Advocate for Kids’ Vision and Eye Care

(Family Features) Studies repeatedly emphasize the importance of diagnosing vision problems at an early age, but that’s something many parents assume is being covered by their children’s school system. In reality, an estimated one in Read More

Spotlight on High Blood Pressure

Fred Wilson*, a 53-year-old construction worker and heavy-equipment operator, could handle a backhoe or bulldozer with nonchalant ease. But the heart beating inside his chest couldn’t handle his blood pressure. Wilson was among the millions Read More

Dementia: Catching the Memory Thief

It’s over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer’s disease was diagnosed. Since then we’ve learned a great deal about the protein ‘tangles’ and ‘plaques’ that cause the disease. How close are we Read More

Living With MS

Ask 10 different people with multiple sclerosis (MS) what the disease feels like and you will likely get 10 different answers. It’s a bit like the story of the blind man and the elephant. When Read More

Hormonal Health for Women

As women, hormonal fluctuations throughout our life cycles are natural and important for our health and well-being. Hormonal fluctuations that cause pain and illness, however, are not. A widespread misconception among women and traditional medical practitioners Read More

New Hope for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s strikes people at younger ages than ever before, but powerful treatments are on the horizon At first, Sally Sweeney’s hands trembled just enough to make holding the morning newspaper tough. Then, on long walks, her Read More

Lower Your Diabetes Risk

You can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Here’s how. Growing up in Mississippi, Herman L. Kemp, Jr. dined on fried chicken and biscuits for breakfast, sometimes with a side of macaroni and cheese. Read More

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