January Kicks Off National Glaucoma Awareness Month

This month, the National Glaucoma Awareness Month by Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety nonprofit organization, and other leading eye health groups, across the country are putting the spotlight on Glaucoma, referred to as “the thief of night,” one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness. At first, glaucoma has no symptoms…

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Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Women Linked to Poor Medical Results, Hospital Readmission

A ten-year analysis of U.S. nursing facility data finds that breast cancer surgery is associated with high rates of death and hospital readmission, along with loss of functional independence, for frail nursing home residents. According to the Aug. 29, 2018 article appearing, in JAMA Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers found that 58 percent of…

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Heat-Related Illnesses Soar in Summer Months

Over the years, there have been higher-than-average temperatures, warmer summers, and more extreme-heat days. These changing conditions can cause more illnesses and deaths, especially for older Rhode Islanders and for those who have cardiac or breathing problems. According to States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card, the Ocean State has more than 26,000 people who…

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