The Number of People Suffering from Progressive Myopia Is Rising. Are You at Risk?

Progressive myopia is nearsightedness that gets worse year after year. If left untreated, progressive myopia can result in “high myopia”, a type of nearsightedness that increases the risk of many serious eye conditions. What is Progressive Myopia? For many people, myopia’s onset usually occurs during childhood and adolescence. Myopia can continue to progress into...
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February is National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month

Think there’s nothing you can do to prevent being diagnosed with cancer? Think again. More than 40% of all diagnosed cancers and nearly 50% of all cancer-related deaths in the United States can be attributed to preventable causes. While there is no certain way to prevent cancer, things like excess body weight, physical inactivity, smoking, and prolonged exposure to the sun increase...
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This Valentine’s, Get in Shape with Heart Health Exercises

The saying “the heart wants what the heart wants” expresses how our desires can rule over our rational considerations. But, especially as we age, in a literal sense, it’s clear what the heart wants – and needs - is exercise. Being physically active can help strengthen the heart, keep your weight under control, and ward off damage to the arteries caused by high...
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Healthier Joints = A Healthier You. How to Prevent and Manage Arthritis

About 1 in 4 Americans has arthritis. That’s millions of people suffering with chronic pain.  "Arthritis" literally means joint inflammation. Although the term arthritis is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints, joint inflammation is actually a symptom or sign of an underlying issue. Problems from arthritis frequently include pain, redness, heat, and...
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