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Multivitamins may lower cancer risk in men

America’s favorite dietary supplements, multivitamins, modestly lowered the risk for cancer in healthy male doctors who took them for more than a decade, the first large study to test these pills has found.

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Do I need a dilated medical eye exam?

By Dr. Jean Keamy Many of my patients have no eye complaints and only need glasses or nothing at all. Through an un-dilated pupil, a limited view of the optic nerve, blood vessels and macula can be obtained. The peripheral retina and optic nerve details cannot be thoroughly examined without dilation. Some patients have family history, medical issues, […]

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Your eyes and glaucoma

By Steven A. Nielsen Often referred to as “the sneak thief of sight,” glaucoma is the second leading cause of preventable blindness globally and the leading cause of blindness among those of African-American and Hispanic descents. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that lead to optic nerve damage. In most cases, this damage is […]

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Is organic food better for you

Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out — and concluded there’s little evidence that going organic is much healthier, citing only a few differences involving pesticides and antibiotics.

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Nearly 1 in 20 US adults over 50 have fake knees

Doctors know the number of knee replacement operations has surged in the past decade, especially in baby boomers

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Taking care of your mental health a priority

Getting older does not just mean a risk for physical ailments like heart disease and creaky knees: A new report finds as many as 1 in 5 American seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem.

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