A color illustration of a young drug addict with a syringe. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13,000 users died in the U.S. in 2015 from opiod abuse.
A color illustration of a young drug addict with a syringe. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13,000 users died in the U.S. in 2015 from opiod abuse. Rick Nease MCT
A color illustration of a young drug addict with a syringe. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13,000 users died in the U.S. in 2015 from opiod abuse. Rick Nease MCT

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  • It's only temporary - smartphone blindness

    Smartphone habits may force doctors to ask patients a few more questions when diagnosing vision or neurological problems. “I think if a person experiences a temporary loss of vision in one eye, that’s potentially a very important problem for which they should seek medical attention,” says Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. Dean Wingerchuk. “But, it doesn’t always mean there’s an abnormality.”