Doctor's Orders: Apr. 25, 2005

QUICK FIX FOR THE HEART

Taking 2 g daily of fish- or soy-oil capsules may boost heart function in the elderly faster than expected--in as little as three weeks, according to a study in Chest.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER FOR LAZY EYES

Lazy eyes are usually treated before first grade, when therapy is most effective. But NIH-funded research in the Archives of Ophthalmology gives hope to older kids, ages 7 and up, suggesting that patches, eyedrops and near-vision activities can improve their vision too.

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