Posts Categorized: Family

Picking the perfect sunglasses

Are all sunglasses the same? Sunglasses should be purchased based upon a person’s visual needs and ocular health, lifestyle and recreational interests. Sunglasses can be purchased with polarized, non-polarized, or UV blocking filters. Polarized lenses help to reduce glare from reflected light sources such as snow, ice, water, metal and glass. For example, a downhill…
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I’m a survivor. Shouldn’t I be happy?

Dealing with post-treatment stress, anxiety, guilt and fear of recurrence After cancer treatment, most patients go into a stage of healing and recovery. You no longer are overwhelmed with appointments, treatments, scans, and blood draws. This allows for time to reflect, which may stir up a number of mixed emotions. You might feel obligated to…
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Important facts about measles

We have all heard the recent buzz on measles in the news.  But what is the measles and should I be paying attention to this buzz? Measles used to be a disease that nearly all children got by their 15 birthday.  Before a vaccine became available in 1963, it is estimated 3-4 million people in…
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What is autism?

When I was asked to write a blog about Autism for National Autism Awareness Month (April), I thought it sounded like a neat idea. As I was trying to figure out what to write, I thought about what people might want to know about Autism and where to get help. So here goes: The term…
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Protect your skin with sunscreen

Sun protection may not be on your mind every time you venture outdoors, but your skin needs to be protected for your safety. What is SPF? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. When you pick up a bottle of sunscreen, you will find a SPF number on the package. These numbers range from two to…
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