Exceptional Women in Medicine
An selecting a woman as your doctor lead you to better health outcomes? Some research suggests that it can. There’s the two-decades-long Florida emergency room study that clocked lower mortality rates for both women and men treated by a physician who was a woman. There’s also a Harvard study of Medicare patients that found that those treated by women were less likely to die or be readmitted over a 30-day period than those cared for by male doctors. You can find many studies, in fact, that point to better results under the care of women.
Alzheimer’s Disease Could One Day Be Diagnosed With An Eye Test
It’s time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease!
Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase.
Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent. As much as 40% of vision can be lost without a person noticing.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Moreover, among African American and Latino populations, glaucoma is more prevalent. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians.