Protect your vision while playing sports

More than 40 percent of all eye injuries are related to sports or recreational activities. They represent more than 100,000 physician visits per year and cost more than $175 million. It is important to understand how to prevent these injuries from occurring. Ninety percent of the sports related eye injuries in school aged children can be…
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Family medicine: A family-focused alternative for primary care

What is primary care? Primary care refers to medical care given by a provider (physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) who is the first point of contact for patients’ non-emergent symptoms, disease management, and health concerns. It is also encompasses preventative types of care including cancer screening, vaccinations, health maintenance exams, and patient education. Providers…
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Reasons to wear a bike helmet

As the weather begins to improve and the spring days become longer, a lot of families will start pulling out their bicycles from the garage. However, when you pull the bikes out, it’s important that you remember the bike helmets too. A bike helmet can save your life. The effects of even a minor traumatic…
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Daylight saving time can affect your health

Daylight saving time means setting clocks ahead one hour, essentially moving an hour of daylight from morning to evening. Adjusting to the time change in the spring can be more difficult than when the clocks are set back one hour in the fall. But losing an hour of sleep may do more than just make you…
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Tips for healthy eyes

Vision is one of our most important senses. Here are a few tips to maintain the health of our eyes as we get older: Wear sunglasses outside. Excessive exposure to UV light will speed up the aging process of our eyes through increased oxidation. UV light is responsible for the progression of cataracts (clouding of…
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