Dry eye happens when the quantity and/or quality of tears aren’t enough to lubricate the surface of the eye. It’s an undertreated condition that affects millions of Americans particularly above 50 years of age. It’s more common in women and the risk of getting dry eye increases as you get older.
If you travel abroad with medications, beware! Medications that you don’t give a second thought to may be illegal in other countries.
What happens if the drug you depend on for dialysis, epilepsy, hypertension or type1 diabetes suddenly becomes unavailable? What happens if the drug you thought was safe turns out to kill you?
If you live to be 75 years or longer, you will have eaten more than 75,000 meals and disposed of more than 55 tons of food! These actions require energy from nutrients at regular intervals, in the right proportions, at the right times for the body to function well.
What do puppies, tomatoes and human beings have in common? They all need water to survive. And it doesn’t make any difference if it’s well water, rain water or tap water. Water is life’s remarkable, indispensible nutrient. Animals and plants can’t exist without water.
The immune system protects the body against infections, chemical agents or other harmful substances. Primary immune deficiency diseases (PI or PIDD) are caused by genetic flaws – defects in the immune system passed down from one or both parents.
If you’re lucky enough to have your grandmother or grandfather still living, ask them about their favorite foods growing up.
When springtime and summer come our way, thoughts turn to the outdoors. For some, it’s time to plant seeds and tend to the garden. For others, camping trips are the best way to enjoy nature and relax. For landscapers and outdoor workers, it’s the season to plant trees, cut grass, clear and prune shrubbery. But getting too close to nature can often be an intense itching, blistering experience.
A new wave in medicine is rippling across the United States and many conclude it doesn’t bode well, neither for patients nor family doctors. A recent conversation with a family doctor demonstrates his concern about the future care of patients.
I’ve heard this as a kid and maybe you have as well. Moms may not have known about the different kinds of fibers in vegetables, but they knew vegetables are a healthy part of the family’s diet.