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Weight loss: It’s all in the plate color?

Giant portion sizes are one of the culprits behind the epidemic of bulging waistlines, and nowhere is the portion-creep more evident than in restaurants.

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How can I get rid of my glasses? Part 2

By Dr. Jean Keamy Another refractive surgical procedure, PRK or photorefractive keratectomy, has over 20 years of history. PRK, like LASIK, uses the excimer laser to reshape the cornea. The difference between the two procedures is how the second layer of the cornea is exposed. With PRK, a brush or blade scrapes off the epithelium, […]

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Snow Shoveling 101: advice and gear

Although much of the country has been relatively flake-free this winter, snow removal woes are just one storm away. So here are some strategies, and the latest tools.

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How can I get rid of my glasses? Part 1

By Dr. Jean Keamy As a refractive surgeon, many people come to me to find out how they can be glasses-free. Refractive surgery, a subspecialty of ophthalmology, includes procedures that correct for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. Myopia or nearsighted means that distance vision is poor. Hyperopia or farsighted means that near and intermediate vision […]

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Take control of your health, enhance your life

By Mary Demakes The body becomes more susceptible to disease and cancer as we age. This is a factor we cannot change. However, preventative measures can help ward off some of the infirmities that come with age: a healthy diet, physical exercise and socialization. A healthy diet will improve overall function both mentally and physically. […]

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How to lower your breast cancer risk

Women concerned about breast cancer should worry less about cellphones and hair dyes and worry more about weighing or drinking too much, exercising too little, using menopause hormones and getting too much radiation from medical tests.

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