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Friday, April 21, 2017 | Health Care

Alphabet's Verily Unit Launches Study to Track Health Data

Verily, Alphabet Inc's life sciences business, said it was launching a four-year study with about 10,000 participants to understand how people transition from being healthy to becoming sick, and t…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Health Care

CMS Proposes 2018 Payment and Policy Updates for Medicare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update 2018 Medicare payment and policies when patients are admitted into hospitals. The proposed rule aims …

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Health Care

Ophthalmologists Highly Satisfied With Their Chosen Career

Ophthalmologists' satisfaction with their chosen career is high, data from the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2017 show. When asked whether they would choose medicine again as a career, 79…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 | Health Care

AOA Releases New Evidence-Based Guideline for Pediatric Eye Care

Declaring eye and vision problems in children a significant public health concern, the American Optometric Association has issued a revised, evidence-based clinical pediatric guideline for doctors of …

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Thursday, April 06, 2017 | Health Care, Medical Studies

Medscape's Annual Physician Compensation Report Reveals Significant Increases in Job Satisfaction and a Slight Improvement in the Gender Pay Gap

Despite a workday filled with "too many rules and regulations" and hours spent on paperwork, nearly 8 in 10 US physicians would choose medicine again as a career, according to the results of…

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 | Health Care

Bill Proposed in California Would Require Doctor Review of Children’s Eye Exams

Legislation proposed in California would require that students in certain grades have a comprehensive eye exam that is reviewed by an optometrist, ophthalmologist or other physician. State assemblywom…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Health Care, CooperVision

CooperVision Modifies its Unilateral Pricing Policy

CooperVision issued the following letter to its US customers regarding an update to its Unilateral Pricing Policy.   To Our U.S. Eye Care Practitioners:   CooperVision is removing three …

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Monday, March 27, 2017 | Health Care

US Lawmakers Pull Bill Intended to Repeal Affordable Healthcare Act

On Friday, Republican lawmakers in the US House of Representatives withdrew proposed legislation aimed at overhauling the Affordable Healthcare Act, signed into law by fo…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Health Care, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Urges Secretary Price to Prioritize Eye and Vision Health

In a letter to the newly confirmed US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price, Prevent Blindness urged the secretary to prioritize adult and children’s vision health in co…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Health Care

NIH Would See Huge Budget Cut Under President’s Proposal

The National Institutes of Health would absorb an enormous $5.8 billion cut under President Trump’s first budget proposal -- equal to about 19% of its current $30.3 billion discretionary bu…

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Monday, March 13, 2017 | Health Care

Former FDA Deputy Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Picked by Trump to Lead Agency

The White House confirmed that former FDA deputy commissioner Scott Gottlieb has been selected by US President Donald Trump to lead the agency. Mr. Gottlieb, who served in several senior positions at …

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | Health Care

Virginia Approves New Telemedicine Regulations for ‘Ophthalmic Prescriptions’

The state of Virginia in February approved legislation that amends the state code and clarifies and adds to the requirements for ophthalmic prescriptions, including via a telemedicine approach. The ne…

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017 | Health Care

Republicans Propose Legislation to Repeal, Replace Obamacare

House Republicans on Monday unveiled legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act -- the first step to deliver on a campaign promise to replace the 2010 health care law. The proposed leg…

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Friday, March 03, 2017 | Health Care

Sheraz Daya and TV Presenter and Author Katie Piper Share Viewpoint of Patient and Surgeon

RCSI Alumnus, Sheraz Daya, MD, FACP, FACS, FRCS(Ed), FRCOphth, will take the stage with his former patient, TV presenter, and author, Katie Piper, at 6:30 pm this evening at RCSI (Royal College of Sur…

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Friday, March 03, 2017 | Health Care, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Supports Eye Health with Charitable Giving of Nearly $73 Million in 2016 and Renews Commitment to Think About Your Eyes Campaign

Alcon directly supported eye health in 2016 with nearly 650 medical missions that served more than 480,000 patients around the world and facilitated more than 47,000 surgeries, acording to a company n…

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