Healthy Living is a monthly special section published in all 18 Anton Community Newspapers focusing on a wide range of health topics and highlighting the extensive health services available in our area. A sampling of current stories appears here.
It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. But our eyes can also tell us much about our overall health. During an eye exam, doctors find clues to what’s going on in our eyes – and in the rest of the body.
“Some eye diseases such as glaucoma have no symptoms, so it’s important that everyone have a baseline eye exam starting at age 40. People at risk for eye disease or with vision issues should of course start earlier and have more frequent exams,” said Marc Werner, MD, an ophthalmologist at Stahl Eye Center, which has offices in Garden City, Hauppauge and Manhattan.
Several county and state officials joined Arthur A. Gianelli, president/CEO of the NuHealth System, at the announcement on the start of construction for the new emergency department at the Nassau University Medical Center. This construction is of major importance to the residents of Nassau County who deserved enhanced state-of-the-art emergency medical services, in an efficient, code compliant and attractive environment. Left to right: State Senator Kemp Hannon; Neil Heyman, Gilbane Building Company senior project executive; Nassau County Legislator Norma Gonsalves; Martin Payson, chair NuHealth board of directors (at podium); James Castellane, president NS Buildings and Construction Trades Council; Steven Fisher, chair of Plaza Construction; Arthur A. Gianelli.
Every winter across the US, heavy rains bring thoughts of flooding, backed up drainage systems and overflowing streets. When the drains and city sewers get clogged, the overflow of winter rains can bring a once bustling community to a grinding halt. Like the back up caused by winter’s inevitable down pour, poor drainage of a person’s eye can lead to high eye pressure which is a cause of glaucoma. It’s also known as the “sneak thief of sight.” The vision loss can be devastating and drastically change the life of a once active adult. In fact, nearly three million people have glaucoma, but half do not realize it because there are often no warning symptoms.
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