January the time to be checked for glaucoma

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, about three million Americans have glaucoma, but it often goes undetected, leading to irreversible vision loss.

Tennessee governor not stopping planned execution Thursday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Wednesday that he won’t stop the state from putting a blind inmate to death in the electric chair later this week, clearing the way for the execution unless a federal court intervenes. Lee Hall, a 53-year-old inmate who became blind from glaucoma during is decades in […]

Medical marijuana cleared for release to Louisiana patients

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Medical marijuana is expected to start reaching select dispensaries in Louisiana on Tuesday, after the state agriculture department completed final testing and cleared therapeutic cannabis for release to patients. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain announced Thursday evening that GB Sciences, one of two state-sanctioned growers, can begin shipping out the product […]

Grower: 5,000 in Louisiana medical marijuana program so far

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation said Monday. John Davis, president of GB Sciences Louisiana, one of two state-sanctioned […]

Japanese skater suspended in 1st doping case in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito has tested positive for a banned diuretic in the first doping case of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Saito, a reserve on the 5,000-meter relay team, tested positive for Acetalozamide, which can be used to treat conditions such as glaucoma and altitude sickness but can also be a […]

Japanese skater suspended in 1st doping case in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) Japanese short-track speedskater Kei Saito has tested positive for a banned diuretic in the first doping case of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Saito, a reserve on the 5,000-meter relay team, tested positive for acetalozamide, which can be used to treat conditions such as glaucoma and altitude sickness but can also be a […]

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