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Joseph Saling

Health Writer

Joseph Saling is an award-winning freelance writer who specializes in disease management, mental health, and senior health. He lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Sandy, and their dog, Yeats. In between assignments he paints with acrylics, works on a novel, and writes short fiction and poetry.

Latest by Joseph Saling

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Family Health

The Many Ways Bipolar Disorder Affects Families

Mental illness takes a toll on the sick and those who care for them. Here are some ways to cope.

A Bionic Eye Implant for AMD?
Treatment

A Bionic Eye Implant for AMD?

Research on a bionic eye is underway, which could conceivably offer hope for improved vision in people with dry AMD.

New Ways to Treat Glaucoma
Treatment

New Ways to Treat Glaucoma

Because untreated glaucoma can cause permanent blindness, research is a major priority. Here’s what’s on the horizon.

Can Cataract Surgery Improve Mental Function?
Treatment

Can Cataract Surgery Improve Mental Function?

As people age, problems with vision, such as cataracts, and mental functioning often occur together. Might correcting one improve the other?

Wet AMD Drugs: Positive Results After 5 Years
Treatment

Wet AMD Drugs: Positive Results After 5 Years

After five years of drug treatment, about half of people with wet age-related macular degeneration had vision good enough to drive or to read standard print.

Dry AMD Patients Get Help from Statins
Treatment

Dry AMD Patients Get Help from Statins

Age-related macular degeneration and cardiovascular disease share multiple risk factors, which suggests that therapies that work for one may benefit the other.

Is Aspirin Safe if You Have Wet AMD?
Treatment

Is Aspirin Safe if You Have Wet AMD?

If you have wet age-related macular degeneration you may be worried about taking daily aspirin because of bleeding. Here’s what the latest research says.

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Lifestyle

Surprising Health Risks of Driving

If you’re frequently behind the wheel, here’s how to reduce your risk of skin cancer and cataracts.

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Treatment

Got Low Back Pain? Skip the Pills

If you see your doctor for low back pain, don’t expect to walk away with a prescription. These are the alternative treatments you should try first.