A Healthier U

SPORTS INJURIES AND AGE

If you are playing a sport there is a risk for injury. Age can play a part in what injuries are sustained.

RUBBING YOUR EYES IS BAD

The occasional “knuckle rub” to an itching eye can feel relieving, especially as allergy season starts. But according to Dr. Mark Mifflin, professor of ophthalmology, chronic eye itching can lead to serious, irreparable damage to your eyes. Dr. Tom Miller talks to Dr. Mifflin about what can cause constant eye irritation and the risks you take by rubbing your eyes too often or too hard.

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KIDS CAN HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, TOO

We typically think of high blood pressure as a problem for adults, but 3.5 percent of children in the United States have been diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension. Pediatrician Dr. Cindy Gellner talks about why some children have high blood pressure, what signs to be on the lookout for and the treatments available

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