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10 Reasons Why Knitting and Crocheting Is the Key to Happiness
My no-nonsense German grandmother tried to teach me how to knit when I was 12 because she believed that knitting and crocheting were keys to happiness. Why? First, because the lucky people who received her gorgeous crocheted doilies and knitted sweaters felt happiness when they unwrapped the tissue paper. And second, my grandmother said giving something she had made gave her more joy than just about anything else she did. That wasn’t enough to make a 12-year-old sit still and learn to knit. Like any …
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy for Cerebral Palsy: What You Need to Know
Reviewed By When less invasive treatments for cerebral palsy (CP), such as braces and oral medications, aren’t providing sufficient relief, your doctor may consider neurosurgery Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is one option that can lead to improved movement for many children who have spasticity with dystonia (increased muscle stiffness and spasms). Here’s what Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon Shenandoah “Dody” Robinson, M.D ., wants you to know about this treatment option. Q. What is selective dorsal rhizotomy? A. Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a complex procedure. Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons take care to make the procedure as minimally invasive as possible. Our surgeons remove only one layer of bone (vs. multiple) in the back of your child’s spine.…
A Journey Through the Human Eye: How We See
We depend on our eyes more than any other sense, however many of us take this precious gift for granted. Without them, we could not experience a beautiful su...
Why Does My Eye Twitch?
8 causes of and fixes for that annoying eyelid twitching.
How to Choose Eyeglass Frames for Your Face Shape
Which frames will work with - not against - your face shape?
How dark should my sun lenses be?
There is a misconception that the darker the lenses are, the more protection they provide. To analyze this statement we first have to define protection. The most important thing lenses can protect the wearer from is ultraviolet light. UV light is measured in waves at the lower end of the light spectrum, 0 - 400nm.
Where We Learn That Artificial Eyes Really Aren't Round At All
If you think that an artificial eye looks like a big glass marble, you're not alone. And you're wrong. We visit the people who made a prosthetic eye for a 5-year-old boy who lost an eye to cancer.
6 Heart Health Mistakes Made by Women—and How to Avoid Them
Even though you think you’re being careful, it’s still easy to slip up when it comes to keeping your heart healthy. Johns Hopkins experts give tips on how to stay on track Research Shows Take Diabetes Seriously Women under 60 who have diabetes have up to four times the risk of developing coronary artery disease as women without diabetes, Johns Hopkins research has shown—much higher than previously believed. Women notoriously take care of everybody else while minimizing their own health needs. Learn the warning signs of diabetes and take steps to get blood sugar under control Two other conditions related to heart disease that more often strike women are depression and rheumatoid arthritis. Despite the fact…
How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss
The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to vision loss.