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Spotlight On: Lighthouse Guild

Some things are more than just the sum of their parts. Case in point: the New York City-based Lighthouse Guild.

In 2013, two venerable nonprofits providing services for people with blindness — The Lighthouse, founded in 1905, and The Jewish Guild for the Blind (later Jewish Guild Healthcare), started in 1914 — merged and became Lighthouse Guild. The organization now draws upon the weighty experience of a combined 229 years’ worth of serving the blind community.

Alpha Lipoic Acid for Diabetic Neuropathy: Does It Work?

Alpha-lipoic acid is an omega-3 fatty acid naturally found in food. Some studies suggest that supplementing with ALA may play a role in treating diabetic neuropathy.

You already know how important diet is for keeping a lid on diabetes symptoms and glucose levels.

If you live with diabetic neuropathy, a type of nerve damage resulting from diabetes, certain natural compounds found in foods may help slow progression and relieve symptoms.

One is called alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)

Best Omega-3 Supplement 2023: How to Choose and What to Avoid

Could omega-3 fatty acids be the health answer you’ve been fishing for? There’s some pretty strong evidence that a diet rich in seafood — the most common dietary source of these essential fatty acids — serves up an ocean of benefits to heart health, brain health, joint health and more.

But can you get those same perks without the seafood? And even if you are a fish fan, do you get enough omega-3s? If you’re wondering whether are worth looking into, we’ve got all the answers below.

Signs of Multiple Sclerosis: Numbness, Vision Problems & More

Ask 10 people with multiple sclerosis (MS) what their symptoms are, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. While there are common challenges—eye problems, fatigue, trouble with gait and memory—exactly how and when you experience them will vary. Which means you might not know what to expect if you’ve recently been diagnosed with this autoimmune condition, and you could really have no clue what's happening if you haven't been diagnosed yet. The good news? We’re here to help.

Why You Want Robotic Surgery

Welcome to the 21st century. No, robots will not be doing the job of surgeons any time soon. However, they are already making surgery quicker, easier and safer at Advanced Laparoscopic Associates. Robotic surgery is an option for a number of surgical procedures at ALA. The robot may not look like what you may expect: a vaguely human-shaped automaton similar to Star Wars’ C3PO. Instead, it’s a cluster of arms that can hold and finely manipulate tools, plus a high-tech camera.
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