| Nov 29, 2011
Night driving entails a whole host of challenges, not the least of which is the frequency with which that same sappy love song pops up on station after station.
Lovelorn call-in shows aside, driving in the dark poses very real dangers to your physical...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Question: I recently became a diabetic. My doctor told me I might develop Diabetic Retinopathy. What is it?
Answer: Diabetic Retinopathy is damage to the blood vessels in the retina. A healthy retina is essential for good vision.
Damage to the...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 10:27 AM
Little things count at theme parks, even ones as small as snowflakes.
On a recent trip to SeaWorld Orlando, I noticed the it was repeatedly using a snowflake design throughout the park. For instance, the snowy bits can be seen on the bright red umbrellas...
| May 20, 2011
| 1:30 AM
FARGO, N.D. - The snow had finally melted and the ground was no longer soggy, so I began inspecting our landscape. I wanted to see if our perennial plants had survived the winter. Fortunately, our rosebushes were budding, the tall grasses were growing and...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:23 PM
Adoption is a subject very near and dear to my heart. For one, I went through the process myself when I became a Bade legally. My biological dad was out of the picture and the Bades made me a part of their family album when Mom remarried. ...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 7:33 AM
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- A new technology, partially developed University of California San Diego, could help prevent serious symptoms from developing in those diagnosed with glaucoma, according to local doctors.
Triggerfish is a gold-colored microchip...
| Nov 13, 2009
Diabetes is a serious disease that can bring about complications such as blindness and other vision-related disabilities.
According to Prevent Blindness America, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20-74 years of age. A...
| Dec 1, 2009
In a year where an estimated 2.8 million Baby Boomers will celebrate their 60th birthday, age-related eye diseases are becoming increasingly important health issues, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). The AOA is reminding Americans 60...
| Aug 6, 2009
Need a routine, annual eye exam? Go see an optometrist.
But, if your parent's dire warnings come true and you do "poke your eye out," you'll want to see an ophthalmologist as quickly.
Optometrists are doctors of optometry or ODs who can:
| Aug 11, 2009
It's been a little over a year since Joseph Schnell, an elevator construction worker from Philadelphia, had LASIK eye surgery to correct his nearsighted vision. Rather than becoming clearer and sharper, though, Schnell's vision soon was plagued by near-...
| Aug 11, 2009
For the millions of baby boomers who will eventually need cataract surgery, here's some cheering news: New types of implantable lenses promise to restore your youthful vision. Unlike the standard single-power lenses doctors have been implanting for 30...
| Aug 25, 2009
Few 40-year-olds' to-do lists include "Be proactive about not going blind," so you might have to play catch-up. Age 40 really is the time to start protecting your eyes against serious diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, neither of which...