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August is Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month Video Games & Children’s Eye Health

Video Games & Children’s Eye Health

As with television viewing, eye care professionals generally agree that video games will not harm your child’s eyes or vision, if you follow a few viewing tips. While there is usually less strain involved in gaming than in doing close work such as sewing or reading, being in front of a screen for long stretches of time can leave your …

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Questions About Your Hearing? Get Your Answers from EXPERIENCED Clinicians!

Questions About Your Hearing

By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services “When it comes to taking care of hearing loss, experience really matters!” states John Hoglund of Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Center. “Most people do not fully understand how complicated hearing loss can be. There are so many factors involved including the type of loss, how long the loss has been present, sensitivity …

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senior safety: keeping the elderly safe in their home

senior safety

By Jeff Spector, Lead Designer – Curtis Allen Designs If someone were to ask what your dream home would be like — where you could live comfortably and enjoy this home until the end of your days — what would your answer be? Would you have large, ornate rooms with a beautiful view, a modern kitchen with a large island? …

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Medicare Enrollment NOT the Same as Social Security! There seems to be a lot of confusion between the two.

By Ulla-Undine Merritt (Dee) National Producer Number (NPN) 8853366 Social Security you can apply online at www.ssa.gov for retirement benefits or benefits as a spouse if you: • are at least 61 years and 9 months old; • are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record; • have not already applied for retirement benefits; and • want …

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BOTOX® for Overactive Bladder Frustrated with your Overactive Bladder (OAB) medication not working? Do the side effects pose more health risks than benefits?

BOTOX® for Overactive Bladder Frustrated with your Overactive Bladder

By Joseph Gauta, MD, FACOG When you have Overactive Bladder, you learn to settle. To settle not only for the constant bathroom trips, but also for treatments that haven’t worked as well as you’d like or left you with unpleasant side effects. There’s another approach. BOTOX® is approved to treat Overactive Bladder symptoms, such as a strong need to urinate …

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DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF CANKLES

DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF CANKLES

By Joseph Magnant, MD, FACS – The issue of cankles (where the calf and ankle appear to have merged as one) was recently discussed on daytime MD entertainment talk show “Dr. OZ”. I have seen many patients with similar appearing calves and ankles which have been self described as their Grandma’s ankles, as Nunn’s ankles, piano legs and stovepipe legs …

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Screening Mammography: Practical Points for Decision Making

Screening Mammography: Practical Points for Decision Making

By Mary Kay Peterson, M.D., Director of Women’s Imaging – Radiology Regional Center As I recently attended the American College of Radiology’s Society of Breast Imaging conference in Austin, Texas, one of my main objectives was to gather information regarding the debate surrounding screening mammography. When to begin screening, what interval of screening, and how to sort out the various …

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Magic with Music

Magic with Music

By Deanna Bookout While modern medicine is the keystone of treating seniors living with dementia and Alzheimer’s, some professional health care providers may find that there are more creative forms of therapy that could help patients with these conditions. Recently, a number of communities specializing in senior care have been using music as an essential component of their dementia and …

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Three Steps to Better Health for Aging Bones and Joints

Three Steps to Better Health for Aging Bones and Joints

By Dr. John C. Kagan, M.D. As we grow older, we begin to lose bone tissue and muscle mass. Accompanying these changes is an increase in the delicacy of our bones and a decrease in overall muscle strength. As this occurs, we can become at risk of developing bone conditions such as osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak or …

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The Orange Zone Keeps You Fit for Summer

The Orange Zone Keeps You Fit for Summer

What are your summer fitness goals? If you want to be in better shape this summer, start burning calories and enjoying your workout at Orangetheory Fitness today! Summer may be in full swing, but now is the time to start burning—and we’re not talking about sunburn! Here are the top five reasons to get yourself into Orangetheory Fitness NOW and …

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