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Does Our Eyesight Really Get Worse As We Age?

Does Our Eyesight Really Get Worse As We Age?

May 14, 2021 4 min read

One day you wake up and things don't quite look the same. Trying to read an article on your phone or computer but the letters seem too small, can’t see which button is the mute button on the remote control, and then you realize everything your parents told you about aging has now begun to happen to you. “The eyes are the first to go,” they would say. Maybe you find you need more light in order to see things, or have a hard time distinguishing some colors (hey, some do look alike). Find that you can’t focus as well or have trouble seeing up close? Welcome to middle age, friends! It’s normal to find yourself identifying with those issues. Congrats to you who have made it through the ages 40 to 60 WITHOUT having experienced at least one of these problems. A lot of things can happen as we age, and yes, a change in our eyesight is normal. As we unlock the facts about eyesight and aging, we’ll talk about the different things that can happen and give you a heads up for conditions that don’t need to be ignored.
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Do We Come With Specific Traits Due To Our Birth Order?

Do We Come With Specific Traits Due To Our Birth Order?

May 13, 2021 5 min read

Oldest child, middle child, youngest child or baby of the family, you can be assured whatever “order” in which you were born, you’ve heard lots of stereotypes applied to you for that very reason. Is there a correlation between your personality traits and the order in which you were born? Is the youngest always the most spoiled? Is the oldest always the most responsible and loyal? There are certainly some experts that see a pattern in our birth order and how it can shape who we are. Each of us, no matter what order in which we were born, have our own personality, quirks, gifts, strengths, and challenges. 
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Making Your Mental Health A Priority

Making Your Mental Health A Priority

May 07, 2021 4 min read

The term “mental health” is not one that is foreign to most of us. It’s been at the forefront of conversation since the beginning of the pandemic of 2020, more than it ever has before. The reason for all the conversation: it’s a VERY BIG DEAL!! With an estimated 1 in 4 adults suffering from some kind of disorder related to mental health every year, it needs to be at the forefront of health conversations, just as much as cancer and heart disease. Mental health illnesses take 4 of the top 10 spots in the causes of disability in the US. 
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Mom The Original Caregiver

Mom The Original Caregiver

May 06, 2021 4 min read

For many of us, there is one consistent thread through our lives, one holding the chaos and beauty together, that is the gift of our Mother. For those still young, she may seem annoying and unrelenting, for those of us who are now parents ourselves, we see her in a totally different light then we did growing up. One thing is for sure; there wouldn’t be life without Moms and for me, life is made better by my Mom.
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Five ways to stop bleeding gums and the benefits of doing so

Five ways to stop bleeding gums and the benefits of doing so

May 06, 2021 8 min read

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Healthy Frozen Treats For Warm Weather Days

Healthy Frozen Treats For Warm Weather Days

April 30, 2021 3 min read

Nothing takes away the blazing heat of summer better than an ice cold treat. Problem is, a lot of the most popular frozen goodies have tons of sugar and fat, making those of us who are striving to eat healthier feel lost and in despair. Fear not healthy eaters! There are actually a LOT of healthy frozen options to choose from, ones you can buy in store and ones you can easily make from home. And if you are on the fence about giving up your ice cream to make healthier choices, stay tuned. There’s so many great healthy options to try. Let’s give it a shot!
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Secrets Of Successful Family Businesses In Health Care

Secrets Of Successful Family Businesses In Health Care

April 29, 2021 5 min read

From company names you’ve known all your life to ones you may never heard of, the healthcare industry has some amazing industry leaders that provide amazing services. One thing you might not be aware of, some of these life changing companies are actually family owned businesses, started by family members, and some are still owned and even run by family members and founder’s descendants to this day. Working for “the family business” used to be a much more common occurrence than it is today, back when a particular trade was passed down from one generation to another. We wanted to highlight two successful family companies within the healthcare industry that have made a lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of people all over the world, and give you a peek inside our own.
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Dental Care for Your Infant and Toddler

Dental Care for Your Infant and Toddler

April 23, 2021 5 min read

I get asked about oral care guidelines for infants and children all the time, and pediatrics is one of my favorite populations of patients that I proudly provide care for. If you’ve ever read anything I’ve written, you know that I advocate for early oral care practices. 
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Having A Pet Has An Impact On Your Health

Having A Pet Has An Impact On Your Health

April 23, 2021 4 min read

Movies and television shows have always shown us shining examples of pets and the wonder, joy and love they can bring to your life and the life of your family. The love for an animal and of an animal is one of the most special relationships we can experience, but did you know that having a pet can actually have a positive effect on your health? The American Heart Association put out a study in 2013 that found people who were pet owners had reduced cases of heart disease and were more likely to live longer lives.
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Do Sunglasses Really Help Your Eyes?

Do Sunglasses Really Help Your Eyes?

April 16, 2021 4 min read

Sunglasses are so much fun. They literally come in every size, shape, color, material and style known to any one on planet earth. Some wonder if they really do serve a purpose, other than looking cool and not causing you to squint in the bright sunlight. All sunglass collectors will be happy to hear that YES, they do provide some great benefits for your eye health. Let’s take a look into the medical research and doctor’s advice on why your most attractive accessory is great for the health of your eyes!
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Oral health and pregnancy: Six things every expectant mom needs to know

Oral health and pregnancy: Six things every expectant mom needs to know

April 16, 2021 6 min read

  • Pregnancy Gingivitis: Reversible, often exaggerated during pregnancy due to an increase in the hormone progesterone. More likely to occur during pregnancy if there’s an increase in plaque or bacteria in the mouth.
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Health Benefits Of Wearing Hats

Health Benefits Of Wearing Hats

April 15, 2021 4 min read

So, do hats really give us useful benefits, important assistance? Can the perk of a hat affect our health? As a matter of fact, they do have significant value to our health, some great reasons you may not be aware of. Grab your favorite thinking cap (pun intended) and let’s take a closer look at hats: why we love them, how they help us, and hat history.
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