are important tools in many areas of cardiac research including disease modeling, drug development & transplantation.
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The Liquid Health Check: How Proteomics Can Transform Healthcare

What if a single blood test based on measuring thousands of proteins could provide an accurate portrait of a person’s current health & future disease risks?
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Dried Blood Spot Testing: Innovations and Applications

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Innovations in dried blood spot testing (DBS) technology will greatly improve the adoption as well as broaden the reach of DBS technology.
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Five Reasons Why You Should Participate in Clinical Trials

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There is an urgent and never-ending need for patient participation in clinical trials, Here are five reasons why you should consider volunteering for one.
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Artificial Intelligence: Can It Improve Results of Cancer Screening Programs?

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Breast & lung cancer screening programs have led to diagnoses at an earlier stage. AI-deep learning systems improve on those results by reducing diagnostic errors.
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Do You Know the 3 Main Causes of Blindness in the...

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Many people think vision loss is just a normal part of aging but it doesn’t have to be. There are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of blindness.
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Medical Marijuana: Impact on Physician-Patient Relationships

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The medical community and federal regulators must ensure that risks and benefits of marijuana and CBD being used for medical reasons are properly researched

HLTH: Uncovering Innovations to Help Patients with Immune-Mediated Diseases

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Although HLTH did not specifically focus on immune-mediated diseases, a bit of sleuthing uncovered innovations useful for people with those conditions.
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The Importance of Self-Care in Chronic Illness Management

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A new survey shows us that patients have a strong desire for their physicians to be involved in helping them with chronic illness management self-care.
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Step Therapy: Why Fail First for Everyone is Not a Good...

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Physicians may endorse step therapy for medical reasons but when it is used solely to save the system money, it can harm people with chronic illnesses.
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Teens and the Challenge of Living with Chronic Illness

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What are the barriers to managing chronic conditions for teenagers and how can their parents, families, and caregivers help.