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Have An Autoimmune Disease? 3 Tips For Healthier Eyes

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Have An Autoimmune Disease? 3 Tips For Healthier Eyes

If you have an autoimmune disease, you are at an increased risk for developing eye damage because of chronic inflammation or immunosuppressive treatments. There are ways you can reduce the likelihood of damage to your eyes or changes in vision. Keep Your Eyes Moist Even if you do not have chronic dry eyes, you may experience increased episodes of dryness and irritation. Your eyes may feel gritty or burn, which can be mistaken for allergies or problems with your contact lenses if you wear them. Consider using over-the-counter eye drops to keep...

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Foods And Drinks You Should Not Consume Before A Massage Therapy Session

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Foods And Drinks You Should Not Consume Before A Massage Therapy Session

Massage therapy can be quite beneficial if you have bothersome muscle strains and pains. Professional therapists help to relax the muscles and the treatments can also help blood to rush to the body tissues to help them heal. Many massage therapists indicate that you should not eat a large meal before a therapy session, because a full stomach can be uncomfortable during the therapy. If you do want to eat a snack or drink a beverage before a massage therapy treatment though, then there are definitely some things you should stay away from....

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Fact Or Fiction: Will Sitting Too Close To The Screen Damage Your Child’s Eyes?

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fact Or Fiction: Will Sitting Too Close To The Screen Damage Your Child’s Eyes?

“If you sit too close to the television, you’ll hurt your eyes.” You probably heard that phrase when you were little, and now you say it to your own children. You mean well. But does sitting too close to the TV screen really damage your child’s eyes? Fact and fiction blur when it comes to this topic, so it’s time to set the record straight. Where It All Began Prior to the 1950s, health experts were concerned about the levels of radiation emitted from televisions. It’s true that at the time, prolonged and...

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Before You Decide On Cremation – Know There Are Alternatives

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Before You Decide On Cremation – Know There Are Alternatives

If you take a poll of your friends and family and ask how they want their body to be disposed of after death, they will probably give you one of two answers. They will tell you that they want a traditional burial, or that they want to be cremated. They answer this because many of them are unaware of the other options that are on the market. The other available options are not as well publicized as these first two options, but they are viable alternatives no matter where you live.  Cryonics One of the first alternatives to traditional...

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Too Late To Get Your Lab Work Done? Visit A Walk-In Clinic Instead

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Too Late To Get Your Lab Work Done? Visit A Walk-In Clinic Instead

If your primary care doctor orders blood and urine work late in the afternoon, you may have problems finding a regular lab that stays open after hours. You can wait until the next day to get your important tests done, or you can visit a walk-in clinic in your area. A walk-in clinic may stay open until 9 p.m. or later and provides numerous services like blood testing and urine testing. Here’s what you should know about the clinic. Contact the Clinic Many walk-in clinics only operate in the afternoon, while others prefer to open up in the...

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When Sleep Isn’t Restful: Reasons For Sleep-Induced Back Pain

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When Sleep Isn’t Restful: Reasons For Sleep-Induced Back Pain

Do you wake up in the morning in pain? Do your joints and muscles hurt as you try to roll out of bed? When your sleep brings pain, it’s time to talk to your physical therapist about the cause because something is not right. You should start your day feeling refreshed, not feeling like you’ve just been hit with a bag of bricks.  A Solid Foundation The first thing you should do is take a long, hard look at your mattress. Often, the root of back and joint pain during sleep is caused by lack of proper support. Ask yourself the...

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