2014

Cataract Treatments: What You Need To Know

Your latest visit to the optometrist revealed a surprising reason for your recent vision troubles. You have cataracts. While you may be shocked by the diagnosis, you are more confused than anything. You never thought you would have to deal with such an eye disorder and you have no idea where to begin. There are several treatment options available to you to treat your cataracts. All you need to do is know and understand your options. Read More 

How To Treat Your Child At Home After A Bronchoscopy Procedure

If you have a young child, then you know that he or she will place almost anything in their mouth. If you are not quick enough to retrieve a small object, then your child is likely to swallow it. In some cases, the object can get stuck in the throat and a throat doctor will need to retrieve it. This will occur during a procedure called a bronchoscopy. After the procedure is completed, your child's throat may be sore. Read More 

Disease-Proof Your Vision: How Your Diet Affects Your Eyesight

Eyes, like every other organ in the body, are susceptible to disease. Diet can play a big part in whether or not people contract chronic and debilitating conditions. Genetics and environment aside, what you put in your mouth can help preserve your eyesight for a long time. Why Does Food Matter? You might think that food is simply for calories and energy. While that's food's major function, people can suffer malnourishment even if they have plenty to eat. Read More 

Five Triggers That May Cause A Gout Flare-Up In Feet

If you've ever experienced gout, you know how painful it can be. Joints become swollen and inflamed, making it difficult to walk or stand. A main cause of gout is excessive levels of uric acid in the bloodstream, so your best defense is to avoid factors that contribute to the condition. Certain foods and medications, as well as excessive weight gain, may cause a gout flare-up. Those diagnosed with gout often find the big toe is primarily affected. Read More 

Senior Care Services: Know Your Options

Caring for an elderly family member can seem like a daunting and overwhelming task. While you feel personally responsible for the daily care of your family member, there comes a point where you can no longer provide them with what they need. You may feel like this is a failure on your part, but this is not the case. You cannot be reasonably expected to provide 24-hour care and supervision. After all, you have work, family, and friends of your own to attend to. Read More