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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)? 

 

Age-related macular degeneration is a common condition that affects an area of the retina (the macula) that provides most useful vision. The disorder may affect one or both eyes gradually distorting and reducing central vision if untreated.  Peripheral or ‘side’ vision is relatively unaffected.

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month

What is the Thyroid and Why is it Important?

The thyroid gland is a vital hormone gland: It plays a major role in the metabolism, growth and development of the human body (How does the thyroid gland work?, 2018). The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of your neck. It releases hormones that control [your] metabolism—the way your body uses energy.

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