New diabetes recommendation

A new draft recommendation on diabetes screenings posted by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) could change the way health care professionals tackle the debilitating disease going forward. (Source: AOA.org) Posted on Oct. 6, the USPSTF recommendation calls for providers to screen adults 45 years of age and older—and those at increased risk for…

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AMD Earlier Than Thought

AMD or Age Related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment for industrialized countries. It has long been thought that the disease really starts affecting those 50 years or older. However, recent studies have show that this may not be the case. Findings are pointing to AMD starting much earlier than…

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