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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
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ANIMAL CARE
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BONES & JOINTS
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CANCER
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More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results
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Mom's Smoking May Lead to SIDS
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
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Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
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An Oral Approach to Heart Disease
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Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
'Standard' Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children
DIET, NUTRITION
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Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
'Soda Tax' Wins Health Experts' Support
DISABILITIES
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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
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U.S. Diet Needs Heart-Felt Overhaul
Heavy Traffic Can Be Heartbreaking
EYE CARE, VISION
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Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries
Cases of Age-Related Farsightedness to Soar
FITNESS
Football Can Shrink Players
Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk
Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
GENERAL HEALTH
After Job Loss, People Report More Health Issues
Study Supports Swine Flu's Pandemic Potential
Go To Work But Skip The Car
HEAD & NECK
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Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
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Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
HEARING
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Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
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Vitamin B3 May Help Repair Brain After a Stroke
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
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Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
INFERTILITY
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KID'S HEALTH
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Fussy Babys Could Be Out Of Your Control
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards
MEN'S HEALTH
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Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
MENTAL HEALTH
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Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
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PREGNANCY
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Breast-Feeding May Protect a Woman's Heart
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
SENIORS
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For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
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Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
WOMEN'S HEALTH
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Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
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Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage

With May designated as UV awareness month, experts are calling on parents to pay special heed to the safety of their children's eyes this summer.

Although eye protection is a concern for people of all ages, Prevent Blindness America, the nation's oldest eye health and safety organization, warns that children are particularly vulnerable to the harmful ultraviolet A and B (UVA and UVB) damage that can accompany sun exposure.

For one, children generally spend more time in the sun, the group noted. In addition, the organization highlights the American Optometric Association's cautionary finding that the lenses of young eyes are more transparent than that of adults, risking retinal exposure to a greater degree of short wavelength light.

"We need to remember to protect our eyes from UV every day of the year," Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America, said in a news release. "UV rays reflecting off the water, sand, pavement and even snow are extremely dangerous. We can encourage our children to wear the proper eye protection by leading by example."

UV exposure has been linked to the onset of cataracts, macular degeneration and a wide array of eye health issues, the experts noted.

Prevent Blindness America advises that everyone who goes out in the sun should wear sunglasses that block out 99 percent to 100 percent of both UVA and UVB radiation -- noting that sunglasses without such protection can actually cause the pupils to dilate, thereby doing more harm than good.

A wide-brimmed hat or cap also offers some measure of eye protection, the group suggested.

With specific respect to children, Prevent Blindness America further encourages parents to ensure that sunglasses fit their child's face properly and shields the sun's rays from all directions. The group points out that wrap-around sunglasses might be optimal in the later regard, because they additionally protect the skin immediately surrounding a child's eyes.

Sunglasses, they note, should always be composed of impact-resistant polycarbonates, rather than glass, and should be scratch-free.

SOURCES: Prevent Blindness America, news release, May 2010