AMD affects about 2.1 million people nationwide, making it the top cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans over 50 years of age. Prevention of vision loss hinges upon early diagnosis and treatment.
Ophthalmologists—physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care—have more tools than ever to diagnose the disease earlier, and to treat it more effectively. But these advances cannot help patients whose disease is undiagnosed or who are unaware of the seriousness of their disease. People’s lack of understanding about AMD constitutes a real danger to public health. A recent study showed that most people with AMD don’t recognize it as a chronic health issue that requires regular attention for the rest of their lives.
The Academy offers seven steps to help people take control of their eye health:
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Holistic wellness focuses on the connection between mind, body, and spirit It isn’t just about treating symptoms; it seeks to find the root causes that create the issues. By living a more holistic lifestyle, you may be able to enhance your body’s natural ability to restore itself.
7 Tips To Promote Health And Well-being This Summer
During the warmer months, there’s often a great deal of shuffling and movement, including common allergy triggers like trees, pollen, mold spores, dust and dander along with pesky sinus pressure.
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Maybe not everything improves with age, but one thing – healthy, vibrant skin – is not something that must be relinquished to younger years. Senior skin, needs special care. And if we treat our skin right as we age, healthy, vibrant skin can accompany us into our golden years.
IN SEASON: Green Beans
Green beans, also called snap beans or string beans, are a staple in many kitchens across the United States. They’re a beloved side dish at family potlucks, holiday meals, and nightly dinners. They are one on the most popular crops in backyard gardens.
MENTAL HEALTH PROS AND CONS OF WORKING FROM HOME
Over this last year many people made the switch from working in the office to working from home, but is this a healthy change?
COMMON LIFESTYLE FACTORS - That May Be Causing Your Heartburn
Warmer weather is here which means backyard BBQ’s, campfire cookouts, and picnics are right around the corner. But if you suffer from frequent heartburn, food-based get-togethers may not be your cup of tea. But before you turn down your invite or spend even more money on your handy antacids, it’s important to note it might not be all the food’s fault.
THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT Lifestyle Practices for maintaining a HEALTHY BRAIN
More than 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. As we age we become significantly at risk for declining brain health as one in nine people age 65 and older have dementia. This debilitating disease also affects women more than men at disproportionate numbers as two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.
THE TALE OF TWO AGES: A Plan for Your Healthspan
For the longest time our age has been defined by the day we were born and the number of times we are fortunate enough to circle the sun.
What Is INSULIN RESISTANCE?
Have you heard of insulin resistance? One in three Americans suffer from this blood sugar-related syndrome, which can cause serious health issues including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, and even cancer.
INTEL CORE i5 12600K
This impressive bit of hardware shows how a little architecture can make a big difference.
How to buy a budget laptop without getting ripped off
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Intel Core i9 12900K
Intel was never going to be without its performance crown for long, so with appropriate pomp and ceremony Jacob Ridley introduces the new CPU king.
Intel Core i9-12900K: Intel. Is. Back..
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XFX Radeon RX 6600 Speedster SWFT 210
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ASRock RX 6700 XT Phantom Gaming OC
A good GPU in a mediocre card