Vision development in the first 12 months is essential to learning. The accompanying link provides a guideline for parents of expected vision development during that first year. Dr. Cook is a provider for the AOA Infant See Program and provides free eye exams for infants 6-12 months of age.
More and more studies are showing that the effects of aging can be altered through lifestyle changes in four key areas: diet, exercise, stress management, and social support. There is now genetic evidence for this and the news is that the genetics can be altered. Telomeres are parts of our chromosomes that effect aging. Shorter telelomeres are found in age related diseases but the good news is that by making positive lifestyle changes our telomeres can be lengthened. Watch the video.