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Blue Light and Macular Degeneration: Every Day Counts When It Comes to Protecting Your Vision

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There’s still no cure for age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness among the elderly. However, there are a number of things that you can do to lessen your chances of getting the disease and slow its progression if you have it. One of the biggest things that you can do is buy eyewear that provides blue light protection. If you’re unsure about what the big deal is with blue light, this is what you should know. Read More»

Treatment Options For COPD

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If your physician has diagnosed you with COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), you may be wondering exactly what that means. The acronym COPD covers several different chronic lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and some forms of asthma. Emphysema is almost always a result of decades of smoking, although those with lung impairment to begin with, such as asthma, may receive this diagnosis sooner than their middle-aged or elderly counterparts. Smoking can also cause chronic bronchitis in younger smokers. Read More»

The Four Important Roles Of A Pediatric Plastic Surgeon In Your Newborn's Life

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A pediatric plastic surgeon does more than repair the appearance of young children. In fact, a pediatric plastic surgeon can play a big role in your newborn’s life, especially if your newborn may possibly need plastic surgery for health reasons when they are born. Here are the four important roles a pediatric plastic surgeon plays: Checks Developmental Issues Before Baby Is Born: If there are any concerns about the development of your baby while still in the womb, a pediatric plastic surgeon will check it out. Read More»

A Few Reasons To Keep Your Pediatrician Throughout High School

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As your child enters the teen years, you may be wondering if it is time to switch from a pediatric doctor to an adult doctor. While every child and every situation is different, there are a number of good reasons to stay with the pediatrician. If there is a problem or concern your child’s doctor feels would be better handled by a different type of medical professional, he or she will make a referral for it. Read More»

3 Tips For Recovering From Corrective Eye Surgery

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If you have recently received corrective eye surgery, it is very important that you take the time to allow your eyes to fully recover. Doing this will ensure that the procedure is a successful one and will also keep you from causing any unnecessary damage to your eyes. Your eye doctor will give you a detailed list of things that are either required or recommended for your recovery. This will help you know exactly what you can and can’t do. Read More»

How To Treat A Rotator Cuff Injury At Home

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If you feel a stabbing pain after raising your arm, it may be a rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that cover the humerus. These muscles help lift and turn your arm. Rotator cuff pain can come from activities that constantly keep your arm over your head , such as tennis or painting.You should be able to treat the pain of a mild rotator cuff injury at home. Read More»

When Sleeping On Your Stomach Becomes A Pain In The Neck: 3 Drug-Free Solutions

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Are you a devout stomach sleeper? If so, you may be one of the many stomach sleepers who suffer from chronic neck pain. Although there are a multitude of causes, neck pain can often be contributed to one’s sleeping position. Stomach sleepers place stress on the neck and spine as they turn their head to one side. This may eventually place the spine out of alignment, leading to a sore neck or a more serious problem such as a herniated disk. Read More»

Three Dietary Changes To Help Treat Or Prevent Osteoporosis

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If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, your doctor may prescribe certain medications to help treat the problem. Certain dietary changes can also help to stop the progress of this disease. Changes in your diet that you make today can have a profound effect on the quality of your life in the future. Likewise, if you have a history of osteoporosis in your family, but have not been diagnosed with this disease, certain dietary changes can help you from developing this disease. Read More»

Natural Ways To Soothe Pain And Discomfort From Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease

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Has your child recently been diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease? If so, you aren’t alone. The virus, which causes painful sores to appear in the mouth, on the feet, and on the hands, is more commonly seen in the summer and fall. While it mostly affects children up to five years old, older children and adults can also contract the virus. Fortunately, the virus typically runs its course within a couple of weeks. Read More»

What Treatments Are Used By Chiropractors For Muscle Strains?

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Muscle strains are the result of a small tear in the muscle that occurs when the muscle is pulled or twisted. Muscle strains often occur in the back, legs or arms when lifting large items, participating in physically strenuous sports or by forgetting to warm up and stretch before exercising. Regardless of how the muscle strain happens, there is normally stiffness, swelling and substantial pain in the muscle and the area surrounding it. Read More»