Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Age Related Ocular Changes

Friday, May 05, 2017

One of the purposes of this Friday Pearl column is to use this space to remind our readers about the importance of regular eye exams by an eye care professional. Harvard Medical School published a fabulous booklet a few years ago called The Aging Eye. We believe it appropriate to occasionally point out the booklet highlights for our readers.

Artifician Sweetned Beverages: Stroke and Dementia

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sugar and artificially-sweetened beverage intake have been linked to cardiometabolic risk factors, which increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease and dementia.

Honoring Harry Brown, MD, FACS, 1930 - 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

“We’ve been given the gift of being able to restore sight. It’s important that we use our abilities to their fullest."  —Harry Brown, MD    It is with the saddest of hearts that we honor our dear friend, Harry Brown, MD, who passed away on April 16, 2017. He was a passionate man of science with exceptional vision and compassion who dedicated much of his life to restoring sight to those who would otherwise be forced to live in darkness, only because they lacked resources or access to care.

Opiods in Milk

Friday, April 14, 2017

Many are familiar with organic milk as a healthier alternative to industrial, nonorganic milk that has been accused of being laden with antibiotics and stress hormones. Organic milk is essentially antibiotic and hormone free and healthier, because the cows are fed grass or organically cultivated fodder. Still, it appears that the breed of cow may matter more than its feed.

Selenium Science

Friday, April 07, 2017

Selenium is a micronutrient first described in 1817. Its levels in the body are dependent of the population’s characteristics, its diet and geographical area (mainly on the soil composition).Selenium has been studied for years, and it has been scientifically proven that selenium plays a crucial role in the maintenance of immune-endocrine function, metabolism and cellular h...

Beyond Lipids: Ocular Surface Mucin Refresher

Friday, March 31, 2017

Biosyntrx has always been focused on the biochemical structure and function role that each important layer of the tear film plays in ocular surface health and visual acuity.Today we feature a mini mucin refresher that includes information from a 2004 Friday Pearl, plus some newer information from a brilliant 2016 Ocular Surface article by Anna Ablamowicz, OD, and Jason J. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, titled "Ocular Surface Membrane-Associated Mucins."

Aspen Ideas Festival 2017: Spotlight Health Returns

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Biosyntrx founders, board of directors, employees and scientific advisors are passionately committed to medical and health education, so we are providing our Friday Pearl readers with information about the 2017 Aspen Institute "Spotlight Health" Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado, June 22 -  25, 2017.

Vitamin D and Nearsightedness

Friday, March 17, 2017

Study data collected by the Vitamin D Council and published by Springer Nature strongly suggests that low vitamin D status is related to axiel length structure / function and an alarming increased risk of nearsightedness (also called myopia) developing in early childhood, adolescence and teenage years.

Niacin: A Favorite B Vitamin

Friday, March 10, 2017

Niacin, also referred to as vitamin B3, was the third B vitamin to be discovered. In the 1940s, medical doctors started reporting the niacin health benefits for muscle and joint flexibility, since inflexibility is associated with structure / function health issues experienced by older people.

Public Health & Air Pollution

Friday, March 03, 2017

A last Sunday pre-Oscar early dinner discussion with a few doctors spurred today's Friday Pearl on health and air pollution, based on a WebMD article.

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