Friday, February 08, 2013
I received a most interesting reply to last week's Friday Pearl on Age Management from Paul Honan, MD, one of my favorite retired Ophthalmologists and a fellow lecturer for a systemic inflammation CME course called Eyes On Fire that we co-taught for a number of years with Jerre Freeman, MD, Richard Kratz, MD, Spencer Thornton, MD, and Tom Mazzaco, MD. Dr. Honan graciousl...
Friday, February 01, 2013
A study supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggested that the use of multivitamins may slow down biological aging in women. It seems safe to assume that multivitamins may slow down the aging process in men as well.
Friday, December 28, 2012
It's always important to spend some year-end time looking over one's body of work to see what stuck. Our 2005 Tipping Point Friday Pearl did just that. We present it again from the December, 2012 perspective.
Friday, December 21, 2012
In the spirit of the season and because it seems appropriate, I’m using a holiday letter I just received from a favorite cousin as this week’s Friday Pearl. I don’t think she wrote it herself since I seem to remember reading it once before. I hope it brings a much-needed smile to your face, as it did to all of ours.
Friday, December 07, 2012
A study published in the peer-reviewed November 2012 issue of Natural Medicines examined the influence of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb) on the infectivity of influenza viruses and found an inhibitory effect: specifically EGb interference with the interaction between influenza viruses and erythrocytes (red blood cells).
Friday, November 30, 2012
Our country seems to be in an ugly post-election funk. The unfortunate performance of elected officials on both sides of the aisle caused even the most positive of us to lose some of our Mojo. Rediscovering and sharing our Mojo with family, friends and colleagues will help move our country forward again.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Studies suggest that the two primary symptoms associated with contact lens-related dry eye are itching and discomfort. Patient self-perception of dry eye during contact lens wear suggests that folks over the age of 40 think their eyes feel dry and too often ache when they wear contacts. This leads to discontinuation of lens wear.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Listening to Hurricane Sandy coverage as I write this week’s Friday Pearl brought home lots of important messages: Enjoy life to the fullest every day possible; always hope for the best, be kind and be prepared for and cautiously anticipate the worst.
Friday, October 26, 2012
It's easy to become confused with so many multivitamins choices available. Today's Pearl will focus on ten things, plus one, that eye doctors and their patients should remember when recommending or selecting an ocular health / full-body multivitamin supplement.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Flavonoids, also called bioflavonoids and classified as phytochemicals, were once called Vitamin P, based on the clinically suggested effect they have on the permeability of capillaries. Unfortunately, that name fell out of favor a number of years ago.