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  • Tighter standards protect young athletes

    From Concussions to weight management, sport safety is key Making sports safer for children is a big issue these days – from protecting athletes who suffer concussions to those attempting dramatic weight loss. “Concussions are things that are going to happen. You don’t let them go back to playing until that concussion is healed,” says…

  • Have fun in the sun while safeguarding from the heat

    Steps to help prevent heat exhaustion and stroke The Sunshine state is known for its sandy beaches, adventurous theme parks, and cool swimming pools. But she is also known for her hot, muggy days. Being careful not to get overheated is the number one rule in Florida. As reported in an article from the Surgeon…

  • Working on a midsection miracle

    Finding a routine to get rid of that stubborn stomach fat Belly fat. Midriff bulge. Stomach flab. Wheat belly. That extra layer of fat around the abdomen goes by a number of names. Whatever you call it, if you’ve got it, more than likely you want it gone. Now. And it’s hard to budge. The…

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  • Visual Wellness in the Workplace: A Prescription for Proper Home Office Ergonomics

    Visual Wellness in the Workplace: A Prescription for Proper Home Office Ergonomics

    by Daniel Smith, O.D. In the realm of visual health, the significance of proper workplace ergonomics cannot be overstated. Technological advancement, especially in cloud computing, has led to many industries adopting remote work. Modern professionals spend a significant portion of their waking hours in a home office setting, immersed in the glow of computer screens,…

  • What on Earth Is Ischemic Optic Neuropathy?

    What on Earth Is Ischemic Optic Neuropathy?

    by EDWARD ATTAWAY, O.D.  Ischemic optic neuropathy may seem like a complex term, but it describes a condition that poses a serious risk to vision by decreasing blood flow to the optic nerve. The optic nerve serves as a cable, transmitting visual information from the eyes to the brain. When the circulation of blood, which…

  • Lower Extremity Swelling May Be Linked to Venous Insufficiency

    Lower Extremity Swelling May Be Linked to Venous Insufficiency

    The abnormal buildup of fluid in the body is called edema. Edema is commonly seen in the feet and ankles, because of the effect of gravity, swelling is particularly noticeable in these locations. Common causes of edema are prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, pregnancy, being overweight, and increase in age. Swelling in one of your legs…

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