15 June 2015
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among middle-aged adults and the elderly. There are two types of macular degeneration: dry and wet. Here is what dry and wet macular degeneration is and what you can do to try to minimize the effects of the disease. Dry Macular Degeneration Dry macular degeneration (DMD) occurs when the tissue on the back wall of your eye behind the retina begins to deteriorate.
1 June 2015
If you have been experiencing pain behind your eye, it could be due to a variety of different conditions. These causes could range from headaches to needing new eyeglasses. Here are some of the common reasons why you might have pain behind your eyes: Issues With Vision A very common reason to have pain behind your eyes is experiencing vision problems. If you haven't seen your optometrist in a while, now is the time to schedule a visit.
16 May 2015
Babies begin life with eyes that are not nearly as coordinated and developed as the eyes of an adult. Just like the other parts of their body, newborns are still learning to use their eyes. Their eye muscles are not as strong, and their brains aren't as adept at using those muscles. Up through about four months of age, some eye-crossing is normal. At times, your baby's eyes may look crossed, and at other times, they may seem to be in line.
30 April 2015
The loss of memory that characterizes Alzheimer's disease can often result in the desire to wander. In fact, research shows that three out of every five Alzheimer's care patients will wander at some point. Patients with Alzheimer's could sustain serious injury during an episode of wandering, so taking precautions to keep them safe is important. If you are the primary caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, here are three tactics you can use to keep your loved one safe:
23 April 2015
For many people, the process of aging means struggling with the way your physical appearance changes. While this may sound vain, the truth is that some of those changes can be detrimental to your health. Other people may have their livelihoods affected by those changes. If you're looking to take steps to decrease the effects of aging, it's important that you stay informed. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the advantages of fractional resurfacing laser rejuvenation therapy.
15 April 2015
As a sexually active woman, you may already know that there are sexually transmitted diseases that you are at risk for. However, you may not have any symptoms or you may think that the symptoms will go away. That can be dangerous, because these diseases can serious health problems if they are not treated in a timely manner. Here are just a few sexually transmitted diseases and some of the health conditions that may result if you do not notice and treat them.
13 April 2015
Everyone knows that prenatal care is important, but few people realize that prenatal encompasses more than just taking vitamins and visiting a doctor regularly. Working with a skilled chiropractor throughout your pregnancy can be a great way to ensure that you remain comfortable, and your baby arrives without issue. Here are three reasons you might want to consider investing in chiropractic care during your next pregnancy. 1. Pregnancy can change the curve of your lower back.
1 April 2015
When you realize that your senior loved one needs help in order to remain in their home, you may decide to hire an in-home care provider. Home-based care is a wonderful solution for seniors who need assistance with meals, medications and housework. It's also a way for family caregivers to take a break with the assurance that their older loved ones will be looked after in their absence. If your senior family member is able-minded, or mostly able-minded, it's a good idea to include them in the care planning in the following 3 ways:
31 March 2015
If you're pregnant, you know that between your regular doctor, your obstetrician, like Patricia A. Giuffre, MD, your family and your friends, you'll have a lot of information thrown at you at once. It's easy to let things get lost in the shuffle. While a pregnant woman is probably aware of the "major" things to avoid during her pregnancy, there are a lot of foods that many women aren't even aware could be harmful.
22 March 2015
Running can be exhilarating and thrilling, but it can also be damaging if you push yourself too hard. Runners are all vulnerable to a variety of physical injuries, from tendinitis to shin splints. Stress fractures are one of the most common injuries that runners experience. Knowing what a stress fracture is, how to promote healing after one occurs, and how to avoid getting a stress fracture in the future will help you stay healthy and pain-free.