Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam

Low Vision

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February 20, 2019

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What is Low Vision?

If you have low vision, eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery may not help. Activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do.

Learn more about vision impairment and blindness, and explore these eye disease simulations to compare the effects of different eye diseases.

Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam

Getting a regular eye exam is important, even if you think your vision is fine. Eye exams allow an eye care professional to monitor your eyes for common vision problems and signs of disease. An eye exam may include eye dilation and allows your doctor to examine the inside of your eye.

Group B Strep and Pregnancy

Group B strep (GBS) can cause blood infections, pneumonia, and meningitis in newborns. All pregnant women should get a GBS testwhen they are 35–37 weeks pregnant. Antibiotics during labor can prevent the bacteria from spreading to your baby during childbirth and save your babies life.

Get the Facts About Heart Valve Disease

Your heart has four valves that open to let blood flow through or out of your heart, and then shut to keep it from flowing backward. If they don’t work properly you may have heart valve disease.

Preventing Teen Dating Violence

Teen dating violence is physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse within a dating relationship, including stalking, and it affects millions of teens in the U.S. each year. Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Learn about the signs and prevention of teen dating violence.

Couscous with Carrots, Walnuts, and Raisins

This quick-cooking grain dish has a touch of sweet and nutty flavors that will pair with most main dishes.

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