Posts in Public Health
An Innovative Solution for the Global Problem of Poor Vision

Across the world, two and one half billion people live with uncorrected vision, 80% of whom reside in low resource settings. Beyond the cost of not being able to see the world clearly, uncorrected refractive errors (a major source of uncorrected vision) cost a global $227 billion dollars in lost productivity per year. Currently, there exists one solution that has yet not been explored which has the potential to radically lower the cost of corrective eyewear and leap across the urban-rural divide: pinhole glasses.

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Future Leaders of Medicine Making a Difference Today

Social Media (#SoMe) has become a global phenomenon with more than 73% of adults actively engaged online. Specific to healthcare, these applications are being included with ever increasing frequency as a complement to both patient treatment and medical training. Furthermore, #SoMe has permitted medical innovators to transcend traditional limits and collaborate via methods previously unexplored. These platforms will only become more influential in the healthcare sector as more people around the world gain internet access.

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Moving Forward from the Flint Water Crisis: An Interview with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician and director of the Hurley Medical Center's Pediatric Residency Program, discusses the Flint water crisis and the work that remains to be done.

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The Importance of Caring in Caregiving: An Interview with Dr. Sandeep Jauhar

Dr. Sandeep Jauhar, cardiologist and director of the Heart Failure Program at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, discusses the challenges faced by caregivers and the importance of putting people first in the process of providing care. 

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