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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.

Jan 15, 2021

New Year Resolutions to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

For many of us, tradition dictates starting the new year with resolutions for better health. Often, we promise ourselves we’ll get more exercise, eat a healthier diet, or quit smoking. And that’s all great—especially since the benefits of those resolutions have a ripple effect you may not expect: They all benefit our eyes.

Dec 08, 2020

Dry Eyes? Maybe It's Your Mask

Ophthalmologists have noticed an uptick in patients with new dry eye symptoms—especially among the elderly, immunocompromised, and clinical staff who wear masks almost full-time.

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How to Talk to Your Doctor About Headaches

Jun 18, 2021

Headaches are very common, with many treatment options available. Yet, many people suffer with headache pain without ever speaking to a doctor. Don’t suffer in silence. Headache specialist Dr. Karly Pippitt shares the best strategies to prepare for a discussion with your doctor about your headaches so you can get the best treatment for you.

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You Should Now Get Your Colorectal Cancer Screenings at 45

Jun 16, 2021

Forty-five is the new fifty, at least when it comes to screening for colorectal cancer. New guidelines from the American Cancer Society suggest patients start screening for deadly cancer earlier. Dr. Priyanka Kanth from Huntsman Cancer Institute explains why the change in the screening age and how catching cancer early can save your life.

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E18: 7 Domains of Time

Jun 15, 2021

The joke goes, "Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana." Time theoretically runs at the same pace for every living species on this planet. But time can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Our bodies align with time—how many heartbeats per minute, how much time we spend sleeping, how many days until a woman's next menstrual cycle. When you're younger you have all the time in the world. And when you're older you might feel there's not enough time. Time, though often used to measure durations, can also measure how we live our lives.

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Sideshow: Ginger for Migraines

Jun 15, 2021

Mitch and Troy are back from speaking with their doctors about their migraines. They share their experience and treatment. Troy shares a medical article about the effectiveness of treating headaches with over the counter ginger supplements.

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