Author: Chris Winters

Proven Eye Protection Tips: Computer Screens

Eye protection is more important than ever in the age of device screens. Computers have made life more convenient in many ways, but looking at a screen all day can be hard on your eyes. You may feel like your eyes are tired after a long day, or you might get headaches from increased eye strain. This is fairly common, said Ming Wang. The Harvard MD and MIT PhD (laser spectroscopy) said computer-related vision problems are growing and shared some ways to protect your eyes. “We are currently experiencing an epidemic in the deterioration of eye condition called computer...

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Why You May Need a Dental Checkup More Often Than Every 6 Months

While dentists usually recommend you get a dental checkup and cleaning twice a year, there are several reasons why you might need to see your dentist more often. Certain health issues can make more frequent cleanings a necessity and give your dentist a chance to monitor your overall health. In addition, personal preference can play a part in going more than twice a year. Frequent dental checkups are important for your overall health. “Your dentist may be the first person to discover a major medical issue,” said Brent Rusnak, DDS. Here are some reasons you might need to see...

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What Does Tooth Pain Mean?

Whether it’s a sharp jab out of the blue or a nagging ache that lasts for days, tooth pain can be distressing. It’s also difficult to see what might be going on with your teeth, but too often people put off checking with a professional about their oral health in case it’s bad news. That’s a mistake, said New York dentist Edward Alvarez, DDS. ”Pain is your body telling you something is wrong, something is damaged,” he said. “It should never be ignored.” Letting pain go on too long can cause problems that are harder to fix down the...

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How to Buy Dental Insurance Online

It doesn’t have to be a hassle to buy dental insurance online. In fact, a reputable online resource or broker will be able to provide you with all the tools you need to pick just the right plan for you. You just have to know what to look for. These tools can help you compare a variety of plans, and that’s key when it comes to picking out dental insurance online, says Suzanne Ducote, director of individual business development at Starmount Insurance. “Always compare features and compare plans side by side,” she says. A new year is a great...

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Glaucoma Awareness: Learn Risk Factors, Tips for Prevention

Glaucoma is often known as the “sneak thief of sight” — everyone has at least some risk of getting it, its symptoms are often unnoticed and it can cause partial or full blindness. A study by the Eye Diseases Prevalence Research Group estimates that more than three million people have glaucoma, but only half know about it, making glaucoma awareness an important vision health issue. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, so now is a good time to learn more about the disease. “In the U.S. there is a significant and growing incidence of glaucoma, resulting in the second-leading cause...

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