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Protect Your Sight

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What you need to know about vision health (Family Features) Everyone’s vision changes as they age, but some changes could indicate a more serious problem. Age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma are two of the most common eye diseases in older Americans. As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of macular degeneration, and more than …

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Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

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NewsUSA – For teens, peer pressure or wanting to escape emotional stress can often lead to prescription drug experimentation, which in turn can lead to abuse, addiction and sometimes a drug 0verdose.According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 70 percent of children age 12 and older say they got prescription drugs, not from a drug dealer, but …

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The Last Line of Defense Against Medication Errors: What You Need to Know to Keep your Family Safe

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Copyright © 2004 Timothy McNamara, MD, MPH This is a true story. Yesterday, I picked up a new antibiotic prescription for my daughter from my local pharmacy. (We recently adopted my daughter from India where she had recurrent ear infections resulting in severe hearing loss. And, she is about to undergo the second of several planned surgeries in order to …

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Get out of that Beauty Rut!

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by  Elke Von Freudenberg With life getting more hectic with every passing day, I’m always trying to find ways to make makeup time in the morning go quick and easy. Hmmm, quick and easy can be crazy sometimes, especially when trying to wade through that mini mall I call my makeup drawer sometimes. So what I’ve done is create ‘QUICK …

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What is osteoporosis and how can I prevent it?

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What Are the Signs of Osteoporosis? In the beginning, there are no signs with osteoporosis bone loss. It is a slow process that is usually only identified after a fracture or bone density scan.Our bones are living tissue that is in a continual cycle of breaking down old bone and replacing it with new bones.There are several factors that can …

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