Posts Tagged: wellness

Are you a contact lens candidate?

As the director of the Contact Lens Service at University of Louisville I am commonly asked this question by my patients, “Am I able to wear contact lenses?” My typical response is, “It depends.” I say this because not all patients are candidates for contact lens wear. To determine if a patient is a candidate…
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Helping children eat right

August is National Kids Eat Right month. This also happens to be when most children head back to school. Many parents are left frustrated because their kids may not seem to want to eat the lunch provided by their school, and parents begin to run out of ideas of what to pack for their lunches….
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Plan on watching the eclipse? Use glasses!

It may be tempting to take a peek at the Aug. 21, 2017 eclipse without eye protection. After all, we are told it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. However that peek could leave you with a not-so-pleasant, permanent reminder of the event. You may have heard that you can do a lot of damage to your eyes…
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Dental check-ups, part of back-to-school routine

Buying school supplies is one of many important tasks on the to-do list when preparing kids for a successful 2017-18 school year. Getting health check-ups, including dental screenings or exams also should top the list. Tooth decay can be painful if left untreated, and painful teeth will affect a child’s performance in school. I encourage…
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Mosquitoes can bring illness with the itching

Mosquitoes are as much a part of summertime as hot temperatures and outdoor picnics. But parents should be aware that preventing mosquito bites in children is important for their long-term health. Besides making your kids uncomfortable, mosquito bites can cause an allergic reaction in some children, resulting in welts, lesions, bruises, a burning, itching sensation…
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