Bifocal, Multifocal, And Monovision Contact Lenses For Presbyopia

Many people find that, as they age, they have more and more difficulty focusing their eyes on close objects. You might notice that you're holding books or newspapers at arm's length or that you start to get headaches from spending long periods focused on close work. Are you becoming farsighted? If these symptoms begin in middle age, it's more likely that you have presbyopia. Farsightedness – or hyperopia – is caused by the shape of your eye, and people of any age can be farsighted.

Summer Activities Leave You With Aches And Pains? Get Relief Fast With These Home Remedies

Now that summer is here, you want to get outside and have fun. Unfortunately, summertime activities can leave you with aches and pains, especially if you over exert yourself or encounter certain insects. Before you head for the health clinic, try these simple home remedies instead. Strained Muscles Bending and stretching can leave you with some seriously strained muscles. You can alleviate the pain and discomfort by soaking up the Epsom salts.

Veins, Veins, Go Away: 4 Skin-Healthy Foods To Prevent Spider And Varicose Veins

Varicose and spider veins are both something that women (and men) hate, yet as much as 60 percent of the American population suffers from varicose veins. They are enlarged veins that are usually red or blue in color and are simply, well, unsightly. If you want to avoid suffering from either type of these unappealing veins, then it may help to know that you can change your diet to prevent them.

No Knives, No Problem: What You Need To Know About No-Surgery Facelifts

Rhytidectomy—commonly called a facelift—is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery in the United States, racking up over 130,000 procedures a year. However, fear of surgery can stop prospective customers from going under the knife, even if they desire the final results. One of the most exciting advances in cosmetic medicine is the introduction of a no-surgery facelift, which promises to give the same results without ever stepping into an operating room.

Four Important Questions About Hormone Replacement Therapy

You may be experiencing a situation where the symptoms of menopause have become too troublesome to ignore. Hot flashes, fuzzy thinking, mood swings and a lot of other irritating conditions makes it seem like you have premenstrual syndrome all the time. Hormone replacement therapy may not be your first thought, but for some it can work surprisingly well and is a reasonably safe option for many. Read on for answers to four key questions to see how HRT could be right for you.

3 Foods To Help Your Body Fight Against Colon Cancer

Being told you need a colonoscopy can be a scary thing. For some, a colonoscopy screening is merely a way to check for colon cancer and make sure you aren't at risk for a major health problem. If you are worried about your health and an upcoming screening, consider making some changes to your diet to give your health the boost it needs. Not sure which foods are best for fighting off cancer?

Regaining Hand and Arm Movement after a Stroke

If you've lost some of the function of your arm and hand because of a stroke, a disciplined approach to physical therapy can gain some of that back. You'll work with a physical therapist who is knowledgeable in stroke rehabilitation, but it is up to you to do many of the exercises on your own. The more effort you put into your arm and hand rehab, the more functionality you'll recover.

Prenatal Yoga

If you are pregnant and want to stay fit for the entire nine months, you should consider taking up yoga. Yoga is an ancient practice that actually means "spiritual discipline." It may date back as far as 3,000 B.C. and has become increasing popular in the last decade. More than 100 different schools of yoga exist, but they all focus on these main principles: relaxation, exercise, breathing, diet, positive thinking, and meditation, all things that particularly benefit the pregnant woman.

Why Kids Shouldn't Wear Backpacks with One Shoulder Strap

Whether carrying a heavy backpack can cause long-term disabilities isn't known; however, shoulder and back pain are frequent complaints of children who see orthopedic doctors. Often, the cause of pain is carrying backpacks that are too heavy or have only one shoulder strap. Even if a backpack has two straps, kids often sling it over one shoulder. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent your child from straining muscles that can cause shoulder, neck, and back pain.

Answering Faqs Concerning PEMF Treatment and Bone Fractures

Whether it is a simple fractured foot or a cracked bone, a bone fracture is definitely a big deal when it comes to your physical well-being. The appropriate healing time, which is usually at least four weeks, can seem like a lifetime when your physical capabilities and activities have to be limited. PEMF, or pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, is one form of treatment for fractures and broken bones that may not be all that common, but is definitely becoming a more familiar topic, especially if you have a broken bone.