“They Relied on A Single Test Result”

A new NPR  article reporting on diabetes and public health offers the perfect opportunity to revisit important issues relative to health and screening. The study lead by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Boomberg School of Public Health (Disclosure:  I’m a proud JHSPH alum & former Hopkins faculty/medical staff) analyzed how estimates were calculated differently between epidemiological … More “They Relied on A Single Test Result”

Women’s Eye Health Remains At Higher Risk

The news is consistent for women who still remain at higher risk for many eye and vision-related diseases and conditions.  Today’s AOA First Look reports on findings related to ocular surface disease and dry eye.  Add this into earlier data that includes chronic vision impairment, and it warrants revisiting a post from earlier this year… … More Women’s Eye Health Remains At Higher Risk

L♪♫♬”In the Year 2525, If Man is Still Alive, If Woman Can Survive…”♪♫, How Will Eye Care Be Perceived?

“In the Year 2525” was a Billboard #1 hit song in 1969, just four years after HR 6675 – a.k.a. the Medicare Act – was signed into law by President Johnson.  In the year 2017, a recent JAMA editorial argues for consideration of ‘Medicare coverage of vision, dental and hearing services under Medicare’.  Attention should be … More L♪♫♬”In the Year 2525, If Man is Still Alive, If Woman Can Survive…”♪♫, How Will Eye Care Be Perceived?

How and Why Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines Improve Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes

If you’ve wondered how quality clinical guidelines improve health and why they are so valued, this infographic is for you!  (Note:  Flash is needed for interactive graphics).  An important part of my professional advocacy, health services research experience, and AOA service rolled into an infographic – one of the most concise I’ve seen detailing the … More How and Why Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines Improve Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes