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    If I Am Legally Blind, Can Treatment Help My Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

    For people over 50, age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss. About 90 percent of macular degeneration patients have the dry form, which is caused by deposits on the macula, an area of the retina. The wet form is caused by irregular blood vessel growth. Both of these ...

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    What Lifestyle Factors Increase My Chances of Getting Colorectal Cancer?

    There are a variety of risk factors for colon cancer. Some you can’t do anything about, like family history. Other factors, associated with lifestyle, can be adjusted to improve your odds. Let’s start with the risk factors you can’t alter. These include your genetics, race and age. Having an ...

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    Can Botox Help Eye Droop?

    It’s a fact of life: over time we begin to sag. One place this is most apparent is the upper eyelids, which tend to thin with age and lose elasticity. As a result, the eyelids look droopy, even sleepy, which can accentuate the appearance of aging. Not everyone is happy with this outcome, and plastic ...

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    Are Soft Drinks Killing You?

    It may come as no surprise that drinking a sugary soda isn’t good for you, but a new study suggests that the regular consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages could be responsible for as many as 25,000 U.S. deaths per year. Presented to the American Heart Association by the Harvard School of Public ...

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    Potential Hazards of Taking Antibiotics

    Antibiotic resistance is posing a major threat to public health around the world. Doctors and hospitals are now dealing with multidrug resistant infectious disease organisms that are either difficult — or impossible — to treat. In the United States, a new superbug, Carbapenem-resistant ...

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    The Healing Power of Music

    If you’ve ever popped a favorite CD into your car stereo during rush hour to soothe your nerves or take your mind off the long commute ahead, you’ve tapped into something music therapy professionals know: music can have real effects on body, mind and mood. In fact, it has been shown to ...

    • Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
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    Is Multitasking Bad for You?

    During the past few decades, the ability to work on several different things simultaneously, or “multitask,” has become a desirable skill. But is this juggling of the responsibilities for work and home really a good thing? “The truth is that in our efforts to fill every moment ...

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    Are There New Treatments for Psoriasis?

    Ways to reduce psoriasis flare-ups and improve your skin’s appearance Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder, in which white blood cells, called T-lymphocyctes, cause inflammation on the skin and other areas. In particular, skin cells multiply too rapidly, causing a scaly plaque to grow on the ...

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    What is a Sleeve Gastrectomy?

    Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a surgery designed to help patients reduce their weight by removing as much as 80 percent of the stomach. The remaining stomach is formed into a tube, like a sleeve. Though the stomach is reshaped, no other organs are altered. This procedure is a good option for people ...

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    How Often Should You Be Screened for Colorectal Cancer?

    Two things you should know right off about colon cancer. First, it is one of the most common cancers. Second, early detection saves lives. The longer cancer goes undetected, the more time it has to take root and spread. There are two main procedures to screen for colon cancer—colonoscopy and ...