Could Your Child Play a Video Game to Correct Lazy Eye?

When you have lazy eye, or weaker vision in one eye than the other, doctors often recommend patching, but researchers recently found an interesting alternative for amblyopia: a specially designed video game. In the study, it was found to be more effective than patching.

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Telemedicine: How Tech Can Bring You Medical Visits Online

Technology is making all aspects of our lives easier and more convenient – and that includes doctor and healthcare provider visits. Telemedicine is the electronic exchange of health information from one site to another. “Telemedicine can now be used to diagnose medical conditions that may have previously required an office visit,” says internal medicine specialist … Read More

New Surgeries Ease Arthritis of Your Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist

Contributor: William Seitz, MD, orthopaedic surgeon Arthritis of the shoulder, elbow and wrist can leave you in pain and feeling weak. It also can create a substantial loss of mobility and function. The good news is that there are some very effective techniques to addressing this problem, even in severe cases. Struggling with day-to-day function … Read More

How ‘Lung Washing’ Helps You Breathe Again

“I feel like the elephant is off my chest.” Those are the words anesthesiologist Basem Abdelmalak, MD, hopes to hear from a patient after a lung lavage procedure. Commonly called “lung washing,” this procedure treats the rare lung disease pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). For patients with PAP, a substance called surfactant builds up in their … Read More

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Busting 4 Myths About Stem Cell Research

Remember stem cell research? In the mid-2000s, it became one of the biggest hot-button topics in medical research. The debate has grown quieter since then. But don’t mistake silence for a lack of activity. Stem cell research is alive, well and as full of possibilities as ever. Below are a few common myths about this … Read More