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healthwrap_video games New research out of the University of Rochester shows video games that contain high levels of action can actually improve your vision. People who played action video games for a few hours a day over the course of a month improved by about 20 percent in their ability to identify letters on a s... Read More

Joe Theismann Superbowl

Joe Theismann Superbowl When you settle down on Sunday to watch hours--and we mean hours of Superbowl coverage--.and you’re drinking your soft drinks and your beer, does an enlarged prostate force many of you into deciding whether to stay for the next play or missing it because you just gotta go? Former Superbowl qu... Read More

Health Wrap: November 3rd

Health Wrap: November 3rd Do antidepressants prevent or cause suicide in kids? This is a hotly debated topic, and now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Columbia Presbyterian report a benefit, not risk. The researchers examined suicide rates of children ages 5-14 in each county of the United Sta... Read More

Sutureless Cornea Transplant Surgery

Sutureless Cornea Transplant Surgery “I could barely see, like when I would get up in the morning everything was so foggy. The first thing that was in my mind was that, wow, maybe I’m going blind,” says Dyeane Dunn. Dyeane Dunn’s corneas were damaged. She would need a cornea transplant to replace the diseased tissue. Doctors wer... Read More

Visual DX

Visual DX Bioterrorism is one of the country’s biggest post-9-11 concerns. How quickly doctors can detect an agent of bio-war will determine how many people will be affected. We’ve had a taste of how even very small releases of bio-terror agents can wreak havoc: the anthrax attacks after 9-11; the sari... Read More

Remedy or Rip Off: Nature's Tears

Remedy or Rip Off: Nature's Tears If you suffer from dry eyes, and many of us do to some extent, you might be heading to the drug store for an over the counter eye drop. One of them, though, is different than many of the others, not because of what it has, but rather, what it doesn’t have. So is it a remedy or a rip-off for d... Read More

Contact Lenses and Eye Infect

“Sometimes I don’t take out my contact lenses, once in a while I sleep in them, I don’t wash my hands thoroughly sometimes,” says Janie Medina. If this sounds familiar you could be putting yourself at risk for a dangerous fungal eye infection. “I have soft lens, they are monthly lens, I have ... Read More

Sunglasses

Sunglasses So we’re in the meat of the summer now: it’s July 4th weekend, the days are long, and that means lots of sunshine. But are you protecting your eyes by wearing sunglasses? The fact is you can look awesome and do something really really healthy for you also ..by wearing sunglasses to protect th... Read More

Health Wrap: Week of June 26th

Health Wrap: Week of June 26th According to the latest research in the British medical journal The Lancet, the effect of diabetes on health is equivalent to ageing 15 years. Canadian researchers found that people with diabetes fell into the high-risk category for Cardiovascular disease occurred 15 years earlier than those ... Read More

Cataracts and Statins

Cataracts and Statins Cataracts are a common problem as we age. In people over the age of 75, two-thirds have the most common type of cataract. There are at least 300 to 400, 000 new visually disabling cataracts annually in the U.S. So preventing them would be key; but we really don’t have a good handle on how to ... Read More

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