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Consider these three statistics about the current state of eye health and eyecare services in the U.S. today:
- According to a 2012 National Health Interview Survey, 20.6 million American adults (18 years and older) reported that they experienced vision loss to some extent, many of whom rely on prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or LASIK surgery to see properly.
- It’s estimated that there are 61 million adults in the U.S. who are at a high risk of experiencing vision loss, but only half of these people have seen an optometrist for a comprehensive eye examination at least once in the past 12 months.
- If you spend at least two hours every day sitting in front of a computer screen, you’re 90% more likely to develop something called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), which is a con (more…)
From dry skin in winter to a bad breakout, there are plenty of skin conditions you may experience over the course of your life. Unfortunately, this can make it difficult to determine when a problem is severe enough to warrant a trip to a local dermatologist clinic. But while some problems might only need over-the-counter acne treatment products, others can indicate serious threats to your health and should be examined by a professional. If you notice any of the signs listed below, seek out the best rated dermatologist in your area today.
Your Skin is Suddenly Extremely Dry, or You’re Sweating More Than Usual
Finding a physician is easy, right? All you have to do is hope online, ask the almighty Google to find a doctor for you, fill out the right paperwork, and there you have it. Right?
Unfortunately, finding a doctor to switch to takes a bit more effort than that. Think about it. This is a person whom you’re literally trusting your well-being with, after all. You may even wind up making life-changing decisions based off of their opinions. With that in mind, should you do a bit more when finding a medical professional than just look online for one? Here’s what you should do.
Check With Your Insurance Network.
One of the first things you’re going t (more…)
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The onset of winter can bring unpleasant challenges for anyone. This is particularly true for those that use a wheelchair. Anything that depends on consistent contact with the ground is going to suffer as snow and ice start to fall and form. The wheels of a wheelchair are no different. In addition, because of the […]
Are you overweight? Obese? The World Health Organization defines being overweight as an individual with a BMI that is greater than 25. If your BMI is greater than 30, you are obese. But if you fall into one of these categories, you are not alone. The majority of all adults in the U.S. are trying […]
When a victim needs prompt medical care, a nearby responsible party can and should look up nearby medical care facilities to take them to. This may mean conducting an online search such as “where is urgent care near me,” or something more specific such as “urgent care centers within 10 miles” or “pediatric urgent care […]