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Why Every Busy Mom Should Make Time for Yoga

When you have kids, especially if you have more than one, it can seem impossible to find time for yourself. But it’s true what they say about taking care of yourself first. If you don’t take care of you, you won’t have anything to give to anyone else. Still, with limited time, you have to choose your me-time activities carefully. You want to choose something that makes you feel good, strengthens your body or enhances your overall health. Yoga does all of the above. It also has many proven benefits that we’ll explore here. What you should know before you step on the yoga mat Before we explore......
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How to Help an Addicted Partner Without Enabling Them

Addiction is a difficult subject and circumstance to confront, but it takes on an entirely new level when it happens to someone you love, especially, a significant other. As their partner, you will naturally feel confused, helpless,or frightened at times when your partner isn’t sober. During these vulnerable moments, it is imperative that you remain self-aware of how you treat your partner, do not enable them in any way to continue their addiction, and maintain your composure. Enabling an addict means helping them in a way that prevents them from suffering or understanding the consequence of......
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How to Achieve a Work/Life Balance In a Success-Driven World

We’re always told that balance is the key to just about everything, but we’re also told that multi-tasking is required. The reality is that less than one person of people can actually multi-task. Everyone else is just jumping from one task to another and with limited success. Fortunately, there are habits you can employ to increase balance in your life, and it doesn’t always require a major sacrifice. Remember that balance is about ensuring that you don’t spend too much time in a particular aspect of your life—no matter how healthy it may seem. Obsessing over anything, from relationships to ex......
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Understanding Sugar Addiction in Children

It is official. Sugar is an addictive substance. Actually, it has been official for quite a while. A 2008 study published in Neuroscience &Behavioral Reviews concluded that sugar meets the criteria for a substance of abuse and may be addictive when people binge on this food. This news affects all of us, but it’s most damaging to our children. The problem with sugar Some may argue that there’s nothing wrong with sugar because it’s a natural substance. This is true. The problem is that we’ve extracted this substance from its natural source and saturated our food supply with sugar. In ......
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The Pros and Cons of Putting Your Child On Ritalin

As parents, the decision to medicate for ADHD is a difficult one. It may be even more difficult for parents in the medical profession. With an intimate knowledge of the risks, side effects and general outcomes, it becomes a very personal decision. And then there’s the rising concern about whether Ritalin is being overprescribed. In truth, there are pros and cons to putting your child on Ritalin, but they may vary based on the situation. How Ritalin Works Methylphenidate, known as Ritalin, is a stimulant that is commonly prescribed to children with ADHD. It may sound counterintuitive to prescr......
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6 Tips for Losing Weight After Pregnancy

Losing the so-called “baby weight” has garnered unprecedented attention in recent years. With celebrities, Instagram models, and the “no excuses” mom Maria Kang telling women it’s their own fault for not losing the fat gained during pregnancy making headlines, the pressure on moms is incredible. First thing’s first—it’s natural and healthy in many cases to gain fat while pregnant. When the fat gain isn’t dangerously excessive, it’s the safety net your child needs to enter the world as smoothly as possible. Losing fat is an arduous task that requires time, commitment, and sometimes money. For ......
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The Most Common Causes of Car Accidents – What You Need to Know to Protect Your Family

  While being involved in a car accident is never a good thing, once you become a parent, being involved in a car accident can be a truly terrifying experience. In addition to worrying about your own injuries, you are naturally extremely worried about the safety of your children. Unfortunately, auto accidents are not all that rare, with one auto accident occurring every 60 seconds across the globe. Each year in the United States, nearly 3 million people1 suffer minor to severe injuries from a car accident, with about 43,000 auto accident fatalities1.  In fact, motor vehicle accide......
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How to Detect and Address the Early Signs of Alcoholism in Your Patients

If you were to base your opinions solely on the answers your patients give you, you'd probably be surprised to learn that one in six adults binge drinks about four times a month. And these adults are consuming an average of about eight drinks in a sitting. Are your patients glossing over their binge-drinking habits? Or are you among the lucky few whose patients all abstain from alcohol? Not likely. As a doctor, you know what it's like to be on the other end of the stethoscope. Even if you feel comfortable with the doctor who is asking about your drinking habits, you want to tell them what they......
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5 Factors to Determine the Best Drug Addiction Treatment for Women

Every addiction story is different—just like every addict is different. However, there are a few factors that can make a big difference when considering the many available detox and rehab options. For instance, there are major differences in addiction between women and men, which stem from a variety of factors. There are also cultural, racial and ethnic considerations, with some demographics being more prone to addiction than others. Women have one-of-a-kind needs when entering rehab, and choosing a suitable facility is the first step towards a successful life of addiction management. If you ......
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10 Ways to Reduce Your Household Expenses

If you’re in the health and medical industry, sticking to a budget can be tough. You work long hours, your income might be constantly changing, and it can be tough to take care of daily tasks while trying to prioritize household expense reduction. However, no matter how large or small your budget, there are always ways to reduce your household expenses. Start by tackling what you know—how can you utilize your career in the health and medical industry to save money and go a little greener? Consider these ten ways to reduce expenses, save more and be kinder to the earth: Complete regular home e......
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10 Tips for Properly Educating Your Child About the Dangers of Drugs and Alcohol

Everyone remembers “the talk” with their parents (no, not that one). In some cases, we remember the lack of a talk. During the 1980s and 90s, it was all about DARE classroom presentations. Some parents believe in openly and responsibly drinking in front of their children to model good behavior, others are vigilant about preaching the risks of drug and alcohol use (not to mention abuse), and still others take a don’t-tell-and-hope-the-kids-don’t-ask approach. What really are the best ways to educate kids about drug and alcohol dangers? Start young, and be consistent. Talking about life’s tempt......
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4 Breakthroughs in Women’s Healthcare in the Last 10 Years

Some women can’t fathom a time when mammograms were painful or full body mole mapping wasn’t the norm. For younger women with the Mirena IUD, the thought of having a menstrual cycle might even seem like a distant dream (or nightmare) from their teenaged years. In fact, the recent increased interest in IUDs, particularly the Mirena which is known for often causing menstrual cycles to lighten or disappear completely, was especially regaled as women feared the loss of birth control options with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. However, many of our favorite medical breakthroughs are relative......
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The Coming Effects of Stem Cells on Optometry

As an optical professional, you may have posters adorning your clinic illustrating the eye anatomy or various diseases. However due to recent innovations and breakthroughs in stem cell research for eye care, some of those malady illustrations may become a thing of the past. Through the use of differentiated cells originating from pluripotent stem cells, treatment methods have been able to preserve vision, halt disease progression, or completely restore vision by replacing damaged cells. Here we’ll detail the current direction of research and its effects on the industry:   Combating dege......
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Glasses, Contacts, Surgery - Which is Right for You?

Glasses, Contacts, Surgery - Which is Right for You?
Over 50% of Americans report vision ailments such as nearsightedness, farsighted and astigmatism. Given these numbers, there is a good chance you yourself have noticed distances becoming murkier and faces becoming more obscured with age. You ultimately end up surrendering to the fact that you need a vision aid. Many different people of all ages, ranging from toddlers to adults, have found that they need the assistance of prescription lenses to see to the best of their ability. The most commonly used method of vision correction comes in the form of eyeglasses. However, in the past 40 years ......
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8 Tips for Preventing Digital Eye Strain at Work

8 Tips for Preventing Digital Eye Strain at Work
In today’s digital world, many Americans spend multiple hours per day staring at computers, laptops, smart phones, tablets and other electronics. As our lives become more digital, eye doctors have noticed that our eyes are becoming less sharp.   Have your eyes ever felt tired, dry or irritated after a few hours of working on a computer? If so, you may have a condition called Digital Eye Strain (also referred to as Computer Vision Symptom). Nearly 70% of employed US adults claim to have experienced digital eyestrain symptoms from the increasing usage of digital devices, as reported by t......
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This article is very nice article. Now a days everyone is using computer, mobile and other digital things, and it is added to thei... Read More
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5 Simple Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Eyes

5 Simple Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Eyes
Your eyes do a lot of work each and every day.  Thus, it is important to take the necessary steps to protect them so they can serve you well into the future. Caring for them goes well outside of the doctor’s office. Yourhealth and lifestyle choices make an impact on your overall body, your eyes included. Taking measures now can decrease your risk of developing common age-related eye conditions such as: cataracts (the clouding of the lens in your eyes), macular degeneration (damage to the area of the retina that perceives light) and glaucoma (damage to the eye’s optic nerve).  There ......
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7 Reasons To Check Your Eyes Regularly

If we want to stay healthy, we all know how important it is to eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, and get checked by our doctor every year. Clearly, those things are critical in order for us to take care of and monitor our bodies and our overall health.   But how often do you get your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist? Unless you wear glasses or notice your vision changing, how likely are you to even think about the health of your eyes? After all, your eyes don’t affect your body’s health. You won’t gain weight, increase your chances of cancer, increase the likeli......
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What You Need to Know About Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a type of physical therapy, specifically developed to assist the eyes and brain. It is often a part of the treatment for things like convergence insufficiency, crossed eyes, lazy eye, and certain disabilities related to reading and learning. Often, a learning disability is due to the inability to see well enough to read comfortably. These are the situations where vision therapy can be a great asset to those who were afraid medical science could do nothing more for them and their eyes. Many who see the term "vision therapy" might immediately think of eye exercises, which some......
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Pregnancy Nursing and Your Eyes

Pregnancy Nursing and Your Eyes
When three words are presented together; pregnancy, nursing, and vision, one of those doesn't quite seem to fit. Yet, your eyes are a part of your body, and there are few parts of a woman that go unchanged during pregnancy. One woman's story recounts a time when she went to the grocery store and couldn't read some of the labels no matter how closely she looked because her vision was suddenly blurry. It was such a sudden change that street signs she had no trouble reading on the way to the store were unreadable on the way home. She visited an optometrist who prescribed eyeglasses to her - a w......
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6 Important Facts About Cataracts

6 Important Facts About Cataracts
According to the National Eye Institute, a cataract is a clouding in the lens of the eye that affects vision. The lens is a clear section in the eye that focuses images on the retina in the back of the eye. The image projected onto the retina is then transmitted through the optic nerve to the brain, allowing sight. If the retina is clouded by a cataract, light is partially blocked on its way through the lens, causing blurry vision. Cataracts mostly occur in older people as one of the facets of aging. In fact, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have gone through cataract......
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Wow it's good article and excellent information spreading and Unfortunately, once the lens of the eye has become cloudy, there is ... Read More
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