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Seniors
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Focusing on the eyes

 Q: What exactly is a floater that you see in your eye?  A. Floaters create images in your eye that look like specks, filaments, rings, dots, cobwebs or other shapes. Floaters are the
Seniors
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
However, I already had a problem that I was correcting with prescription lenses. My ophthalmologist told me I needed bifocals, glasses with lenses that have a correction on the top section for my existing conditions and one below to help me with my presbyopia.
Seniors
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
Cerebrovascular disease or stroke is a leading cause of death. According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people suffer strokes each year. Of these, 5 million die. You are at risk for a stroke if you have high blood pressure, smoke cigarettes or are obese.
Seniors
Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
Therapy involves strength training, muscle and ligament stretching, stamina training, and moderate aerobic exercise. Most therapists recommend low-impact exercises such as biking or swimming; they recommend against activities such as walking or jogging, which may put stress on muscles and joints.
Seniors
Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
Some anatomy: The knee, which is the largest joint in the body, is made up of the thighbone (femur), shin bone (tibia) and the kneecap (patella). Surfaces of this joint are covered with cartilage, a smooth substance that cushions the bones and enables them to move easily.
Seniors
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
The coconut oil industry is working hard to win public favor. There are scientists who are backing off from the damnation of coconut oil. And then there are vegans, who abstain from animal products. Many vegans use coconut oil as a butter substitute. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature.
Seniors
Monday, May 11, 2015
Human beings are highly social and suggestible; we watch each other and emulate one another. In one yawning study, scientists found that applying cold packs to the subjects’ heads almost eliminated contagious yawning. Nasal breathing, which also promotes brain cooling, had a similar effect.
Columns/Opinions
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The body can make all the cholesterol it needs. Most cholesterol is made by your liver. You also get cholesterol from foods such as meat, eggs and dairy products. Too much cholesterol is dangerous, because cholesterol can lead to blockages in your blood vessels.
Seniors
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment that uses drugs to kill malignant cells, bacteria, viruses and fungi.

About a month before beginning chemotherapy. you should visit your dentist because side effects are more likely in patients with unhealthy mouths. The dentist can clean your teeth, take X-rays, treat any mouth problems and teach you how to prevent oral side effects.
Seniors
Monday, March 30, 2015
Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment that uses drugs to kill malignant cells, bacteria, viruses and fungi. Chemotherapy drugs are used to treat cancer, bone marrow diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The drugs can be given by injection or taken orally.

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