6 Heart Health Mistakes Made by Women—and How to Avoid Them
Even though you think you’re being careful, it’s still easy to slip up when it comes to keeping your heart healthy. Johns Hopkins experts give tips on how to stay on track Research Shows Take Diabetes Seriously Women under 60 who have diabetes have up to four times the risk of developing coronary artery disease as women without diabetes, Johns Hopkins research has shown—much higher than previously believed. Women notoriously take care of everybody else while minimizing their own health needs. Learn the warning signs of diabetes and take steps to get blood sugar under control Two other conditions related to heart disease that more often strike women are depression and rheumatoid arthritis. Despite the fact…
Optometrist, Eye Doctor in Western Springs, IL
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What's the difference between an Optometrist and Ophthalmologist
What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist. There are two types of eye doctors. Which one should you see? Dr. Craig Miller, an optometrist in Columbus Ohio, has practiced in both ophthalmology practices as well as optometric ones. He breaks down the similarity and diffe
10 Reasons Why Knitting and Crocheting Is the Key to Happiness
My no-nonsense German grandmother tried to teach me how to knit when I was 12 because she believed that knitting and crocheting were keys to happiness. Why? First, because the lucky people who received her gorgeous crocheted doilies and knitted sweaters felt happiness when they unwrapped the tissue paper. And second, my grandmother said giving something she had made gave her more joy than just about anything else she did. That wasn’t enough to make a 12-year-old sit still and learn to knit. Like any …
Eye Care Tips In Summer
As you slather on sunscreen to defend your skin this summer, don’t forget sunglasses to protect your eyes. The same harmful rays that dama...
How smoking harms your vision, and why quitting will boost your eye health.
Did you know that smoking cigarettes causes eye diseases and vision loss?
Why Is There Gunk in My Eye?
Discharge is your eye's way of telling you something's up. From sleep to serious conditions, here's what to look for and what it might mean.
Scientists find what on illegal contact lenses?
Think rinsing your eyes with hospital toilet water is revolting? In that case, what researchers found on knock-off contact lenses is sure to make you squeamish "Contact lenses are medical devices worn on living tissue; therefore, it is extremely important that they are purchased with a valid prescription." Published earlier this year in the Journal of Forensic Sciences , a case report from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's (FDA's) Forensic Chemistry Center found a majority of unapproved, counterfeit and decorative contact lenses tested positive for the kinds of microbial contamination frequently found in hospital waste water or spoiled food Respectively, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus cereus were just a pair of microorganisms identified in the…
What is Computer Vision Syndrome?
I recently read a blog post that covered a topic that we frequently discuss in our office – Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). In the blog post, Dr. Kendall Donaldson shared some interesting observations about how we spend most of our lives looking at screens – computers, tablets, smart phones, TVs, movies, video games – and, in turn,…
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