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  • Bono must have been flying before bike crash
    Bono must have been flying before bike crash
    Apparently aging rockstar Bono was traveling pretty fast on his bicycle when he lost control in New York’s Central Park - reportedly to dodge another biker. Initial reports claimed the singer postponed a planned week-long residency on the ...
  • The deep roots of the fight for medical cannabis in Wisconsin
    The deep roots of the fight for medical cannabis in Wisconsin
    Thirty-five years ago this July 31, the drive to legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin was heating up with a hearing in the Capitol's stately North Hearing Room.On July 31, 1979, a public hearing was held on AB 279, the Therapeutic Cannabis...
  • Early ovary removal increases glaucoma risk
    Early ovary removal increases glaucoma risk
    According to a new study, a bilateral oophorectomy (removal of both ovaries) might increase the risk of glaucoma. The Mayo Clinic study was published in the April edition of the journal Menopause.Glaucoma is a condition in which the normal fluid...
  • Governors Blow Smoke At Conference Concerning Legalizing Marijuana
    Governors Blow Smoke At Conference Concerning Legalizing Marijuana
    In Washington this weekend, a meeting of our state leaders took place. One of the major topics was the legalization of marijuana medical or otherwise. The Governors of Colorado and Washington were the targets of many questions and discussions. Gov...
  • Drink green tea for healthy eyes
    Drink green tea for healthy eyes
    Researchers report that flavonoids in green tea may offer protection against vision problems like cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and some forms of glaucoma. One of the first senses affected by aging is eyesight.Particularly the...
  • Keep a clear eye during National Glaucoma Awareness Month
    Keep a clear eye during National Glaucoma Awareness Month
    According to The National Institutes of Health approximately 2 million Americans currently suffer from glaucoma, a disease characterized by people seeing “halos” at night, experiencing blurred vision, headaches, and loss of peripheral...
  • Normal eye and an eye with glaucoma
    January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
    In case you weren't aware, January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. In the United States alone, at least 2.7 million people over the age of 40 have glaucoma which in turn is one of the leading causes of blindness. This month, the American...
  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Be aware of signs of glaucoma in your cat
    Recognizing glaucoma in cats
    January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, making it a perfect time to discuss the fact that glaucoma isn't limited to people. Cats (and dogs, and other animals) can develop glaucoma also. But since we generally don't get our cats' eyes...
  • Prolonged use of The Pill tied to increase risk of glaucoma
    Prolonged use of The Pill tied to increase risk of glaucoma
    Although taking birth control pills has long been associated with certain health risks, including the increased risk of blood clots, researchers from the University of California San Francisco, Duke University School of Medicine and Third...
  • A federal judge in New York City has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make Plan B contraceptive, also known as the morning after pill, available to younger teens without a prescription within 30 days on April 5, 2013.
    Glaucoma risk doubles for long-term oral contraceptive users
    New research conducted by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, Duke University School of Medicine, and the Third Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University in Nanchang, China that was presented at the Nov. 18, 2013, session...
  • Enlarged Eye with Glaucoma
    Ocular hypertension: Pre-glaucoma
    As people age, they tend to have problems with their eyes. Ocular hypertension is defined by an elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) level.Luckily, people with ocular hypertension have no detectable visual field damage.Ocular hypertension is...
  • Diabetic eye care
    Diabetic eye care
    Diabetes affects the entire body, including the eyes. Proper eye care is important for everyone but especially for diabetics. Like many complications of diabetes, retina damage occurs slowly over time. Essentially the tiny blood vessels in the...
  • Night vision issues affect drivers of all ages
    Night vision issues affect drivers of all ages
    No matter whether you are a grandparent or a teen, driving at night is more risky than in the daytime. Vision is limited in the dark and drivers don't always make the adjustments they should make.According to the National Safety Council,...
  • This weekend: Free health seminar for seniors in Winslow Township (Video)
    This weekend: Free health seminar for seniors in Winslow Township (Video)
    There really is such a thing as a “free lunch,” and it’s available for all Winslow Township residents on Saturday, November 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bud Duble Senior Center. Local health professionals will be...
  • Twenty-two uses for medical marijuana
    Twenty-five uses for medical marijuana (Video)
    Cannabinoid receptor sites are found all over the human body. This indicates use of medical marijuana is desirable for health. Estimates are that for the past twenty years, two research articles per day are submitted to the medical community on...
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