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May Is Healthy Vision Month

Every year during May, the National Eye Institute (NEI) calls our attention to the importance of taking care of our eyesight. This year’s event focuses on women’s vision. The NEI reports that two-thirds of people with blindness and visual impairment are women. Why? Women live longer, are at greater risk for autoimmune diseases, and their […]
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The CDC Urges Baby Boomers to Be Tested for Hepatitis C

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that is most often caused by a virus. One type, hepatitis C, has been called a silent epidemic, because most people who have the virus that causes it are unaware that they are infected. And while some people think of hepatitis as being […]
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How to Breathe Easier with COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a variety of progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma, and cystic fibrosis. According to the National Institutes for Health, approximately 12 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease and another 12 million are thought to be undiagnosed. Death rates from the disease […]
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Those Beautiful Flowering Trees … Achoo!

It’s pollen season! As spring arrives, we’re blessed with clusters of lovely blossoms on many of our trees. But for those of us with allergies, those blooms are the bringers of sniffles and sneezes. And did you know that people who have always been immune to pollen allergies can develop a sensitivity later in life? […]
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