PHOTOS: The Revivalists Blow Roof Off DC’s 9:30 Club, 11/15/2017 & 11/16/2017

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Keith Griner Photo: Keith Griner The Revivalists | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC | 11/15 & 16/2017 | Photos: Phierce Photo Last week, The Revivalists were hitting it hard, offering up a fiery two-night stand at Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club. With singer and frontman Dave Shaw leading the way with his soulful vocals and the band’s tight musicality highlighted across both performances, The Revivalists’ back-to-back performances in Washington DC showed the band at its best. You can check out photos from the group’s two-night run at our nation’s capital below, courtesy of Phierce Photo.The Revivalists Perform Two Songs On Jimmy Kimmel Livelast_img

Concern For Animals Seeks Volunteers

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Concern for AnimalsDid you know last year Concern for Animals distributed about 15,000 pounds of dry food, 3800 cans and served 342 people?This program has become vital to our community, helping to keep families together.  Please help us keep the program going.CFA needs a few volunteers to help out with our Pet Food Bank.  We are looking for people who might want to come every week or alternate weeks to suit your schedule.  You will be assisting the office manager, JoAnne, and duties may include: helping welcome pet owners, preparing food donations, possibly carrying light bags (although not required), and keeping the food bank organized.Our Food Bank is open every Monday from 4:15-4:45pm, so staffing is required from about 4:00-5:00pm in the parking lot of Rick’s Automotive, 3531 Pacific Avenue.  This is behind the old Phyl’s Furniture building, and also off Fones Road.If interested or have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 360-480-7756.  Thanks!last_img read more

Macular Degeneration: What Should I Be Taking?

first_imgSubmitted by Dr. Penny Reck for Clarus Eye CenterIf you have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), questions regarding vitamin supplements and nutrition may frequently pop in your head.  As a vitreoretinal specialist and surgeon, I frequently hear this from patients with AMD.   Below I will address the vitamin supplementation recommended for AMD patients, along with good dietary choices.AMD and Vitamins:“Doc, should I be taking special eye vitamins?  If so, what kind?”  If you do not have AMD, there is not a study that recommends a special formulation developed specifically for the eye.  If you have AMD, then the answer is, “Maybe, it depends.”  What does it depend on?  A few factors, such as:Your stage of AMDAMD is classified as nonexudative (“dry”) or exudative (“wet”)There are 3 stages in dry AMD:  early, intermediate, advancedWet AMD is classified as advancedWhether or not you have the advanced stage of AMD in one eyeYour smoking status Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 If you have intermediate AMD in either eye or have any form of advanced AMD in one of your eyes, then the vitamin supplementation is recommended according to the Age-Related Eye Disease Studies (AREDS or AREDS2) that were performed by the National Eye Institute (NEI) to slow progression of disease.  However, if you are a smoker, the AREDS2 formulation is recommended due to the removal of supplemental beta-carotene in the newer AREDS2 formula.  Prior studies have demonstrated an increased risk of lung cancer in smokers associated with taking supplemental high doses of beta-carotene.More detailed information regarding AREDS and AREDS2 can be found at the NEI’s website.AMD and NutritionWhat should you be eating?  Studies performed prior to the AREDS studies showed that eating foods rich in the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, can also help decrease your risk of AMD.  Carotenoids are organic pigments found in nature that provide a variety of functions.  In humans they act as antioxidants and have a protective function against oxidative processes that can injure the cells in the retina, such as the degenerative process that occurs in AMD.Green leafy vegetables (such as spinach, kale, collard greens) are high in lutein, but several foods of other colors (such as corn, oranges, orange peppers, squash, red grapes) also carry high percentages of carotenoids.  Therefore, it is important to try to eat a variety of different colors of produce in your diet.Additional Info and ResourcesHere are some additional informative resources:The National Eye InstituteAmerican Macular Degeneration FoundationSaving Vision (online resource provided by the American Society of Retinal Specialists)Get Eye Smart.org (eye health information from the American Academy of Ophthalmologists)Eye Wiki (online “eye encyclopedia” written by eye physicians and surgeons)last_img read more