Friday, April 23, 2004

Short-term Pravastatin Therapy Does Not Reduce Recurrence of AF: "Short-term Pravastatin Therapy Does Not Reduce Recurrence of AF After Electrical Cardioversion"

Thursday, April 15, 2004

Lutein Improves Visual Function in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Laurie Barclay, MD

April 8, 2004 — Lutein improves visual function in patients with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), according to the results of the randomized, double-masked Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial (LAST), published in the April issue of Optometry.

"Low intake of lutein, the primary dietary carotenoid xanthophyll pigment responsible for macula pigment optical density (MPOD) in primates, is a major risk factor for advanced ARMD," write Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, from the VAMC Eye Clinic in North Chicago, Illinois, and colleagues

Thursday, April 08, 2004

What is Autism?
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of
life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism
impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and
communication skills. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and
non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.