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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Higher Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake Reduces Diabetic Retinopathy Risk

Higher Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake Reduces Diabetic Retinopathy Risk – IMRF- VISION & DIABETIC RETINOPATHY: #aarp #diabetes #seniorliving …..Omega-3 fatty acids are known to have several health benefits, as a new study finds they are associated with a decreased risk of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy (DR). There is an increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and when partnered…

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Don’t Wait Until You’re Older to Fight Getting Old

Don’t Wait Until You’re Older to Fight Getting Old IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: #aarp #seniorliving #healthyeyes …..The Eyes Don’t Have It By the 40s, even people without glasses may have trouble focusing on objects that are very close, like text in a book, says Rebecca Taylor, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an ophthalmologist…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Sedentary Behavior May Be Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy

Sedentary Behavior May Be Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: #aarp #seniors #healthyeyes …………..(HealthDay News) – Sedentary behavior (SB) seems to be associated with diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to a research letter published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Paul D. Loprinzi, PhD, from the University of Mississippi in University, examined the correlation between SB and DR using…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Clinical trial tests cord-blood cells to treat macular degeneration

IMRF- VISION & TREATMENTS: #AARP #MACULAR #Blindness Clinical trial tests cord-blood cells to treat macular degeneration ……UIC is part of a national phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and tolerability of using cells derived from multipotent umbilical cord cells to treat age-related macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision loss in people over 55. The…

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Monday, July 11, 2016

IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: Compounds Similar to Broccoli Can Serve as a Potential Treatment for Macular Degeneration

IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: ‪#‎AARP‬ ‪#‎Seniors‬ ‪#‎AMD‬ Compounds Similar to Broccoli Can Serve as a Potential Treatment for Macular Degeneration – …’Boosting the potency of broccoli-related compound indole-3-carbinol (I3C) ten-fold, proved to be a viable treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). According to research published in Scientific Reports, I3C works to help clear cells of the environmental…

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Monday, June 27, 2016

IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: Did You Know Exercise Is Good for Your Eyes — and Your Vision?

IMRF- VISION & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES: Did You Know Exercise Is Good for Your Eyes — and Your Vision? You know that exercise is good for you — for toning up or slimming down, or for just generally staying healthy and feeling better. You may not know, however, that getting plenty of exercise also may help preserve your vision….

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

IMRF- VISION & AWARENESS: 9 million people will be blind, visually impaired by 2050: study

IMRF- VISION & AWARENESS: ‪#‎aarp‬ ‪#‎seniors‬ ‪#‎seniorhealth‬ It is for this very reason that our mission to inform all adults 50 and over about being proactive regarding their vision health by using our innovative grid and monitoring their vision regularly, plus our booklet that explains how to, what to look for, what to do, and how to take…

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

IMRF- VISION & DIABETIC RETINOPATHY: Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Diabetic Retinopathy

IMRF- VISION & DIABETIC RETINOPATHY: Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Diabetic Retinopathy ‘….ORLANDO, Fla. — A new meta-analysis of 9 large observational studies suggests that there is a significant association between vitamin D deficiency and diabetic retinopathy.  The authors of the meta-analysis reported at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Reality of visual impairment by 2050 if we can’t get people to use monitoring tools at home.

IMRF- VISION & EDUCATION for HEALTHY EYES: ‪#‎blindness‬ ‪#‎visionloss‬‪ #‎amd‬ Visual impairment, blindness cases in U.S. expected to double by 2050…..NIH Thursday, May 19, 2016 ‘With the youngest of the baby boomers hitting 65 by 2029, the number of people with visual impairment or blindness in the United States is expected to double to more than 8…

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

IMRF- VISION & AWARENESS: ‪#‎healthyeyes‬ ‪#‎AMD‬

IMRF- VISION & AWARENESS: ‪#‎healthyeyes‬ ‪#‎AMD‬ ‘AMD Risk Higher Among Outdoor Workers…. Some cloudy news for people who work outdoors: long hours in the sun may increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Compared with little or no time spent working in the sun, past but not current sun exposure showed a dose-related increase in the…

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