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Drs. Roizen and Oz: Get the right sunglasses to view a solar eclipse

Q: I keep hearing about the danger of looking at solar eclipses. I want to protect my eyes from damage, but how do I know I've got the right eclipse sunglasses? — George F., Portland, Ore.A: Great question, George. Solar retinopathy — the medical term for sun-caused damage to the retina — has been endangering people since, well, for all of human history. Yet, every eclipse sees folks who end up with transient or permanent burns to their retina. In 1988, scores of Italians in a cult of sun...

Eclipse spectators getting their glasses ready

WASHINGTON — With the highly anticipated solar eclipse coming on Monday, glasses that allow you to watch the event safely are flying off shelves everywhere, and eyeglass retailer Warby Parker is seeing that first-hand.The company is giving away NASA-certified eclipse glasses for free, and stores are running out of glasses each day soon after they open their doors.“I have a 12-year-old son who’s really excited about looking at it,” said Adina Liuzzo, who stopped by the Warby Parker store in...

Texas Has a New Medical Marijuana Law, But It May Well Serve No Patients

Illustration by Nick AndersonAndrea Wimberly started getting seizures during puberty. For years, doctors tried a medley of pharmaceuticals to treat her epilepsy. They gave her Tegretol and Vimpat and Dilantin and Lamictal and Depakote. Some of the drugs made her seizures worse. Others soothed the problem but didn’t fix it. Usually, the seizures came on when she was stressed, sick or on her period. When she had a “simple” seizure she was “kind of out of it,” she said. With a “complex” one she...