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Mayo Clinic News Network — Headlines 8/20/14   Mayo Clinic News Network Headlines include: Back-to-school nutrition Vaccinations Healthy eyes Journalists: Video is available in the downloads. Click here for script.

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TUESDAY Q & A: Comprehensive eye exam can help detect glaucoma in early stages

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 53 and have never had trouble with my eyesight, but my mother has glaucoma, which I know increases my risk of getting it. Is there anything I can do to prevent glaucoma? How often should I have an eye exam? ANSWER: You are correct that a family [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Recipe makeovers: 5 ways to create healthy recipes Use these handy techniques to reduce the fat, calories and salt in your favorite recipes. Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep Better sleep can be yours! Consider these sleep tips, such as making a sleep schedule and [...]

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The eyes have it! March is Save Your Vision month and we hope you can join us Saturday, March 1, at 9 a.m. CT, when the topic is eyesight. Ophthalmologists Sophie Bakri, M.D.; and Michael Mahr, M.D. will be with us to discuss macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts, in addition to workplace eye safety. Myth or Matter of Fact: [...]

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The Eye-Popping Truth About Why We Close Our Eyes When We Sneeze

Optometrist Bert Moritz, D.O., of the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis., explains that six extraocular muscles firmly hold the eye in the socket, making it almost impossible for eyeball subluxing (what a relief!).  And though it may feel as if pressure builds in your entire face before you sneeze, [...]

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