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Laser cataract & refractive lens exchange surgery

By Dr. Jean Keamy The FDA recently approved the use of the femtosecond laser for performing some steps in cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange (removal of a clear lens). It can also be used to make incisions on the cornea to reduce astigmatism. The femtosecond laser provides many benefits during cataract surgery or refractive […]

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Fountain of youth treatment, HGH, has dangerous side effects

Peddled as an elixir of life capable of turning middle-aged bodies into lean machines, HGH winds up in the eager hands of affluent, aging users who hope to slow or even reverse the aging process.

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Cold hard facts about upper respiratory infections

By Dr. Joseph Sliwkowski At this time of year, physicians are seeing a plethora of patients with upper respiratory infections (URI). Although rarely serious, these mostly viral infections can cause up to 40 days of misery per year. (Average person gets 2-4 URIs per year, each lasting 10 days.) Fortunately, there are proven ways to […]

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Even fit boomers won’t escape heart problems

The best odds are in the healthiest adults — those who don’t smoke, have diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

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Solutions for winter skin problems

By Dr. Roxanne Latimer Many skin conditions are exacerbated in the winter months due to dry air both outdoors and indoors.  Here is a look at some of them and how they can be alleviated: Atopic dermatitis — The skin generally is red, dry, and inflamed. Keeping skin moisturized during the dry months helps prevent […]

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Senior centers court baby boomers

It’s hard to believe that those long-haired hippies, those radicals of the 60s who said “never trust anyone over 30,” have, well, gotten older.

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