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Updated by Jennifer Sandavol on Apr 24, 2014
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Techniques for Taking Pills

I take a whole handful of supplements every day. Sometimes it is torture to get them down. I know a lot of other people have issues with pill taking, so I did some research to help the pillphobes among us get through the daily ordeal. What Happens When You Swallow?

Bell's Palsy

Bell's palsy is a weakness or paralysis of the facial muscles which is innervated by the seventh cranial nerve. It is usually temporary and unilateral. Between 40 and fifty thousand people in America develop Bell's palsy. It is much more common in diabetics. It was first described in 1829 by Sir Charles Bell (surgeon in Scotland).

Eyeglasses that Darken Outside

What are Photochromic Lenses? The most popular photochromic lenses on the market are called Transitions®. When Transitions lenses are exposed to UV light, trillions of photochromic molecules in the lenses begin to change structure and darken. This reaction changes the degree of darkening in relation to the amount of light that reacts with the lens.

Treatment of Macular Degeneration with Squalamine

Squalamine is an aminosteroid which is a steroid chemically linked to an amino acid. It is found in liver tissue of deep water sharks. It is a bile-like acid. Squalamine comprises the largest quantity of extracts of a larger aminosteroid group in shark liver.

Chocolate and Your Vision

Chocolate Chocolate comes from the seeds of the fruit of the cacao tree. Ounce for ounce cocoa contains more antioxidants than do foods like blueberries, green tea, vegetables, and red wine. Dark chocolate contain more than seven times the number of antioxidants as strawberries.

Stress and Vision

Quite often in an eye examination patients will present with complaints in their vision and how their eyes feel and admit they're going through a stressful period. Sometimes the complaints are related to an underlying health issue, but in some cases, the culprit is stress itself.

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Join the Civilian Corps for Aging One of my goals for is to have it be a FREE and SHARABLE repository for grassroots wisdom about all things aging. We are not there yet. ElderAuthority receives lots of private comments and thank you's.

Surgical Correction of Hyperopia

Hyperopia or farsightedness is a condition where the eyes see better at distance than near. If the person is farsighted enough they will also need glasses for distance as well. Many people think that being farsighted means they have normal vision at distance but farsighted people need plus lenses to see clearly at distance.

ACell Hair Regrowth Injection Therapy - Texas

by Ilona Carson HOUSTON (KTRK) - For people experiencing hair loss, there's a new treatment on the market called stem cell therapy. It's less invasive than hair transplant procedures, and could someday be the gold standard. The idea that this procedure could spark new hair growth has breathed new life into the race to clone hair.

How to Upgrade Your Mental Fitness with Mental Supplements and Exercises

What exactly does mental fitness mean? Let me illustrate with an analogy. Our brain is like a muscle. When you do bicep curls, for example, the action sends a communication to the brain saying, "rebuild this muscle stronger next time so that we can more easily lift this weight."

Oral Infections may result in Hospitalization

Oral Infections Causing More Hospitalizations By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS (as seen in NY Times) Treat Oral Infections Early to Avoid Hospitalization Left untreated, a serious tooth abscess can eventually kill. In 2007, Deamonte Driver, a 12-year-old boy in Maryland, died after bacteria from an abscessed tooth spread to his brain.

Quit Smoking Tips

Understanding Why You Smoke Before you can quit smoking it is important to understand why you smoke. At some point you consciously decided that smoking had benefits. It may have been it that you viewed smoking as something "cool" to do to fit in with your friends.


Dozens of patients suffering hair loss as a result of an accident, trauma or disease helped by International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery's Operation Restore Program GENEVA, IL - January XX, 2013. Progressive hair loss at any age can create a cascade of emotions for people.

Turmeric Eczema

Turmeric Eczema Treatments One of the best natural remedies for eczema is turmeric, eczema treatments. These treatments can be used internally or externally to treat the itching symptoms and skin rashes. Eczema is a medical condition characterized by inflammation and irritation of skin. Atopic eczema and atopic dermatitis are the common forms of eczema.

Unlicensed Dentists...Beware!

Unlicensed Dentists Prevalent in Florida Take Care Not to be Treated by Unlicensed Dentist From South Florida Sun Sentinel, Tony Alanez 5:13 a.m. EDT, August 5, 2013 Unemployed, lacking dental insurance and fighting cancer, a Hallandale Beach woman turned to an unlicensed dentist who performed oral surgery in her trailer home and accepted cash payments...

Age Related Hearing Loss: Can You Hear Me Now?

Age Related Hearing Loss Age related hearing is known as presbycusis. One in three individuals over age 60 have hearing loss and one in two over age 80 have hearing loss. At least, that's what the statistics say, but based on my patients over age 60 I would say the number with age related hearing...

Stem Cells Offer Promise For Hair Growth

Philadelphia, PA - Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have isolated stem cells responsible for hair follicle growth. The findings, published in the April issue of Nature Biotechnology, may serve as the foundation for new hair loss and skin grafting treatments. Hair grows from cells located at the base of the hair follicle.

Rescue Dog Training and Wellness

Rescue Dog Training Tips These rescue dog training tips will take time and work. This is not a simple one size fit all recipe. Each rescue dog comes with a unique set of circumstances. For the wellness of the rescue dog, it is always best to find out as much back ground information as possible....

Children Having Fun Brushing Their Teeth

Start Brushing Teeth at an Early Age Brushing Teeth Prevents Decay, Having Fun! Introducing: Funtastic Mobile Tooth Brushing Game for Kids The Kids' Healthy Mouths campaign, a joint effort between the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives-which includes the Academy of General Dentistry-and the Ad Council, has announced the release of a new FREE interactive...