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Some Good Tips July 14, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Chalky Taste, Clear Eyes, Dangerous Reaction, Sever Myopia, Thin Lens.
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Q: Certain fruits and vegetables make my throat itch. What does this mean and is it dangerous?

A: Some foods and plats have molecular sililarities, such as apples and birch tree pollen. So someone allergic to birch may experience an itchy mouth when eating an apple. It’s unusual for this type of reaction to be dangerous, and the problem can be avoided by not eating certain fruits and vegetables, such as apples, peaches, cherries, cantaloupe, celery and carrots. But if you feel like your throat is closing, get to the emergency room right away. A shot of epinephrine (EpiPen) may be necessary. – Gail G. Shaprito, M.D. clinical professon of pediatrics at the Univesity of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Help for the nearsighted

Good news for people with severe myopia (nearsightedness): A new FDA-approved lens call Verisyse may help you see more clearly, permanently. The thin lens is implanted in the eye allowing the patient to retain the ability to focus on nearby objects. The procedure is laser-free and reversible. Visit www.visioninfocus.com.

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Do you avoid taking your multivitamin because of its size and chalky taste? Try Viactiv’s new multivitamin chew in milk chocolate or tropical fruit splash, each with 12 essential vitamins and 20 percent of the daily value of calcium. Visit www.viactiv.com.

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