Dr. Colin McCannel, MD

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  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease.

    But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the infection typically shows up in the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma patients are more likely to take medications to treat their eye disease if they're prescribed generic drugs, a new study finds.

    More than half of Americans with glaucoma do not take their medications as prescribed, which is one of the b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vision-robbing condition called diabetic macular edema can strike people with diabetes.

    Now, a new study compared three leading drugs for the condition -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis -- and found that Eylea came out on top, at least for pati...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The eye's optic nerve may provide clues to a stroke patient's survival, a new study indicates.

    The research focuses on the sheath surrounding the optic nerve, which connects the eye and the brain. Using ultrasound to measure the thickness of t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new eye-tracking method might help determine the severity of concussions, researchers report.

    They said the simple approach can be used in emergency departments and, perhaps one day, on the sidelines at sporting events.

    "Concussion is ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term high blood pressure may increase the risk of the eye disease glaucoma, according to a new study.

    The researchers said their findings suggest that doctors should consider a patient's blood pressure when managing glaucoma, the second lea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who are blind develop an alternate sense -- called echolocation -- to help them "see," a new study indicates.

    In addition to relying on their other senses, people who are blind may also use echoes to detect the position of surrounding...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All children should have their eyesight checked between the ages of 3 and 6, preferably every year, eye experts say.

    The new vision-screening guidelines for preschool-aged children are from an expert panel of the U.S. National Center for Children'...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new study finds.

    British researchers led by David Garway-Heath, of the Moorfields Eye Hospital...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a statin to lower your cholesterol may raise your risk of developing cataracts, Canadian researchers report.

    While statins such as Zocor, Crestor and Lipitor protect many people from heart attack and stroke, they may raise the odds of develo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery patients who don't take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says.

    Digestive system changes caused by the surgery can reduce nutrient absorption from food, th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans misuse contact lenses -- wearing them too long, not cleaning them properly -- and that causes almost a million cases of eye infection in the United States annually, a new report finds.

    These infections are clinically known...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Since its initial launch in 2013, Google Glass has been touted as a revolutionary entry into the world of "smart" eyewear.

    The promise: a broadly expanded visual experience with on-the-move, hands-free access to photos, videos, messaging, web-surf...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Plastic/reconstructive Surgery:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the world of 21st-century medicine, organ transplantation is nothing new.

    The first kidney transplant took place in 1950, followed by the first liver transplant in 1963 and the first human heart transplant in 1967. By 2010, doctors had even m...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of age-related macular degeneration in one eye is associated with the risk of developing the disease and its progression in the other eye, a new study finds.

    "Macular degeneration is a disease of the retina which damages central vis...Full Article