The Silent Thief of Sight
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a
time to stress the importance of identifying this silent disease that is one of the leading causes of vision loss.
The Glaucoma Research Foundation provides a wealth of information about glaucoma. Visit this fact sheet to learn the four essential facts about glaucoma that everyone needs to know. If you or a loved one has suffered vision impairment, be sure to check out this PDF to learn what kinds of home modifications will ensure your safety and independence.
|Natural Alternatives for Fighting Glaucoma
When Stephanie Davies was diagnosed with possible glaucoma, she wasn't ready to resort to surgery to save her sight. Instead, she turned to natural alternatives. She's not the only one.
According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, alternative treatments such as an anti-inflammatory diet, vitamins C and B12, lipoic acid, magnesium and ginkgo biloba have been linked to improvements in the symptoms of glaucoma.
While scientific data is still lacking, this article
from the Glaucoma Research Foundation discusses the currently accepted natural remedies that have shown promise.
A Political Scientist's Reflections on the Ironies of Aging
Lloyd Omdahl, a political scientist and former lieutenant governor of North Dakota, pauses to reflect on his long life and share his candid observations about growing old. With a flare for wit and wry humor, Omdahl says he's really only learned this: Aging is just hazardous to his health.
Omdahl's humorous outlook may be giving him certain health advantages, though. This article
from Helpguide.org explains the many benefits of laughter, including improvements in both physical and mental health.
Insulin Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Alzheimer's
A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has shown promising results in the use of synthetic insulin to treat Alzheimer's patients.
A nasal spray containing man-made insulin was shown to improve short term visual and verbal processing in Alzheimer's related dementia.
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