Tag: macular degeneration

All Five Senses Are Important for Your Safety and Quality of Life

It’s well known that impaired vision and hearing loss are common among older adults. But deficits in your other senses—smell, taste, and touch—also may be hazardous to your health.

A closer look at each of the five senses provides more information about potential dangers, as well as strategies that can protect

NewsBites: Macular Degeneration; Fried Foods & Death Risk; Weight Loss

Eating Fruits, Vegetables, and Fish Linked to Lower Risk of Macular Degeneration
The American Journal of Ophthalmology recently published results from a cohort study which found that consumption of fish, fruit, and vegetables in amounts generally consistent with international recommendations for the prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was associated with

Sunburn Risks, Treatment and Prevention

Sunburn Risks, Treatment and Prevention

Most, if not all, skin diseases are caused by overexposure to the sun. If the sun does not cause them, many of them are made worse by exposure to the sun’s UV rays. However, there are benefits to sun exposure, particularly in the case of UV rays, which help the

Antioxidants: Your Body’s Health Warriors

You may have seen TV commercials and read advertising headlines about the power of antioxidants—nutrients that act as disease fighters in the body. But before you load up on special drinks or supplements that claim to hold the power of antioxidants, realize that these nutrients can be consumed best by

Enjoy a Clearer More Colorful Day

In a normal eye, light passes through a clear lens to the retina, where it is changed into nerve signals that are sent to the brain. The eye’s lens is made mostly of water and protein. Some of that protein may clump together and form what’s called a cataract, which

Calling All Kale!

The Folklore. Kale has aged well. In its youth, some 4,000 years ago, kale grew wildly in the Mediterranean region before being cultivated by Greeks, Romans, and Europeans, who brought it to the Americas in the 16th century. It built a reputation as a hardy, easy to grow cold weather

Healthy Eating Helps You Stay Sharp as You Age

Healthy Eating Helps You Stay Sharp as You Age

Reduced blood flow to the brain, loss of gray matter, and buildup of sticky tangles and plaques of certain proteins can all lead to loss of cognitive ability. A large body of strong evidence supports the idea that physical activity and healthy eating can help keep your brain sharp by

Eye Exam Can Reveal Alzheimer’s Disease

An eye examination may be able to detect Alzheimer’s disease (AD) years or even decades before any clinical symptoms appear, suggests a small study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Ophthalmologists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered that people in the preclinical stage of AD had significant

Are Eggs Healthy?

Are Eggs Healthy?

Whether they were scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, or beat into an omelet, chances are that you had eggs for breakfast this morning. They’re an easy, filling, and affordable way to start the day. And even if you don’t like their taste, eggs often are the main ingredient in some of

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