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iPad Screenings Effective for Detecting Early Signs of Glaucoma in Underserved, High-Risk Populations

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to healthcare, according to a study released yesterday at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In this study, researchers from the University of Iowa, the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan, and the Tilganga Eye Institute in Nepal used a free peripheral vision assessment app to screen approximately 200 patients inNepal for glaucoma using an iPad. The results show promise for screening populations that have limited or no access to traditional eye care and certain ethnic groups that have a high risk of developing the disease. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting more than 60.5 million people. The disease can be effectively treated; however,...
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Thousands More Product Choices on the Market: Reduced Calories, Fats, Sugar, and Sodium

More than 30,000 healthier product choices have been made available to consumers between 2002 and 2013, according to the 2014 Health & Wellness Survey released yesterday by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). The new choices represent an additional 10,000 in just the last four years.

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Why You Should Love Continuing Education

No matter where you are in your massage therapy career, you are probably very busy. If you recently graduated, you’re most likely consumed with developing your practice, adjusting to a new job or figuring out how to balance your own needs with the demands of your work.

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The Female Athlete Triad: Health Pitfalls for Adolescents

Sophie* is a 15-year-old cross country runner who has a history of a foot stress fracture and shin splints. She often does not eat prior to her workouts. Recently, she has felt fatigued and weak during her races, saying her legs feel heavy and she sometimes feels dizzy.

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Could Reading Glasses Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading-glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people older than the age of 40, according to a study released Saturday at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Survey Shows 90 Percent of Adults Unaware of Men's Risk for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can lead to painful fractures, disability, and early death, but the disease continues to be ignored by the general public and neglected by doctors during routine physical check-ups.

New survey findings released on World Osteoporosis Day by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) show that 90 percent of the 13,258 adults questioned are unaware of how common osteoporotic fractures are in men.

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