February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month and a reminder to spend some time thinking about your eye care. Do you have an eye doctor you love? Or is it hard to even remember your last visit to the eye doctor? Are you approaching retirement and wondering how to continue your vision coverage? Each of these questions is important to answer to ensure you are protecting your vision health. Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a disease that can often go unnoticed unt
By the time they hit their 70th birthday, 19 percent of men and 9 percent of women will be diagnosed with at least one kidney stone, according to a national study.
“They are super common, and it’s become a bigger and bigger issue,” said Dr. Seth Bechis, a urologist and assistant professor of urology at UC San Diego Health. In fact, a study published Feb. 12 in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that the incidence of kidney stones had increased more than fourfold among
Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu? As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, and that the food we give our brains shapes our thoughts and actions. I invested many years formally studying neuroscience and neurology, and have spent many more years as a scient