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7 ways to feed your brain: From A to Zinc

By Judith Boyko There are myriad reasons to eat healthfully. Some of those reasons include living longer and stronger, maintaining good energy levels and thinking with a healthy brain. By now, we’ve all heard about the positive power of antioxidants, which may delay or prevent some types of cell damage, according to the U.S. Department […]

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New products keep noise down a bit

Roxanne Went uses her car as “a cone of silence” to escape the noise of leaf blowers outside her suburban West Chester, Pa., home, and of family members’ blaring music inside.

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Aging healthfully can add quality years

By Judith Boyko Advances in medicine enable us to live longer than our ancestors did. In the mid-1800s, for example, one’s mid-30s was the typical life span. Fast forward to June 2013: Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest person, died at the ripe old age of 116. How’s that for progress? It’s one thing to add […]

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Red eyes can have many causes, treatments

By Dr. Jean E. Keamy Many people assume that red eyes mean they have an infection causing conjunctivitis. This may not be the case. There are many reasons why the eyes can be red. Acute redness with a green discharge typically points to infectious conjunctivitis. Often it is accompanied by sinusitis or congestion. It is […]

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New advances in cataract surgery

By Dr. Steven A. Nielsen It’s a fact — as we age, so do our eyes. Most people over 40 will develop cataracts over time, and most will seek some type of procedure to restore their clarity of vision. Luckily, cataract surgery is the most common surgical outpatient procedure in the United States. Even better, […]

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High SPF sunscreen ratings questioned

Sunbathers headed to the beach this summer will find new sunscreen labels on store shelves that are designed to make the products more effective and easier to use.

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