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  • Study: Doctors At Risk Of Higher Burnout Rates Than Other Workers.

    Study: Doctors At Risk Of Higher Burnout Rates Than Other Workers. Reuters  (8/21, Joelving) reports that according to a study  published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine, physicians are at a higher risk of burnout than the general population of employed people in the US. The study — which surveyed more than 7,000 doctors […]

    Continue Reading August 21, 2012

  • Children Who Regularly Play Outdoors May Be Less Likely To Be Nearsighted.

    The UK’s Telegraph  (8/2, Adams) reported, “Despite popular theories that bookworms were more likely to require glasses, a study” of some 14,000 children published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science “has suggested that it is time spent indoors that has an impact on eyesight, rather than reading. Academics at Bristol University discovered that […]

    Continue Reading August 6, 2012

  • “Eye-Writing” Technique Discovered.

    “Eye-Writing” Technique Discovered. The Wall Street Journal  (7/26, A2, Hotz, Subscription Publication) reports that according to research published online yesterday in the journal Current Biology, Jean Lorenceau, who directs research at the French National Center for Scientific Research, has come up with a method in which people can use their eyes to write on a […]

    Continue Reading July 27, 2012

  • Visual Impairment in the United States tops 4.2 million

    Report: Nearly 4.2M Americans Age 40 And Older Have A Visual Impairment. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  (7/10, Alvarez) reports that according to the “Vision Problems in the US” report, “nearly 4.2 million Americans age 40 and older have a visual impairment, and this figure has gone up 23% since 2000, as baby boomers age. Preventable […]

    Continue Reading July 10, 2012

  • OSHA Ranks Computer Vision Issues No. 1 Health-Related Office Complaint.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-joyce-od/eye-strain_b_1591414.html In an entry for the Huffington Post  (7/5) blog, optometrist Robert Joyce, OD, discussed computer vision syndrome, a workplace ergonomic issue that “is by far and away the most prevalent, affecting an estimated 150 to 200 million Americans, or 90 percent of computer users who work more than three hours a day on the […]

    Continue Reading July 6, 2012

  • Big Increase in Macular Degeneration in the United States

    New Statistics Show Big Increase in Macular Degeneration in the United States CHICAGO, June 2012 — Since 2000, the number of people age 50 and older with late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has climbed by 25 percent, to 2,069,403. This startling increase was documented in “Vision Problems in the U.S.,” a report released by Prevent […]

    Continue Reading June 28, 2012

  • Modest Amounts Of Daily Walking May Reduce Diabetes Risk In Obese, Inactive People.

    Modest Amounts Of Daily Walking May Reduce Diabetes Risk In Obese, Inactive People. http://www.medwire-news.md/57/100362/Diabetes/Taking_steps_to_reduce_diabetes_risk.html MedWire  (6/28, Robertson) reports, “Modest amounts of daily walking can significantly reduce the risk for incident diabetes in obese and relatively inactive individuals,” according to a study  published online June 20 in the journal Diabetes Care. In a five-year study of […]

    Continue Reading June 28, 2012

  • Runners May Live Longer, But Extreme Endurance Exercise May Damage Heart.

    http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/04/extreme-endurance-exercise-carries-risks/ Runners May Live Longer, But Extreme Endurance Exercise May Damage Heart. The CNN  (6/5, Kounang) “The Chart” blog reports, “The old adage, “all good things in moderation,” may be true, especially when it comes to exercise,” according to two new studies.         HealthDay  (6/5, Marcus) reports, “Runners appear to live longer, new research suggests.” […]

    Continue Reading June 5, 2012

  • What to you think can be done to combat this issue? ——————————————————————————————————— Half Of US Overweight Teens At Risk For Serious Health Problems. The AP  (5/21) reports, “Half the nation’s overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems,” according […]

    Continue Reading May 21, 2012