Spring arrived early this year in my hometown, and so did allergy season. The sounds of sneezing and sniffling are everywhere, and allergy medicines are flying off the drugstore shelves. Fortunately, I no longer suffer from seasonal allergies as an adult the way I did as a … Read More
Can what you eat affect your eyesight? And which foods protect your eyes? Research shows that three particular carotenoids, each of them antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, play a role in good vision: lutein, zeaxanthin, and astaxanthin.
Studies verify that astaxanthin protects the eyes against damage … Read More
Graves' disease is an autoimmune disorder characterized by hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). And it's not particularly rare: It affects 1 in 200 Americans. If untreated, Graves’ disease can cause serious health issues within many of the body's systems—and it even can prove fatal.
Graves' disease is up to eight … Read More
For various reasons, your eyes may not provide clear, sharp vision—either near or far. The typical fixes are contact lenses or a pair of glasses (or two) to provide sharp vision at different distances. Most of us do just fine with these conventional corrections for blurry vision. But if you’re … Read More
Nearly 5 million people age 50 and older have dry eye syndrome, according to the National Eye Institute. This condition affects the tear film, which provides moisture and protection to the front of the eye. A dry eye doesn’t produce enough tears, or the tears don’t have the proper … Read More
Did you know Oct. 12, 2017 is World Sight Day? The event is designed to attract global attention to blindness prevention, vision impairment, and other eyesight issues. One increasingly common ailment that now affects more than 25 million Americans: dry eye syndrome. Stinging eyes, sensitivity to … Read More
If you've been feeling bone pain, your doctor may take one look at that stiff, swollen joint or that loss of motion and suspect that what you’ve got is the inevitable onset of age-related osteoarthritis (OA) or the autoimmune disorder that leads to rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
But to refine … Read More