Get your sight right
Vision clouding due to cataracts can usually be fixed with fairly minor, but very high tech surgery. Still, appropriate timing of surgery and selection of replacement lens are decisions where our guidance can help.
Advances in autoimmune disease
When your immune system is healthy, it works to defend your body against infection and disease. If a foreign substance, such as a virus, is detected, your immune system produces certain proteins, including antibodies, designed to coordinate the cells of the immune system to destroy the invading threat. ... Read More
For most people, a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes comes later in life. It can be a wake-up call in terms of how seriously you are taking your lifestyle and its impact on your health. But for some, that wake-up call may come much earlier. Thanks to a new... Read More
Vaping vs. smoking
You see people around town puffing clouds of smoke with small devices pressed to their lips. You also may have seen news reports about vaping but were a bit confused. Vaping refers to a method — using a specially designed, battery-operated electronic cigarette or other device — to... Read More
Overcoming a stressful event
Death of a spouse or loved one. Planning a wedding. Financial difficulties. These are a few of many possible life events that can cause high stress levels. You may be able to better navigate stress in your life by: Identifying stressors and seeking help — Counseling, such...Read More
News and Our Views
Blood pressure drugs at bedtime: Lower heart risks?
It's been said that timing is everything, and a new study from Spain indicates that this also applies to taking your blood pressure medications. The study involved more than 19,000 mostly older adults who were taking one or more blood pressure medications. Half were instructed to take the...Read More
Rethinking 10,000 steps
You know that getting out for a walk or two every day is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But how many steps do you really need for improved health? This question has come into new focus recently, with research suggesting that 10,000 daily steps — a commonly...Read More
How do the new plant-based burgers on the market rate nutritionally?
A: Recent offerings of plant-based burgers — such as the Beyond Burger, Impossible Burger or Sweet Earth Awesome Burger — are designed to look and taste like meat and serve as an alternative source of protein. While these burgers may be a step in the right direction, they're still... Read More