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Neck Pain

The neck or cervical spine is a coordinated network of nerves, bones, joints, and muscles directed by the brain and the spinal cord. It is designed for strength, stability, and nerve communication. However, because it is less protected than the rest of the spine, the neck can be vulnerable to injury and disorders that produce… read more


Total Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

On August 21, 2017, beginning at 10:15 a.m. PDT, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to 3 hours. Halfway through the event, anyone within a roughly 70-mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a brief total eclipse. At that… read more


August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a noncontagious, chronic skin condition that produces plaques of thickened, scaling skin. The dry flakes of skin scales result from the excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells. The proliferation of skin cells is triggered by inflammatory chemicals produced by specialized white blood cells called lymphocytes. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin… read more


August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

With a large number of states beginning the school year earlier, August is the new September! Along with back-to-school shopping, it’s time to make a Comprehensive Eye Exam appointment for your child (children). When is the right time to get a comprehensive eye exam? According to the American Public Health Association, one out of four students… read more


Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem that affects most people at some point in their life. It usually feels like an ache, tension or stiffness in your back. The pain can be triggered by bad posture while sitting or standing, bending awkwardly, or lifting incorrectly. The incidence of back pain has drastically increased. Approximately 90%… read more


June is Fireworks Safety Month

The American traditions of parades, cookouts, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season, especially our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July. However, fireworks can turn a joyful celebration into a painful memory when children and adults are injured or killed while using fireworks. Although legal consumer fireworks that comply with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulations can be relatively safe… read more


June is Cataracts Awareness Month

What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract can occur in either… read more


May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, at any age. In America today, stroke in young adults is increasing at an alarming rate. On top of that, 73% of young Americans are not familiar with stroke symptoms and the need for urgent medical attention. During National Stroke Awareness Month learn more about the impact… read more


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