Friday, December 09, 2016
The dietary carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and the zeaxanthin isomer meso-zeaxanthin are found in high concentrations in the macular retina. They are collectively known as macular pigment.
Friday, December 02, 2016
Because falls and fractures are one of the leading causes of death and Medicare expense in those over the age of 65, a new study on physical activity, diet quality and mortality among community-dwelling pre-frail and frail older adults was recently published in an issue of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Today's Friday Pearl is reminder information that many may find useful this holiday season. A 2015 Healthline article reported that studies suggest people who regularly practice giving thanks are happier and healthier.
Friday, November 18, 2016
"Healthy lifestyle is the medicine that can prevent as much as 80 percent of chronic disease. No other medicine can do that." —American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM)
Friday, November 11, 2016
Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food. Hippocrates - The Father of Medicine. Nutrition has important long-term consequences for health and aging that affect gene expression, as does calorie restriction. Therefore, it's vitally important to consume nutrient-dense calories and leave those high-calorie, nutrient-lacking junk foods on the store shelf.
Friday, November 04, 2016
Peer-reviewed studies suggest that primary open-angle glaucoma, but not ocular hypertension, can be associated with impaired basal (non reflex) tear turnover. Dry eye complaints may be associated with tear film deficiencies caused by unidentified open-angle glaucoma, as well as the drugs used to treat the disease, so careful attention must be paid to dry eye symptomatology.
Friday, October 28, 2016
Biosyntrx strongly believes Impact Matters and that there is still a major place for highly entertaining medical education immune to CME restrictions—particularly when it’s half the price of comparable winter meetings. That’s the formula behind the explosive growth of "Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is!"
Friday, October 21, 2016
A review published in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology titled, “Exfoliation syndrome: a disease with an environmental component” got our attention.
Friday, October 14, 2016
The not-too-surprising study data collected by the Vitamin D Council and published by the new journal Springer Nature (created by merging Holtzbrinck Publishing with Nature Publishing Group) strongly suggests that low vitamin D status is related to longer axial length and an alarming increased risk of myopia developing in early childhood, adolescence and teenage years.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
It's that time again and flu shots are still controversial. At best, these vaccines are designed to protect us from a few viruses, which may or may not be the ones causing this or any given season's medical challenges.