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  • Was Mother Right? Eat Your Carrots

    Your mother always said eat your carrots, well she was right acording to Scientific America.  According to the publication, "Scientific American Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (6/24, Maron) reports that carrots may improve one’s eyesight under specific conditions. The body produces vitamin A by digesting beta-carotene, and National Eye Institute Clinical Director Emily Chew adds that “vitamin A is really important, there’s no question about that.” The substance “helps the eye convert lig...

  • Court Rules Drug discounting under the ACA is a No No

    What Do you think?   Federal Court Ends Drug Discount Under ACA. The New York Times Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (6/9, Pear, Subscription Publication) reports that Federal Judge Rudolph Contreras has placed on injunction on a rule that required drug companies to offer discounts for certain drugs.

  • Are Electronic Devices Making Kids Nearsighted?

     Dr. Maria Simbra PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – January 31, 2014  Computers, tablets, cell phones – is all this focusing on tiny electronic devices taking a toll on our childrens’ eyes? To this statement I say it is true, I see children of nearsighted parents starting to wear glasses one to two years earlier than their parents.  Is that diet, the lack of outdoor activities or is it that the world our children are growing up in is less than an arms distance away.  Children today are usi...

  • Study Says Anti-VEGF Drugs Effective.

    Study Says Anti-VEGF Drugs Effective. Reuters  (1/29, Jegtvig) says anti-VEGF medicines to treat people suffering form wet macular degeneration have been effective, citing a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Two Duke University economists analyzed data of Medicare beneficiaries from 1994 to 2011 and discovered that patients diagnosed after anti-VEGF drugs were introduced were less likely to lose vision and less likely to move into long-term care.

  • Eye Color

    Human eye color charts once were used to "predict" eye colors of children. While these concepts generally are true, the genetics of how eye colors are inherited turn out to be far more complicated than once thought. You can't simply determine the eye colors of grandparents and parents, then calculate the odds of what color a baby's eyes will be.

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