United We Serve Announces Health Week

Initiative Highlights Millions of Americans Working Every Day to Improve Health Care Washington, DC—The United We Serve initiative is highlighting the efforts of Americans who volunteer to promote healthy living and expand access to health services across the nation during Health Week, August 10-16. In conjunction with National Community Health Center Week, United We Serve […]

Vitamin C and Stomach Cancer

Vitamin C and Helicobacter pylori A study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) has found that the lower the level of vitamin C in the blood the more likely a person will become infected by Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that can cause peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. This is the […]

Making Eye Exams a Part of Back to School

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Children across the country are gearing up for a new school year. Before heading back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a visit to the optometrist. Healthy vision is an important part to the learning process and success in school. Reading, writing and computer work are […]

EyeCare America and Prevent Blindness Team Up

Eye Care America and Prevent Blindness Team Up To Help Preserve Vision Against Cataracts. National Non-profits Provide No-Cost Educational Materials and Eye Exams to Seniors during National Cataract Awareness Month this August August 3, 2009 – San Francisco, CA –Did you know that cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among adults 55 and […]

Reduce Eye Fatigue and Improve Vision

BURLINGTON, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Most people over the age of 40 begin to experience Presbyopia which is the increased difficulty to focus on nearby objects. Although this age related phenomena is usually assisted by reading glasses, a current study performed at the Kajita Clinic in Tokyo, Japan and published in March, 2009 has […]

Drug Dispensing Contact Lens

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A contact lens that gradually dispenses a steady stream of medication to the eye could ease treatment for glaucoma and other eye ailments if it advances through animal and human testing, according to new research. For people who need eye drops for conditions such as glaucoma — damage to the […]

Children Can’t See In Classrooms

HealthNewsDigest.com) – Rancho Cordova, Calif., – VSP® Vision Care and Prevent Blindness America announced today the results of their joint nationwide survey of nearly 1,500 participants. The study revealed more than one in five 12 to 17-year-olds have difficulty seeing the classroom whiteboard/chalkboard, with more than one in four complaining of headaches. These complaints are […]