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Eye emergencies

Trouble in a blink

When a sudden, vision-threatening eye problem or injury strikes, don't panic. Rather, use the specific plan-of-action in this article to know how to protect your eyes and when to seek immediate care.

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Is my ongoing groin pain a strain or a hernia?

A: In older adults, pain around the lower abdomen, pelvis and hips is common, especially when playing sports requiring cutting, pivoting or changing directions. An inguinal hernia — a small tear in the abdominal muscle wall — can be a frequent cause of lower abdominal pain. However, musculoskeletal pain... Read More

Are glucosamine and chondroitin effective and safe for osteoarthritis?

A: Along with standard treatments for osteoarthritis — including low-impact exercise, loss of excess weight, physical therapy, cortisone injections and nonprescription pain medications — a number of supplements are available. These include glucosamine, chondroitin, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe). When you have osteoarthritis, the cartilage that covers the ends... Read More