Topic: Eye Disease

Lower your risk of cataracts
Aug 7 2018

6 ways to lower your risk of cataracts

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

You may think that cataracts are something you don’t have to worry about until you reach your 60s or 70s, but cataracts actually can start forming in your 40s and 50s. Cataracts affect about 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older. And nearly half of all Americans have developed the condition by age 75. Although... Read More

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skin cancer
Jul 10 2018

Are you taking the right steps to prevent skin cancer?

Health Risk Management  •  By Miles Varn

As the temperatures rise, you and your family will probably be spending a lot more time outdoors. Whether you’re at the beach or pool, working in the garden, or enjoying a leisurely walk around the neighborhood, there’s one thing you should always do before you step outside—take steps to protect your skin from the sun’s... Read More

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high blood pressure
Jun 12 2018

High blood pressure can hurt more than your heart

Disease Management  •  By Miles Varn

You probably know that undiagnosed, untreated, and poorly controlled high blood pressure can increase your risk of cardiovascular problems including angina (chest pain), heart failure, and heart attack. What you may not know is that high blood pressure can cause a wide range of other serious health problems. When your blood pressure is high for... Read More

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healthcare and gene editing
Feb 23 2016

Gene editing: The next frontier of personalized healthcare?

Personalized Healthcare  •  By Miles Varn

The promise of personalized healthcare is that treatments have the potential to be more effective because they’re tailored to each individual’s genetic makeup and personal risk factors. Now, recent advances in gene editing may open the door to new treatments for a range of life-threatening diseases and genetic disorders. What is gene editing? For many... Read More

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protect your vision from macular degeneration
Jun 30 2015

How to protect your vision against macular degeneration

Preventive Care  •  By Miles Varn

Are you taking all the steps you can to protect your vision as you get older? While macular degeneration may not be as well-known as cataracts and glaucoma, it is the leading cause of significant vision loss for people 50 and older. Because the early stages of this disease often don’t have noticeable symptoms, the... Read More

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