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Combating cataracts: A surprising way to see better

By Dr. Helen K. Wu If you or anyone you care about is among the estimated 20 million Americans living with cataracts, there may be good news for you. The FDA has approved an implantable lens that not only corrects the cataract, it can help many people see better than they have for years. Some […]

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How to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD, is a winter depression that occurs approximately the same time every year.

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What are the most common causes of red eye?

By Dr. Jean E. Keamy Patients commonly complain of red eyes. I thought a review of some of the common causes and associated symptoms of red eyes would help my readers. A big misconception is that all red eyes are contagious conjunctivitis. The associated signs and symptoms give clues to the right diagnosis and the […]

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What to look for if you think you have osteoporosis

By Dr. Gary Blanchard Q: I was diagnosed with osteopenia. I have been faithful with my diet, vitamin D, calcium and a strict walking routine. At 64, I have had very few other health issues. A few weeks ago I suddenly developed severe back pain. I was told that I have a broken bone in […]

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What causes dry eyes and what can be done about it?

By Dr. Jean Keamy Dry Eye is one of the most common diseases in ophthalmology. Dry eyes can cause a variety of symptoms from foreign body sensation, blurred vision, red eyes, painful eyes, tearing, crusting on eyelids in the morning, white stringy discharge, discomfort with contact lenses, eye fatigue and burning. Some people will experience […]

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Oral care important for the older population

Older Americans make up a growing percentage of the population. As we continue to live longer, the need for proper oral care is vital to maintain natural teeth and enhance the quality of life.

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