Antioxidant vitamins for preventing and slowing the progression of age-related cataract

A cataract occurs when the normally clear lens in the eye becomes cloudy. Cataracts are the leading cause of correctable reduced vision worldwide. Most cataracts develop slowly with normal aging. However, cataracts also may be related to genetic diseases and medical conditions such as diabetes. Other factors such as poor nutrition, sun damage, radiation, corticosteroids,…

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Antioxidants

ANTIOXIDANT: We have all heard this word, we even know that the more we eat, the better off we are. Does anyone know why?  Is it okay of I shed a little light? I am not a scientist and may not explain with perfect exactness, but I will try to simplify. Knowing this information will…

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Reducing Radiation from Medical X-rays

  One of medicine’s most remarkable achievements is the use of X-rays to see inside the body without having a surgeon wield a scalpel. Before medical X-ray machines were available, people who were in an accident and had serious injuries would often need exploratory surgery to find out what was wrong,” says CAPT Thomas Ohlhaber,…

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It’s No Yolk

  “Recent findings from a long-term research project by Harvard Medical Shcool links egg consumption with increased risk for Type 2 diabetes. Subjects who ate an average of one egg per day were 58 to 77 percent more likely to develop the disease than those who do not consume chicken ova.  The study of 57,000 adults found that the…

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How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

  Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them? Most drugs can be thrown in the household trash, but consumers should take certain precautions before tossing them out, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A few drugs should be flushed down…

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Vitality at 50 and Beyond,

Where did I put those car keys? What’s my computer password again? As the years pass, you probably have these kinds of “senior moments” from time to time. There are two sure-fire ways to rejuvenate your brain over time: exercise and social connection. After only 3 months of exercise, MRI studies show noticeable growth in…

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