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What is Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)?
20
Aug

What is Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)?

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Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) is a rare, hereditary disorder that leads to retinal dysfunction and visual impairment at an early age-often from birth. Of all the retinal degenerations, LCA has the earliest age of onset and can be the most severe.
Leber's: LCA was first described by German ophthalmologist,Theodore Leber in the 19th century
Congenital: refers to a condition present from birth (not acquired)
Amaurosis: refers to a loss of vision not associated with a lesion
 

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Taking multiple meds? It could lead to Increased Dangers
15
Jul

Taking multiple meds?

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It could lead to an interaction where the effect of one of the drugs gets blocked (becomes ineffective).
Or, it can cause too much of one drug to remain in your system causing all sorts of problems.

How to reduce the risks?

The FDA has taken an important step by proposing barcodes on all medication packages that carry the information necessary for healthcare providers to determine if there are potential interactions between prescribed medications.

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It's the Middle of July and the Sun is Out in Full Force
12
Jul

The Sun is out in full Swing

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What can you do to protect your skin?

The sun emits two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB. UVB is the chief culprit behind sunburn, while UVA rays, which penetrate the skin more deeply, are associated with wrinkling, leathering, sagging, and other light-induced effects of aging.

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So come on ladies!, lets encourage the men in our lives to get regular check-ups, and instill in those boys a culture of wellness that starts with self awareness and self care
10
Jun

June is National Men’s Health Month

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The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.

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