You're seeing red, and it's not because you're mad. Your eyes are irritated because you've been battling dry eyes for weeks. The stinging, burning, gritty sensation in your eyes just won't go away. Other signs and symptoms of dry eyes include sensitivity to light, the sensation of having... Read More
You knew it was coming. Every fall when ragweed blooms, you experience weeks of itchy eyes, a runny nose and bouts of sneezing. Seasonal allergies — also called hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis — affect millions of Americans every year with discomforts such as a runny nose,... Read More
Protect skin under your face mask
Face masks cover the noses and mouths of more people than ever right now. While they provide crucial help in reducing the risk of COVID-19 virus transmission, they can also cause skin irritation at areas of friction: the bridge of your nose, behind your ears and along your jawline....Read More
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Many uses for artificial intelligence in medicine
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be defined as a computer system that performs tasks that humans require intelligence to do. In the medical world, one common use of AI is known as supervised machine learning. For example, large amounts of patient data, such as computerized tomography (CT) scans, are entered...Read More
Is there a "right time" to have my arthritic knee replaced?
A: In some ways, yes, there is. A recent study found that it's common to mistime the procedure — getting it earlier than needed or waiting longer than necessary. But defining the sweet spot for knee replacement, when its benefits will outweigh any disadvantages, is highly dependent on each person's... Read More
How do I convince my spouse it's time to get a hearing aid?
A; You are far from alone in this predicament. Age-related hearing loss develops over time, so it's common for those experiencing it not to recognize it at first. Your husband may have started compensating for the loss without noticing, such as by turning the TV volume up or depending on... Read More