Are You A Good Candidate For Laser Cataract Surgery?

If you've recently been informed by your ophthalmologist that you've developed cataracts -- a condition that clouds and fuzzes the ordinarily clear lens that helps you process images -- you may be wondering about your surgical removal options. In the past, cataract surgery was a fairly invasive process that involved cutting the surface of your eye, peeling back the lens, removing the clouded portion, and replacing it with an artificial lens. Read More 

8 Helpful Tips For Preventing A Heart Attack

Approximately 720,000 people in the United States have a heart every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A heart attack can happen when one of your coronary arteries gets blocked from buildup such as cholesterol. Some of the common symptoms of a heart attack include shortness of breath, dizziness, pain in chest and heartburn. A heart attack is very scary to think about, but you can lower your risk of having one. Read More 

The Next Marathon: How To Start Training After Knee Surgery

Many runners put off going to an orthopedist because they are secretly afraid that they might have to take a break from running or, even worse, stop running altogether. Most instances of runner's knee can be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation along with physical therapy and special braces. For those of you who have to undergo surgery to restore the cartilage in your knee or fix an alignment of your patella, there will be a recovery period when you cannot run and your doctor may suggest permanent changes to your exercise schedule, but most runners can start running again within six months of surgery. Read More 

3 Everyday Habits That Could Be Hurting Your Back

If you are like most people who throw your back out, you might blame one single, solitary action for your pain. You might angrily stare at that heavy school backpack, or wonder why you tried to move that bookshelf on your own. However, some back problems develop slowly over time, because of simple mistakes you make when you aren't paying attention. Here are three everyday habits that could be hurting your back, and what you can do to fend off trouble: Read More 

When Your Child Hates Books: Common Eye Problems That Make It Difficult To Read

If getting your child to read is more of an ordeal than going to the dentist, you might be looking for some answers. While it is true that all children have different interests, its important to realize that your child's vision may be the reason why reading truly does not come naturally to them. Eyes are like complex machines. When the "calibration" is off, the function is affected, making all tasks, especially reading, much more difficult. Read More