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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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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Heel Pain in Children

Heel pain in children is most commonly associated with growing pains, especially those who are physically active. It is medically diagnosed as Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s disease). The heel bone grows from the back of the heel and there is a “growth plate” which can become inflamed or irritated. This causes pain. Pain will be worse […]

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Five Things You Can Do to Combat Smelly Feet

It is not uncommon to have foot odor. Especially during the months when we are constantly covering up our feet with heavy socks and wearing boots. What kind of socks do you wear? To prevent stinky feet from starting in the first place, purchase socks and shoes made of breathable materials. What kind of shoes […]

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Clever Money Saving Tips for Medications

7 Clever Money Saving Tips for Pharmaceuticals RETAIL PRICE: 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. This could save yourself $7.00 a month. DISCOUNTS: Some national chains […]

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National Strawberry Shortcake Day :: Diabetic Friendly Options

  Shortcake is typically made with flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, salt, butter, milk or cream, and sometimes eggs. The most famous dessert made with shortcake is strawberry shortcake. With all that sugar and carbohydrates it is a nightmare for diabetics. Make it diabetic friendly with the simple and healthy alternatives to the sugary […]

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Outsmarting Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants

First comes the itching, then a red rash, and then blisters. These symptoms of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can emerge any time from a few hours to several days after exposure to the plant oil found in the sap of these poisonous plants. The culprit: the urushiol oil. Here are some tips […]

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