Articles by Adam Hochron

Adam Hochron is an Associate Editor for MD Magazine. He covers news and other topics in endocrinology and rheumatology, and produces video interviews with physician experts. He is also the editor for Family Practice Recertification, published monthly on this site. He can be contacted by e-mail at

Latest Articles

Medical Ethics an Evolving Field with Long Reaching Implications VIDEO
  |  Adam Hochron
As the field of medical ethics continues to expand, its use can be seen in everything from general medical conditions to end of life considerations.
Patients See Benefits of Technological Advances in Ophthalmology VIDEO
  |  Adam Hochron
As with most surgical advances, new potential procedures in ophthalmology pose their fair share of risks. However, if those risks can be overcome the rewards to patients can make a significant difference in their quality of life.
Finding New Uses for ARGUS Technology in Age-Related Macular Degeneration VIDEO
  |  Adam Hochron
As a retinal implant, the ARGUS II technology has shown early benefits for patients with retinitis pigmentosa. A new study from the United Kingdom is examining its benefits in patients with the dry form of age related macular degeneration.
Weighing Safety Risks and Efficacy of New Vitrectomy Procedure Option VIDEO
  |  Adam Hochron
As with all new technologies for surgical procedures, there will be questions to be answered about the safety for hypersonic vitrectomy. While human trials have not started yet, there are good indications in cadaveric and animal studies.
New Technology Could Help Make Vitrectomy Surgery Even Easier VIDEO
  |  Adam Hochron
Medical technology is constantly evolving across fields, and ophthalmology is no exception. A new hypersonic vitrectomy device is currently in development and could be on the market in 2017.
Vitamin D Deficiency One Potential Controllable Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis Development VIDEO
  |  Adam Hochron
For many patients who are vitamin D deficient, there are oral supplements which can be found over the counter which can help bring their levels into the normal range. That and other steps can help play a role in lessening the risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
Study Shows Vitamin D Deficiency a Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis VIDEO
  |  Adam Hochron
A study looking at pregnant women in Finland showed a potential connection between low levels of vitamin D and the development of multiple sclerosis.
Taking a Team Approach to Diabetes Care VIDEO
  |  Adam Hochron
With diabetes affecting so many parts of a patient's life sometimes it is not enough for one provider to help them manage the condition.
How Providers Can Help Quality of Life VIDEO
  |  Adam Hochron
It can be easy for providers to be lost in numbers as they go through a busy day in the clinic. However, there is evidence to suggest that finding different ways to help patients beyond symptom management can do as much if not more to help improve quality of life overall.

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