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5 Tips To Make Sure Your Infant's First Pediatric Eye Exam Goes Well

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Citing the American Optometric Association, ThinkAboutYourEyes.com notes that infants should go for their first eye exam when they’re six months old. Although children may not be old enough to play the “e” game and say which way an “e” is pointing, a physician can check to make sure their eyes are developing properly. Your infant’s first eye exam isn’t an appointment you should skip. If you’re apprehensive about taking your baby to the eye doctor for the first time, here are five tips to make sure the appointment goes well. Read More»

Signs And Symptoms Of Melanoma: What To Look For

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Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that can be quite intrusive and devastating. It is important to check your body regularly for these signs and symptoms and to always be on the lookout for any unusual moles, growths and lesions. It is also important to converse with your physician regarding melanoma. Included throughout the course of this brief article is a guide to a few of the signs and symptoms of melanoma and what, in particular, you should look for. Read More»

3 Things Athletes Must Know About Eye Care

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As an athlete, you may rely on your vision even more than most people do. Your eyes need to be sharp to see which way your opponent is going or to spot a ball on a crowded field. However, as an athlete, you’re also at greater risk for eye injury than most people, especially if you play outdoors, play a contact sport, or play any sport where objects are likely to fly fast in the direction of your face. Read More»

Love the Skin You're in: 4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the United States and the number of people diagnosed with the disease continues to rise. However, most cases of skin cancer can be prevented according to the Surgeon General. If you spend a lot of time outdoors or want to decrease your chances of developing skin cancer, you should heed the following guidelines to lessen your chances of getting diagnosed with the disease. Read More»

5 Trends In Eyeglasses To Be Aware Of

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While prescription glasses may change the way that you see the world, the type of glasses you choose can change the way the world sees you. Every year the fashion and technology around glasses changes, and it is important to be aware of the options that are available to you. Below you will find five trends that you should be aware of while you look for eyeglasses for you or your children in the coming year. Read More»

Cosmetic Cosplay: Emulating Your Favorite Villain Smiles

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Dressing up as your favorite superhero or sci-fi character requires serious commitment in the cosplay world. If you’re looking to take things one step further, then consider visiting a cosmetic dentist for a nice change. With a little professional work, you can have your mouth look just like your favorite villain from the cosplay universe. These changes can be placed permanently in your mouth or as just a temporary change. Read More»

Understanding REM Behavior Disorder And How It Can Be Treated

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If you do not sleep well through the night, then you may need to cut down on the naps and the caffeine consumed throughout the day. If your sleep problems involve acting out dreams, punching the bed, kicking wildly, or sleepwalking, then you likely have a sleep disorder. In your case, REM behavior disorder is probably the culprit. If you are unfamiliar with this sleep problem, then it is in your best interest to seek out a sleep disorders specialist or a sleep professional so a positive diagnosis can be made. Read More»

Root Canal Treatment: 5 Reasons Why Dentists Use Rubber Dams

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Before your dentist starts work on a root canal treatment, he or she will normally attach a thin sheet of rubber (a rubber dam) around the tooth. While the dam generally feels strange in your mouth, the sensation is not painful, and your dentist will always reassure you that the dam makes the treatment process easier. Find out why rubber dams make it easier to carry out a root canal treatment, and learn why dentists always recommend these devices to their patients. Read More»

Improving Your Eye Health With Vision Therapy

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There are some vision problems that can be improved without invasive eye surgery. Conditions such as double vision and crossed eyes may be alleviated with non-surgical treatment such as vision therapy. If you or your children suffer from any of these issues, consider talking to an eye care professional about participating in a vision therapy regimen. The following guide provides a primer on the technique and how it can help improve eye health and overall quality of life. Read More»

Gait's Analysis For Serious Runners: 4 Common Pains And The Causes Behind Them

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Fifty percent of Americans who love regularly lacing up their running shoes for a run outdoors on the pavement will suffer from an injury each and every year. The injuries are not a result of training too hard, but rather a result of the way that people run. Depending on a runner’s gait, he or she may have a stride that reaches way too far out or his or her legs may be landing on the pavement at an awkward angle, and causing strain on the tendons and muscles. Read More»