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Let’s be clear – cataracts are highly treatable

Has your world gradually gotten a little cloudier (even on a sunny day)?  Is your vision getting more blurry – even with your glasses?  If the answer to either of these...
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Step lively - how to prevent and treat bunions

I know this isn't a topic many people talk about, but you know me! I'm not afraid to speak my mind! I hate my bunions. They are ugly and sometimes hurt. And wouldn’t you know it...
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How's your love life?

Dating?  At our age?  Why not! No matter what your age, human connection is essential in keeping a healthy spirit. They don’t call me Meddling Maude for nothing.  So, if...
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How to manage difficult behaviors resulting from dementia

Some of the greatest challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia are the personality and behavior changes that often occur with these conditions. Here are some...
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Cholesterol: the good, the bad and the confusing

Cholesterol. It's been the topic of much debate and controversy for decades. In the 1950s, we learned that cholesterol is bad. Produced in the liver, the waxy, fatty substance clogs our...
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Senior Discounts - Speak up, Save money!

My mother always told me that in order to get what you want in life, you have to ask for it. When it comes to saving money, asking for senior discounts can pay off in a big...
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Gluten-free: A fad or something else?

These days, you can buy an incredible variety of products that are gluten free, from bread  and cookies to pizza crust and more.  Even products that neverhad gluten are now including...
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Step lively - how to prevent and treat bunions

  • 8 July 2014
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Step lively - how to prevent and treat bunions
I know this isn't a topic many people talk about, but you know me! I'm not afraid to speak my mind! I hate my bunions. They are ugly and sometimes hurt. And wouldn’t you know it – bunions are much more common in women than men.  And women, of course, tend to care much more about wearing cute shoes – which usually translates to narrow shoes. A bunion, also known by the appropriately ugly name “hallux valgus” is a boney bump that sticks out at the base of the big toe joint. It’s a structural problem that can worsen over time, as the big toe pushes against the toe beside it – sometimes even crossing over it. A lifetime of wearing narrow shoes may cause this to happen, but so can foot injuries and conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. 

Let’s be clear – cataracts are highly treatable

  • 2 July 2014
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Let’s be clear – cataracts are highly treatable
Has your world gradually gotten a little cloudier (even on a sunny day)?  Is your vision getting more blurry – even with your glasses?  If the answer to either of these questions is “yes” and you’ve been putting off going to the eye doctor, it’s time to make that appointment.  As part of a complete eye exam, your eye care professional will check for cataracts. In addition to cloudy or blurry vision, other common symptoms of cataracts are: Poor night vision, Colors that seem faded, Uncomfortable glare and “halos” appearing around lamps or headlights, Double vision in one eye Cataracts are very common.  They tend to start small in middle age, not causing any symptoms at all. But by age 80, more thanhalf of all Americans have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. It’s made up mostly of water and protein. 
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