What Are Styes And What Can You Do To Prevent Them?

Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Anyone who has had to deal with the discomfort of having an eye stye will be eager to prevent futures styes. Styes are pimple-like blemishes that form on the eyelid, most often due to an infection caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus. Alternatively known as a hordeolum, a stye usually leads to tenderness and inflammation around the eyelid or inside the eyelid.  While it’s not always easy to control the appearance of these unpleasant eye blemishes, you can decrease the chances that you will develop a stye by keeping the following...

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5 Things You Need To Know About Keratoconus

Posted by on September 5, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Is your vision getting progressively worse over time? Does the light sometimes hurt your eyes? You might have a condition called keratoconus. Here’s what you need to know. Definition Keratoconus is an eye condition that affects the cornea. The cornea is the front part of the eye, and it is normally round. Sometimes, the cornea becomes thin and cone shaped, which keeps the eye from focusing properly. Cause Why does the cornea become cone shaped? Nobody knows for sure, but there are a few theories. Some scientists think that it’s...

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3 Things You Should Know About Getting A 3D Ultrasound While Pregnant

Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Many first time mothers are very nervous about their pregnancies, which is to be expected since every day brings a new experience. To ease those uncertainties, many women find it helpful to learn as much as they can about their new babies and their changing bodies. One increasingly popular way of learning more about babies is to have a 3D ultrasound. 3D ultrasounds are a relatively new technology, so it’s important that you learn about them before having one done. Her are 3 important pieces of information about 3D ultrasounds: 1. 3D...

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Four Good Reasons To Choose Silver Amalgam Dental Fillings

Posted by on September 4, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Silver amalgam fillings, which are made from a blend of several metals, used to be the norm in dentistry. Millions of patients have them, and  they have experienced successful abatement of tooth decay after having the fillings put in place. However, some patients have been steering away from silver amalgam fillings in recent years, opting instead of tooth-colored, resin fillings. Some do this because they do not like the look of silver on their mouths, and others are deterred by the mercury used in silver amalgam. Before you jump on the...

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3 Natural Remedies To Quell Vertigo

Posted by on September 3, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

If you’ve ever experienced vertigo, you know how unsettling it can be. Unlike normal dizziness, vertigo causes a whirling, spinning, or motion-like sensation that is commonly associated with inner ear disorders, infections, allergies, or changes in barometric pressure. While anti-motion sickness medications can help reduce the intensity and frequency of vertigo episodes, they can lead to drowsiness. Here are three natural remedies to help relieve the unpleasant sensation of vertigo. Fish Oil Fatty, freshwater fish is loaded with omega-3...

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Using Polarized Sunglasses To Take Your Fishing To The Next Level

Posted by on September 3, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Few things can be as irritating on the water as the annoying sunset glare, and even some expensive pairs of sunglasses cannot do much to alleviate this issue just before the twilight hits. Whether you’re trolling and need to keep an eye on your line or finesse pitching by sight to bass underneath some lily pads, a set of polarized sunglasses can do wonders for your days on the water.  What is Polarization? Polarization in terms of sunglasses is the process that etches extremely light and thin lines vertically on the surface of the...

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The Treatment Of Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Iliotibial band syndrome is a common lower extremity disorder seen in the active population. In fact, iliotibial band syndrome is the most common cause of lateral knee pain amongst athletes, according to Medscape. What is this debilitating condition, and what is the normal course of treatment? For athletes everywhere, these are vital questions that need to be answered. What is Iliotibial Band Syndrome? The iliotibial band is a fibrous structure that courses from the hip to the knee. It not only provides stabilization to the leg during...

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Three Common Myths About Root Canals

Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

If you’ve been told by your dentist that you will need a root canal, you likely have a number of thoughts going through your head, and few of them will be very good. For many people, root canals are one of the most worrisome procedures because they have heard stories of how painful they are or how long they can last.  While this is a lengthy procedure, sometimes lasting two hours, most of the other worries that you have are just associated with common myths.  Look at the following common myths about root canals so you can have...

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Cleaning And Maintaining Your Nebulizer

Posted by on August 29, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Nebulizers are an essential tool for patients with asthma or respiratory issues. It is a machine that can administer medication through mist. The mist is created by using compressed air. The medication is measured and placed into a cup. There is tubing connecting the cup to the compressed air machine. The medicine cup is also equipped with a mouthpiece used to breathe in the medication. If you currently use or will be using this type of machine in the future, proper care and maintenance is important. Cleaning Cleaning your neutralizer is...

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Options For Those Who Suffer From Low Vision Problems

Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Blog, Health & Medical | 0 comments

Low vision is a term that is inclusive of vision loss that is not being effectively treated with glasses, contacts or surgery. Many people think that if glasses, contacts or surgery can’t help then nothing can. You may be surprised to find out that there are actually a lot of devices out there that can help you see better again and restore the quality of life that you knew previous to your low vision problems.  Here are some other options that could help you see better.  Desktop Vision Device- The electronic desktop is...

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