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Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease
May 20, 2019

Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease

Posted by Dr. Rohit Varma

Diabetes can significantly affect your eyesight and the health of your eyes. According to the World Health Organization, diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness and visual impairment among adults around the world. The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, states diabetes often leads to or exacerbates retinopathy, macular edema, glaucoma and cataracts. The American Diabetes Association also cautions that a

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Measles: What You Need to Know
May 14, 2019

Measles: What You Need to Know

Posted by Dr. Eugene Park

The United States is currently witnessing one of the worst measles outbreaks of the past two decades. Between January 1 to May 3, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported over 800 confirmed Measles cases in 23 states in the United States—the highest number of cases since 19941.

After the launch of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine in late 1970s, the CDC

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Eat This, Not That: Tips to Help Prevent Weight Creep
April 30, 2019

Eat This, Not That: Tips to Help Prevent Weight Creep

Posted by Marisa Schor

Did you know that it only takes 100 extra calories a day to gain 10 pounds in one year? Fortunately, our dietitians at CHA HPMC have put together a few tips you can incorporate every day to help prevent those extra pounds from finding their way to your scale.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1) Replace oil with cooking spray. One tablespoon of oil contains

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Dr Wu with Surgical Team
April 19, 2019

Profile: Dr. Eijean Wu Empowers Patients with Cancer

Posted by Su Lee and Dr. Eijean Wu

In July, we entered the new age of robotic surgery with the successful completion of 3 successful cases. Dr. Eijean Wu is the first surgeon to perform the robotic assisted cases at CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (CHA HPMC). Today, she shares her care philosophy and what optimal patient outcomes means to her.

On the first day of my intern year at Montefiore

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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Eye Care
April 12, 2019

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Eye Care

Posted by Dr. Rohit Varma

Artificial Intelligence applications are providing ophthalmologists with new methods for faster and better diagnose of eye diseases.

In August 2018, the journal Nature Medicine published a paper describing exciting new research on applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to eye care. The research was conducted at a subsidiary of Google’s DeepMind used deep learning to develop an algorithm-focused software program. The program was able to efficiently and accurately identify

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