Patient Education

Two good sources for health news on the Internet are WebMD and the Mayo Clinic. Current headlines from those sources are listed below. Make sure to discuss any medical questions or concerns with your physician. There is a lot of medical information on the Internet, but there is no better source of information for you than a one-on-one conversation with a health professional.

WebMD:

  • Is Melanoma Suspected? Get 2nd Opinion From Specialist, Study Says - Mon, Oct 14, 2019
    Getting a second opinion from a pathologist specially trained in skin lesions -- a dermatopathologist -- yields the most accurate results, the new study found.
  • Vision Problems Strike More Than 2 Billion Globally - Mon, Oct 14, 2019
    Untreated distance vision impairment in low- and middle-income regions is about four times higher than in high-income regions, and $14.3 billion (U.S. dollars) is needed to treat the 1 billion people with vision impairment or blindness due to cataracts, and short- and far-sightedness, the report said.
  • Suicide Attempts Rising Among Black Teens - Mon, Oct 14, 2019
    Researchers at New York University found that between 1991 and 2017, there was an increase in the number of black teenagers who said they'd attempted suicide in the past year.

Mayo Clinic: