Ten years ago, when your doctor recommended a daily low-dose aspirin for heart health, he might have pumped up the sales pitch with the added promise that it could possibly reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Right. And pigs could fly if they had a credit card and a ride to the airport.
Question: Almost everyone in our family has worn glasses since childhood. My daughter is pregnant, and I have to wonder--is there any way to fight this family pattern?
Let’s face it there’s never been a shortage of Old Wives’ Tales and outrageous remedies for any number of ailments. But are there really natural remedies for common complaints that actually work?
You’ve seen the commercials—an attractive woman plagued by dry eyes, a condition that can affect a third of those over the age of 50. Her only hope? A prescription for Restasis, a drug designed to make tears for her. The problem with this scenario is that this remedy doesn’t work for everyone.
It’s an all-too-familiar story. In fact, maybe it’s even your own.
Let’s say you’re diagnosed with diabetes. Suddenly, it seems as if you have to make a load of adjustments to your life. Navigating the holidays or a social gathering can start to feel like a nightmare, and before long you begin to feel down.
So let's get this straight: Uncle Sam says you can gobble up addictive and dangerous painkillers until you're a crazed, self-medicating, drug-addled junkie -- but smoke a little pot on your doctor's advice, and you'll go directly to jail.
Most people are afraid of losing their precious vision due to the natural effects of aging. And while aging eyes are certainly a concern there are other factors that can dim your vision and put a strain on your eyes as well.
In light of the recent flooding in the Midwest that has disrupted lives and endangered public health, the American Optometric Association (AOA) has published a list of reminders and precautions related to eye care, particularly for those contact lens wearers out there.
Macular degeneration is a serious disease. It affects over 10 million Americans, most of whom are 55 and older. In fact, this eye disease affects more people than glaucoma and cataracts combined.
Dr. Bruce Holub talks about the many benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids—from brain health, to eye health, to heart health. Plus he shares exciting new research that has revealed fatty acid's potential as a powerful overall anti-aging tool.