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BANNING, Calif. — San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, which has among the lowest cesarean section (C-section) rates in California, was recognized January 15th, 2020 by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) for reducing cesarean births for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies. Fourteen hospitals at the not-for-profit health care network were named to the state’s 2019 Maternity…

vision glaucoma

Did you know that more than 3 million people suffer from glaucoma in the US and that it is the leading cause of blindness? (Source: glaucoma.org) More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer vision problems that range from impairment to blindness, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO). And at least…

High levels of air pollution may increase your chances of developing the vision-robbing illness glaucoma, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 111,000 people across Great Britain who underwent eye tests from 2006 to 2010. They found that the risk of glaucoma — the leading cause of irreversible blindness — was at…

smart

Eye doctors may someday use “smart” contact lenses to track patients’ eye health, early research suggests. A team of scientists in South Korea has packed incredibly small electronic circuitry, batteries and antennae into a soft contact lens. The goal: to monitor eyes for signs of vision trouble or help deliver medicinal eye treatments. In what’s…