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Diabetes and Your Eyes :: TRACK

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. High blood sugar damages the blood vessels in the retina (a light-sensitive part of the eye), where scarring can cause permanent vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy is also one of the most preventable causes of vision loss and blindness. Early detection and treatment can prevent or delay blindness due […]

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Reduce Digital Eye Strain Using 20-20-20

  Computer Vision Syndrome, also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, describes a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing digital screens for extended periods. Which means if you spend a lot of time focusing on […]

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5 Tips :: Protect Your Vision

5 Ways to Protect Your Vision Get regular eye exams. Eat a healthy diet, including leafy greens such as spinach or kale, and maintain a healthy weight. Know your family’s eye health history. Wear sunglasses that block out 99% to 100% of UV-A and UV-B radiation (the sun’s rays). Quit smoking or don’t start.   Vision […]

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National Eye Exam Month

Eye Exams: How Often? Children’s eyes should be checked regularly by an eye doctor or pediatrician and at least once between age 3 and 5 years to detect amblyopia or risk factors for the disease. People with diabetes should have a dilated eye exam every year. Some people are at higher risk for glaucoma and should […]

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Happy Daiquiri Day :: Skinny Strawberry Daiquiri

The original Daiquiri consists of rum, lime juice and sugar, with plenty of ice added to the glass. The Daiquiri was first created in 1898 by Jennings Stockton Cox, an American mining engineer. The Daiquiri was named after the local mining village of Daiquiri, Cuba, at the Venus bar. Needless to say, the local miners […]

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Clever Money Saving Tips for Medications

The July-August AARP Bulletin “99 Great Ways to Save” includes, for the first time, ways to save pharmaceutical costs. Ask your pharmacist about the retail price for your prescription medications. It might be cheaper to pay than using your co-pay. For example, Metformin cost around $4.00 for a month’s supply while the average copay is $11.00.  You can save yourself […]

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Helen Keller Day
Helen Keller Day

  Helen Keller spent her life advocating for people with disabilities, traveling the world, and writing. In 1915 she and George A. Kessler founded the Helen Keller International (HKI) organization. This organization is devoted to research in vision, health and nutrition. In 1920, she helped to found the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In 1980, […]

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Chocolate Pudding Day Recipe

June 26 is Chocolate Pudding Day Pudding is a dessert enjoyed by people in many parts of the world. In the United States and Canada, pudding is a custard-based dessert that is usually made of milk or cream, eggs, and sugar. The dessert is thickened with gelatin or starch and then cooled before being served. […]

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Take Your Dog to Work Day
Take Your Dog to Work Day

Data Indicates Pet-Friendly Workplace are Beneficial Research has found that employees who bring their pets to work tend to have lower stress levels by the end of the day, and that their pet can help reduce blood pressure, decrease loneliness, help lower cholesterol levels and encourage physical activity.1 In celebration of National Take Your Dog […]

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Come See Dr. Flo at Boom-N-Blast Festival

Join Dr. Jennifer L Flo for an old fashioned celebration and she will be providing free foot checks, answer any questions you may have and provide free material. Enjoy a carnival fun for the whole family with free ice cream, followed by a live concert by Adelee and Gentry, and capped with fireworks at dark! […]

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