Understanding Vitamins for AMD

Age Related Eye Disease Study. Macular Degeneration, AMD, AREDS, ARMD, The Eye Associates, vitamins

Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) In 2001, Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) researchers reported that a vitamin supplement called the AREDS formulation could reduce the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In 2006, the same research group, based at National Institute of Health’s National Eye Institute, began a second study called AREDS2. They wanted […]

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Vision Loss and Falls


Poor vision can have many adverse effects, such as depression, car accidents, and medication errors, but none of these are more concerning than falls. Falls are among the leading cause of death in age 65+. People with low vision are twice as likely to fall than those with good vision. The Impact of Falls Some […]

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Dark skin people need skin cancer checks too!

African Americans, Blog Category, Dermatologist, Dermatology, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Sun Damage, Sunglasses, sunscreen

 Dark skin people can have skin cancer too. According to SkinCancer.org, here are some statistics that you should keep in mind, no matter what your skin color. -Melanomas in African Americans, Asians, Filipinos, Indonesians and Hawaiians most often occur on non-exposed skin with less pigment. These melanomas are often discovered on the palms, soles, mucous […]

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Melanoma – A Mole Gone Bad

Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Sun Damage

The quickest way to explain melanoma is to simply say that it is a mole that has gone bad. It is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. According to SkinCancer.org, everyone is at some risk for melanoma. Those with a family or personal history, lighter skin color, a weakened immune system, and excessive moles […]

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