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Macular degeneration can only be diagnosed with a dilated eye examination. (Photo: zoran/Getty Images)

Eye Health

Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration? Many people accept deteriorating eyesight as an inevitable part of getting older, but blurry or distorted vision – such as when straight lines appear wavy – could be signs of age-related macular degeneration. The condition is the most
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One in 30 children suffer from high blood pressure. (Photo: Wavebreakmedia/iStock)

Kids’ Health

Blood Pressure Screening in Children High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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Neuropathy is when small blood vessels supplying the nerves get damaged by diabetes and begin to die. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Foot Pain

Diabetes Sparks a Rise in Neuropathy Autonomic and small fiber neuropathy used to be considered rare conditions. But with approximately 30 million Americans affected by diabetes – one of the main underlying causes for these diseases – it is an emerging problem. Both types of
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