Glaucoma and your vision

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, and the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 years old. It’s estimated that more than three million Americans are living with glaucoma, and half of them aren’t even aware that they have it. Getting regular eye exams can help doctors identify and treat the…
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Five recommended screenings for a healthier you

Preventive health screenings have been found to significantly increase life expectancy, particularly among 30 to 49-year-olds, and just a handful of routine screenings can keep you on the path toward better health. Biometric Screenings Biometric screenings are used by primary care doctors as a quick check of weight, cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure, and are recommended…
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Tips for preventing birth defects

It’s estimated that birth defects occur in about 1 out of every 33 infants – the good news is that some of these are preventable. Expectant mothers can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by managing existing health conditions, adopting healthier lifestyle choices, and making regular visits to a health care provider before…
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Avoid falls this holiday and winter season

Did you know that falls are the second leading cause of injuries just behind motor vehicle/motorcycle accidents? With the onset of the holiday and winter seasons, comes bad weather and other factors that can increase the likelihood of falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of five falls causes a…
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