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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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Summer eye health is ounce of prevention

By Dr. Steven A. Nielsen Summer is here with its sights, sounds and smells that make it the season of leisure, vacation and relaxation. But with summer comes the responsibility of taking good care of our eyes. As we grow older, our vision begins to weaken, which can affect our lifestyles and decrease our independence. […]

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No one fix to slow hospital readmission epidemic

More than 1 million Americans wind up back in the hospital only weeks after they left for reasons that could have been prevented — a revolving door that for years has seemed impossible to slow.

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Tips to help avoid a preventable hospital return

Patients too often leave the hospital without knowing how to care for themselves, leading to a preventable return. Here are tips to improve your chances of a successful recovery at home: •Be sure you understand your illness and the care you received in the hospital. •Ask if you will require help at home. Can you […]

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Youth Council supports elder abuse awareness

June 15 is the eighth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The event was created by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons […]

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