For an adult, getting the flu can be extremely annoying. It makes you feel terrible, distracts you from your work, and makes it difficult to complete day-to-day activities. For a child, getting the flu can be extremely dangerous and result in weeks of bed rest, or even a stay in the hospital. In order to make sure that your child stays well during this flu season, take these three steps to protect him or her.
Do you often find yourself squinting as you are trying to see? Are objects frequently out of focus? Do you get headaches from reading? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may be suffering from astigmatism. Astigmatism is a vision problem that is also known as a refractive error—these errors occur when the eyes have difficulty focusing light Astigmatism is so common that nearly 9/10 people experience it to some degree, many without knowing it!
If you are a music lover, you likely use your portable music player frequently. However, prolonged listening to portable music players can lead to noise-induced hearing loss. Noise-induced Hearing Loss occurs when the tiny sensory cells of the inner ear get damaged. Though portable music players have been around for years, hearing loss results from the volume of songs they can hold now. Old portable devices could only play one tape at a time. Here are some ways you can avoid noise-induced hearing loss while listening to music with headphones.
Everyone needs a good primary care physician who they can go to for basic medical care. There are a ton of doctors out there who have family practices, however, and it can be tough to choose the one who is right for you. Luckily, there are a few things that you can look for to help you find a good primary care physician. If your doctor doesn't have these qualities, then it might be time to find a different practice.
An estimated 2.2 million suffer from this debilitating disease, but half of that number don't know it. How can this be? The unfortunate truth is that glaucoma can be hard to predict, and even harder to recognize it once it happens. Here are a few factors that can help determine if you're at risk for developing the eye condition that is the most common cause of blindness in the world—and if you are, what you should do about it.