Here's how to keep an eye out for cervical cancer

In the days before the Pap test became a routine part of your annual OB-GYN appointment, cervical cancer was one of the leading causes of death of American women, according to the American Cancer Society. Even today, the ACS estimates that about 13,240 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will…

Study finds accuracy gap in EHRs for eye care patients

When it comes to keeping track of prescribed medications between clinic visits, many patients rely on printed medication lists automatically generated from electronic health records (EHRs). An examination of the EHRs of a cohort of ophthalmology patients revealed that one-third had at least one discrepancy between the medications discussed in…

Health Tip: Treating Dry Eye

— Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not make enough tears. As adults get older, they are more likely to have medical conditions that trigger dry eye, such as autoimmune diseases, diabetes, stroke and thyroid problems, the AARP says. Certain medications also may affect tear glands’ ability to…