| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
No food is more synonymous with good vision than carrots. We've been told since childhood to liberally munch these orange vegetables if we want to protect our sight. The carrot-vision connection is not just a tale. Carrots are packed with vitamin A, which...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Q: I read that taking statins might increase the risk of cataracts. When I ran this warning by my ophthalmologist, she said I should not stop taking my statin because the procedure for removing cataracts is simple.
A: When Mevacor (lovastatin), the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 10:15 AM
When neurobiologist David H. Hubel accepted his Nobel Prize in 1981, it had only been a couple of decades since he and his research partner danced in front of an anesthetized cat.
Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel were measuring electrical activity in...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Eye donations nationwide account for $6 billion in lifetime benefits to recipients each year, according to the Eye Bank Association of America. Locally, donations to The Lions Medical Eye Bank & Research Center of Eastern Virginia accrue more than $62...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: My cat likes to watches ice hockey on TV; he especially enjoyed the Stanley Cup playoffs. Sometimes, he'll glance at an Animal Planet show. The only other program he responds to is Piers Morgan's show on CNN. Really, when Morgan comes on, Lilly runs...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
You'll want to concentrate on yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, plus egg yolks and fatty, cold-water fish.
When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see. Certain vitamins and minerals found in food may play a role...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Cataract surgery is one of the most common medical procedures conducted in the United States, and as Baby Boomers continue to age, they are flooding procedure rooms and surgical centers in droves.
Every year, nearly a...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Seventy-three-year-old Louis Willett said he is fit as a fiddle now, but he likes to stay informed just in case he needs any services for seniors in the future.
Every year, Willett travels to the Chambersburg Mall for the annual Senior Fair hosted by...
| Aug 30, 2013
When word got out last week that Linda Ronstadt has Parkinson's disease and can no longer sing, I immediately emailed the story to two of my brothers.
Joe and Andrew were big Linda fans when they were teenagers, though it must be said that they...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:01 PM
First thing: Anyone can get skin cancer, and they get it from the UV, or ultraviolet rays of the sun as well as sun lamps and tanning booths. Light-skinned, fair-haired and light-eyed people do have a greater risk, but dark-skinned people get it as well....
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Please keep your forks out of my broccoli, I said to my teenage son and daughter while we enjoyed a family meal in a restaurant. They grinned at me and proceeded to steal the dark green vegetables from my plate.
We need to review some...