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The Basics of Cataract Surgery

The Basics of Cataract Surgery

  It may seem intimidating to undergo a surgical procedure on your eyes, but cataract surgery is a simple and safe operation that does not even require an overnight stay in the hospital. Your eyes are small organs, but when …

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Handling an Emergency

Handling an Emergency

  You often won’t see an emergency coming, so knowing how to handle one is not only important, but it can also greatly influence the outcome of the situation. Here are seven secrets to handling an emergency situation successfully:   …

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Back-to-School Health

Back-to-School Health

The end of summer means back-to-school shopping lists and excitement. Your kids will be glad to pick out new outfits, notebooks, and backpacks. But going back-to-school also means scheduling annual check-ups for your children. Keep these tips in mind at …

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Staying Healthy in the Heat

Staying Healthy in the Heat

When temperatures soar into the upper 90s and 100s, heat becomes more than just an inconvenience. It can present a danger to you and your family. A high UV index can lead to painful sunburns, and dehydration in extreme heat …

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Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks Safety Checklist

Summer, aka fireworks season, is upon us! While many people will opt to leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals, grabbing a blanket and attending a show at a beautiful park, others will feel compelled to do it themselves. But even …

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What Men Need Checked at Their Annual Check-Up

What Men Need Checked at Their Annual Check-Up

Did you know that one in three men do not have a regular doctor? And did you know that women are 100% more likely to have an annual check-up than men? However, men are certainly no less likely to become …

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Look before You Lock

Look before You Lock

Over the past ten years, 1,800 children have died in the U.S. after being left unattended in or around cars. In fact, Texas had the highest number of heat-related car deaths in 2008. Even with the windows slightly rolled down, …

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Injury Prevention for Summer Sports

Injury Prevention for Summer Sports

For both adults and children, summertime means sports camps and adult sporting leagues, nonstop outdoor activities, and extreme heat. Parents and athletes alike need to be aware of any potential risks for injury this time of year. Here are some …

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Arthritis-Friendly Exercise

Arthritis-Friendly Exercise

Individuals suffering with arthritis shouldn’t exercise, right? Wrong. In fact, regular exercise is a critical part of the therapy process. Without exercise, arthritis sufferers are bound to lose further important mobility and movement. But if exercise is so important, what …

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Spotting the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Spotting the Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

If you’re like most people, you know someone who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. This can be a terrifying condition that steals memories and leaves patients confused and disoriented. Not only are the patients suffering, but it is also an extremely …

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