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This past winter I had an unexpected vision loss with a torn retina in one eye and a detached vitreous in the other, caused by nothing more than aging . None of us knows when these things may happen, and there is nothing we can do to prevent "age-related" vision loss. That's why it's important to have WXXI Reachout Radio, to provide access to print news and information for those who need it. I'm pleased to announce that a $20,000 matching challenge grant has been offered from a dear friend of...

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This week's PODCASTS

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services

In past episodes of Eyes On Success we talked about how guide dogs are raised and trained to work with their owners.  But how do you know if a guide dog is right for you and, if you decide that you want a guide dog, how do you prepare?  This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Marc Gillard of Guide Dogs for the Blind who addresses these questions.


Proper dog food storage is important. Your dog needs fresh, quality food, and that can only happen when you employ best dog food storage practices.  This week, host Mary DeFranco shares some tips for Proper Dog Food Storage - and a little taste of Autumn with safety tips and stories.

AARP articles assist in understanding the impact midterm elections could have on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

When doctors have trouble diagnosing patients with multi-symptomatic chronic conditions, women are less likely to be diagnosed with an illness than men. This article from the June 4 & 11 2018 New Yorker magazine looks in to the experiences of women who believe they have late-stage chronic Lyme disease, but are considered malingerers by their doctors.

With information gathered from recent news publications, in this program you'll hear of new hope for aging eyes, how prostate meds can affect cataract surgery and you'll also hear from a celebrity about contact lens danger.

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