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Legally Blind Gymnast Crushes Sport Without Special Treatment

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.07.2014 | Good News

Adrianna Kenebrew has a ferocious passion for gymnastics. That passion is apparent to all spectators the moment she steps up to the mats. They also...

The 6 Most Common Eye Problems

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

These common eye problems can be either cured or curbed if caught early by a eyecare professional. Keeping up with your regular eye doctor appointments is the best way you can ensure healthy vision for years to come.

Why I Support Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment #2: I Care

Gary Stein | Posted 09.14.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Recently, I was in line at a grocery store reading my e-mail when another bored shopper, tired of looking at the tabloids for sale, looked over my shoulder and saw "Say Yes to Amendment 2" at the top of a letter on my iPhone.

The Eyes Have It: Recognizing the Signs of Glaucoma in Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

As it turns out, January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and although the efforts at educating the public about the disease are centered around human patients, I'd like to present a little primer on the problem in pets.

Task Force Skeptical About Recommending Glaucoma Screening

Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Firger It's estimated that some 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma, a condition that damages the optic nerve and is the leading cau...

5 Suprising Ways You're Hurting Your Vision

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 05.22.2013 | Fifty

Eyesight naturally changes as we age. As we grow older, our eyes go from being able to refocus easily to having a harder time seeing detail, explained...

Blind Filmmaker's Amazing Story Will Open Your Eyes

HooplaHa | Posted 02.12.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

When faced with an obstacle as severe as vision loss most would throw up their hands and accept their newfound misfortune. Some refuse to give in.

To See Better Is to Live Better

Calvin W. Roberts, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Calvin W. Roberts, M.D.

True or false: I can see well, so my eyes are healthy. If you answered "true," then you're one of millions who believe in this common eye health myth.

Low Estrogen Linked to Increased Glaucoma Risk

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

If you are in or near menopause and considering whether or not to take estrogen, in addition to hot flashes and low libido, it's time to include your risk of glaucoma with your doctor.

Bill Would Prohibit Glaucoma Patients From Using Medical Marijuana

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.29.2012 | Detroit

The sponsor of a state Senate bill in Michigan is looking to outlaw the use of medical marijuana by glaucoma patients. In 2008, voters passed the ...

Some Local Governments Just Saying No To Medical Pot Dispensaries

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business

More and more states are saying yes to medical marijuana. But local governments are increasingly using their laws to just say no, not in our backyard....

The Top Ten "Reefer Madness" Stories of 2011

Russ Belville | Posted 02.29.2012 | Weird News
Russ Belville

Reefer Madness is the 1936 anti-pot propaganda film showing young people becoming crazed and violent on the effects of "reefer." Today, we use it as shorthand to describe the hysterical warnings by the anti-drug zealots as reported by a complacent media.

Medical marijuana's not getting any better - the time for RE-legalization is NOW!

Russ Belville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Belville

With New Jersey recently becoming the 14th medical marijuana state, activists in marijuana law reform have been celebrating. After all, over 82 mil...

Holder's Baby Step On Medical Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama's plan is good news for medical marijuana advocates, but although this is a historic shift in the War on Drugs, it does not go far enough because it does not resolve the illogic of the underlying legal issue.

Duke! Mama's Home: From the Detroit Stories

Lester Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lester Sloan

Back home again, her three-and-one-half hours of dialysis over, my mother negotiates her way through a maze of bags, chairs and boxes, toward the hazy out-of-focus shapes of the kitchen.

Taxing THC: Turning Old New York into New New Amsterdam

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Bollocks! How is that California, the crossroads of implants, spray tans and superficiality, has a leg up on the Empire State, on the possible legalization and taxation of Cannabis sativa?

"The Eyes Have It"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jerry Zezima

I have always viewed myself as a farsighted person, a visionary who, like a great leader, could clearly see the world around me. However, I now know I'm a nearsighted person.

Glaucoma: The Thief That Can Rob You Blind

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

It is a leading cause of blindness around the globe. Yet more than half of the people who have the disease don't even know they have it. No wonder G...