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Sep 07, 2021

What Is Thyroid Eye Disease, and When Does It Require Surgery?

When thyroid disorders result in eye disease, things can get complicated. In extreme cases, a highly specialized surgery can offer life-changing relief.

Jul 15, 2021

Eyes Irritated by Summer Smoke? Here’s What to Do

Smoke from summer wildfires raging throughout the west can travel hundreds of miles. And with it comes invisible micron-size particles that wreak havoc on our health and float in the atmosphere long after the smoke has cleared. Here are some tips to help you deal with the smoke.

Jun 03, 2021

Eye Whitening Drops: What You Need to Know

Looking to reduce eye redness? Just how effective are those eye-whitening drops? Even though fashion decrees it, you may want to carefully consider the side effects. And what about eye-brightening drops? Find out everything you need to know here.

Apr 23, 2021

What is Low Vision and How Can You Make the Best of It?

Whether you have been diagnosed with “low vision” or know someone who has, Lisa Ord, PhD, LCSW, director of the John A. Moran Eye Center’s Patient Support Program, wants you to know the facts about this often-misunderstood condition.

Apr 06, 2021

Women’s Eye Health: What You Need to Know About Higher Risks

April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month. Why devote extra attention to the issue?

Mar 08, 2021

Do Your Eyes Look Tired? Eyelid Surgery May Be the Solution to Fix Your Droopy Eyes

Droopy or sagging eyelids can do more than make you look tired or older than you feel. They can also affect your vision. Find out if eye lift surgery is right for you.

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Sideshow: Scot Swallows a Crown

Sep 14, 2021

Dental crowns are notoriously expensive and a hassle to have installed. Say one were to fall out and you accidentally swallowed it, what would you do? Scot, Troy, and Mitch brainstorm foreign object retrieval methods and learn when you should go to the ER if you swallow something you shouldn’t.

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E23: 7 Domains of Vaccination

Sep 14, 2021

As a society, we have seen many health crises—smallpox, measles, polio, influenza, and most recently, COVID-19. With viruses and diseases also come vaccinations. But with how much we know, there is still so much we don't know about our immune system. How do vaccines work to protect us against viruses? Where do viruses come from in the first place? Can vaccines weaken our immune system? It's hard to get rid of bad information when you don't have the knowledge needed to make the best decision. Dr. Kirtly Jones discusses the risk-benefit ratio of vaccines as she explores the history of vaccination.

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What to Expect When Your Son Reaches Puberty

Sep 12, 2021

As a boy begins to mature, their body and mind go through a lot of changes. It can be tough not only for kids but for their parents too. From growth spurts - and the appetites to match - to strange smells to general moodiness, Dr. Cindy Gellner shares her expertise to prepare parents for raising a boy going through puberty.

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The COVID Vaccine is Safe During Pregnancy

Sep 9, 2021

During pregnancy, your top priority is to keep your child safe and healthy. We know the dangers of COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. But is the vaccine safe for you and your developing child? Dr. Kirtly Jones shares the latest research about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women—and women trying to become pregnant—and takes a hard look at the most common misconceptions surrounding the topic.

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