BREAKING WEATHER

SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT & SUNDAY

It looks like some wet weather is headed our way tonight with the possibility of some severe storms overnight. A warm front is pushing north from the Gulf of Mexico into Northwest Florida as a storm system to the west of us moves in as well. Both look like theyll make for some showers with heavy rainfall possible at times. We also have the chance to see isolated storms close to the coast. Our chance for severe weather increases Sunday as the warm front tracks northeast. We could see strong thunderstorms, damaging winds, and we cant rule out the possibility of an isolated tornado. Some flooding could be possible due to the potential for heavy rainfall. Stay tuned to Channel 3 News for the latest updates.

Breaking Weather Map #7
Breaking Weather Map #9
Breaking Weather Map #10

Glaucoma and birth control

Updated: Monday, November 18 2013, 08:22 PM CST
Glaucoma and birth control story image
Could long term use of birth control pills lead some women to lose their vision? 
A new study out this week says it's possible. 

The research finds that women who used birth control pills for three years or more had two times the risk of developing Glaucoma as they get older.
   
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness.
The study did not differentiate between women who took low estrogen and regular birth control pills.
   
Although study authors say more research needs to be done, they do stress that Gynecologists and Ophthalmologists should be aware that oral contraceptives may play a role in Glaucoma and should make sure their women patients have their eyes screened for the disease, especially if they also have other risk factors, such as a family history of Glaucoma.

Glaucoma and birth control
comments powered by Disqus

Enrollment for healthcare exchanges as part of healthcare reform begins October 1 in states where exchanges will be set up. Expect special reports each week from us about what you need to know about 'Obamacare' and the ongoing political fight about its future.

To Learn More About Health Care Reform, Click Here

Navigation

Sacred Heart Cardiology - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
The Endoscopy Center - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Sacred Heart Health System - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Stand Up Open MRI - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
NeuroMicrospine  - Neurosurgery  - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Sacred Heart Cancer Center - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Sacred Heart Orthopedics - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Coastal Vascular & Interventional - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
Coastal Vein Institute - Health Watch - WEAR ABC Channel 3
advertisement
advertisement