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New guidelines on how to treat hereditary breast cancer could be a gamechanger.
Internist Deanna Ternes, DO, grew up around hospitals and patients battling cancer.
Since the Ascension Via Christi CyberKnife Center opened its doors in 2006, the clinical team has used the system to provide highly precise, nonsurgical and noninvasive treatment to more than 4,000 patients with cancerous tumors and benign lesions.
New sustained-release implant treatment available for glaucoma patients
Two recently approved treatments show promise in a new study.
Type 1 diabetes has been known as an irreversible condition that no one can fully prevent. But now, several breakthrough studies have emerged that show prevention and management for the illness are possible.
I was struck recently by two stories appearing within days of each other that show how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the best and the worst in us.
Just as physician burnout rates were starting to decline, along comes a pandemic that has caused considerable stress for those in the healthcare field.
A dearth of therapies to repair spinal cord damage and reverse paralysis following spinal cord injury spurred a team of researchers to embark on an ambitious project to map the spine as never before.
As you read this, the coronavirus dominates the global conversation. Turn on any news program, browse the internet, read a newspaper or listen to the radio — without exception, the story of the day is COVID-19.
Editorial Note: This issue of MD News was going to focus on the future of health care. As the magazine content was being prepared and readied for publication, Kansas hospitals and medical practices were focused on responding to a pandemic threat that likely will impact the future financial health and business operations of medical practices and hospitals in Kansas. Therefore, our focus had to also change. With the impact of COVID-19 changing almost daily, our bimonthly publication could refer to just a few of the changes that resulted within a short amount of time.
Here’s a newsflash: When businesses don’t need to compete for customers, they tend to raise prices.
With older Americans being more at risk for glaucoma and that same population taking multiple prescription medications, it’s important for primary care physicians to understand the side effects and possible drug interactions of the various prescription glaucoma eye drops, says Anita Campbell, MD, a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist with Grene Vision Group in Wichita.
When seconds matter, count on Ascension Via Christi St. Francis.
About 15 years ago, groundbreaking injections became available as a treatment option for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These injections provide patients with a safer, more sight-sparing treatment option than lasering, or killing off, the abnormal blood vessels formed with wet AMD.