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.
As you age, one of the things that often changes is the wide array of foods that you are able to eat. Many times the changes to your diet may be a result of medical issues, or medications that you are taking, but they may also be because your taste has changed, and you no longer like certain foods. It is often easy to avoid foods that you do not like when you are taking your meals in an assisted living facility.