Understanding Childhood Glaucoma

Understanding Childhood Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States and around the world. More than 3 million people in the US are currently living with the condition, which often strikes with no symptoms until noticeable vision loss has occurred. While glaucoma is widely considered to be a health concern primarily among older adults,… Continue Reading

Three Major Problems We Need to Address to Reduce Homelessness in the U.S.

Three Major Problems We Need to Address to Reduce Homelessness in the U.S.

The United States is one of the wealthiest countries in the world on a per capita basis. The nation’s current annual GDP is trending at more than $19 trillion for 2018 with a population of around 325 million people. Despite this significant wealth, an increasing number of people in the country are experiencing homelessness. According… Continue Reading

Three Technologies Changing the Lives of Glaucoma Patients

Three Technologies Changing the Lives of Glaucoma Patients

The disease glaucoma actually refers to a collection of disorders affecting the eye that eventually lead to optic nerve damage. Glaucoma can cause irreversible blindness and vision loss in patients. Currently, more than 3 million Americans are coping with the effects of the disease, for which there is still no cure. People who develop the… Continue Reading

The Promise of the Liquid Biopsy Cancer Test

The Promise of the Liquid Biopsy Cancer Test

According to the most recent data published by Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society, approximately 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2018 alone. The total number of lives claimed by the disease is estimated to be more than 600,000, with lung cancer, colorectal… Continue Reading

MIT’s Commitment to Convergence in Healthcare

MIT’s Commitment to Convergence in Healthcare

As the technology and medical sectors continue to intersect in 2018, concepts central to the idea of Convergence in Healthcare have been featured in many major news articles. While only a limited number directly reference the Convergence in Healthcare movement itself, few of the major medical achievements in the last several years would have been… Continue Reading

Three Eye Diseases Disproportionately Affecting African-Americans

Three Eye Diseases Disproportionately Affecting African-Americans

The likelihood of contracting an eye disease depends on a variety of internal and external factors. A person’s family background can have a direct impact on the probability of developing certain illnesses affecting vision. Unfortunately, the diversity of people in the US does not accurately reflect the diversity of the country’s health research subjects. As… Continue Reading

Three Attributes to Know about Blindness

Three Attributes to Know about Blindness

There are many terms used by the United States medical community to describe people affected by blindness. Though each person’s experience is unique, all individuals affected by different forms of eye conditions leading to blindness are forced to adapt to a world developed and driven by people who are sighted. Most of what people who… Continue Reading

How Microsoft is Moving Convergence Forward

How Microsoft is Moving Convergence Forward

The 2016 whitepaper “Convergence: The Future of Health” was authored by scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who sought to bring awareness to a movement known as Convergence in Healthcare. Convergence aims to radically alter the way the U.S. addresses pressing modern health issues. The movement encourages integration between the life sciences, physical… Continue Reading

How Convergence Could Save New Mothers and their Babies

How Convergence Could Save New Mothers and their Babies

In 2018, U.S. periodicals have drawn attention to the fact that the United States, a pillar of scientific innovation in the global community, has the highest rate of maternal death of any country in the developed world.   Maternal Deaths and Infant Mortality in Developing Countries According to the World Health Organization, women in developing… Continue Reading