CHA HOLLYWOOD PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER EYE DISEASE EXPERT DR. ROHIT VARMA
UNCOVERS NEW FINDINGS ON VISION LOSS IN CHINESE AMERICANS
CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (CHA HPMC), a hospital that is a member of CHA Health Systems, a global network providing a full spectrum of dynamic healthcare services, today announced publication of a study by Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, director of its Southern California Eye Institute, assessing risk factors for vision impairment in Chinese Americans. The largest study on Chinese Americans to date, “Factors Associated with Visual Impairment in Chinese American Adults: The Chinese American Eye Study” was published in Ophthalmic Epidemiology.
Tips to Prevent Weight Gain during Holiday Season
The holiday season is upon us, with Halloween festivities just around the corner. Both kids and adults enjoy the fun holiday parties and baskets filled with treats. With dinner parties and high-calorie candies everywhere, it is not easy to resist the temptation. Studies have found that Americans gain more weight during the holiday season as compared to the rest of the year. But holiday weight gain can be controlled.
CHA HPMC Dietitian Julie Wilson Shares How She Conquered Type 1 Diabetes
When Julie Wilson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes—once known as juvenile diabetes—at the age of 8, she felt isolated and different from the rest of her friends. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition where the body produces little or no insulin. “My life changed the day I was diagnosed. It was hard for me to attend birthday parties and not eat cake. I had to attend type 1 diabetes camps, to overcome the isolation,” says Wilson, who is now a registered dietitian at CHA HPMC.