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Tips for getting enough physical activity

It may sound daunting: The government says most adults should get 2 1/2 hours a week of physical activity that revs their heart rates. But if you can’t do that much, don’t give up — every little bit helps, especially as people age. “The message should always be to take it slow by setting realistic […]

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Obesity should be boomers’ biggest fear

Boomers are more obese than other generations, a new poll finds, setting them up for unhealthy senior years.

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Diabetic retinopathy screening critica

By Dr. Jean E Keamy Diabetes can cause many problems in the eyes. It is a leading cause of vision problems in the United States and can cause fluctuation in vision if blood sugars are not controlled. Diabetes can lead to the early development of cataracts. Often diabetes can cause asymptomatic retinopathy. It also can […]

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Itchy Eyes: It’s important to distinguish the cause

By Dr. Jean E. Keamy Once April flowers begin to bloom, many patients complain of itchy eyes. For some the symptoms last until the leaves fall off the trees. For others, their eyes itch with the bloom of certain trees, flowers or mold. Seasonal allergies are the number one reason eyes itch. Many complain of […]

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Why do I need an eye exam?

By Jean E. Keamy People who wear glasses get their eye examined to update their prescription. If patients are seeing well, they tend not to get their eyes examined regularly. Many people, who do not wear glasses, have infrequent eye exams. With changes in insurance, many patients do not have routine eye coverage. In fact, […]

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Baby boomers fueling boom in knee, hip surgeries

We’re becoming a nation of bum knees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and it’s not just the Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them.

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