Smoking Affects More Than Your Lungs
Lung cancer and emphysema are usually at the top of the list of smoking risks, but there are many more ways smoking can harm the body.
Vision Loss Linked to Drinking, Smoking, Lifestyle
Lifestyle habits like tobacco and alcohol consumption along with level of physical activity have wide-reaching impacts on health.
Supplements Didn’t Reduce Heart Disease in Elderly
Many people take omega-3 fatty acids to reduce their risk of heart disease. Some elderly patients may not be getting the benefit they hoped for.
Daily Multivitamin Might Curb Cataracts
Vitamin supplements may help people get nutrients that their diet lacks or they can't absorb. It seems that supplements may also reduce the risk of developing at least one eye condition.
Fifty Years Later, Work Remains to Curb Smoking
Fifty years ago, the US Surgeon General first warned of the dangerous effects of smoking. On the anniversary of that announcement, the current Surgeon General has released new data.
A Look at AMD After Ten Years
After being diagnosed with an eye disease like age-related macular degeneration, a person might wonder what their vision will be like 10 or 15 years down the road, and new research is providing some answers.
Age Related Eye Disease and Alzheimer's Didn't Seem Linked
While the chances of developing age-related macular degeneration or Alzheimer’s disease increase with age, older adults who develop one of these diseases are not necessarily at a greater risk of developing the other.
A Simpler Treatment for Macular Degeneration
Typical treatment options for age-related macular degeneration — an eye condition that leads to vision loss in older people — can be invasive and uncomfortable, but there may be a simpler way to treat this disease.
Seeing a Doctor to See Better
Having trouble seeing, or visual impairment, is a very common problem in the United States. Among older people, visual impairment is even more common. Fortunately, for many, the solution may be very simple: go and see a doctor.
Vitamins for Old Eyes, But Not Omega-3s
As people age, their eyesight can worsen. Millions get a condition that can lead to blindness. A vitamin regimen can help, but adding supplements provides no extra benefit.