Are You a Smoker? Why Your Eye Doctor Needs to Know

Much like a checkup with your physician, optometrists will ask you a series of questions about your health and your habits. Although it can be tempting to hide certain facts about your health and your habits such as smoking, it's important to be truthful with your eye doctor. Like your regular physician, your optometrist is asking these questions to determine if your vision or your health is at risk. While hiding the fact that you smoke may seem like a rather small omission, it's one that could cost you your vision. Read More 

Treatments For Acute Low Back Pain

Many people experience back pain. It has been estimated that the prevalence of back pain in the United States is nearly eighty-percent, meaning that four out of five people are likely to experience back pain at some point in their life. Although there are many factors that can contribute to back pain, a common cause of back pain is a car accident. Car accidents can be traumatic for many tissues in the body, but especially those in the back. Read More 

4 Tips To Keep Your Teeth Bright After A Professional Whitening Treatment

When you get your teeth professionally whitened at your dentist's office, the results can be amazing! But even a professional grade whitening treatment will not last forever. Luckily, there are several ways to keep your teeth as bright as possible after a whitening treatment. If you plan to visit your dentist to have your teeth whitened, remember the following tips: Try to Avoid Food and Drinks That Stain Teeth Common foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea, dark soda, wine, berries, and sauces like soy sauce and tomato sauce, are known to discolor and stain teeth. Read More 

Those Annoying Aches And Pains Might Be From Food Allergies

You may periodically have headaches, constipation, stomach aches and diarrhea, but write them all off as having a bad day or eating something a little off for lunch. You may actually be experiencing a food allergy. Most food allergies can be successfully treated or avoided. Learn how various foods can cause you to be uncomfortable: The Biggest Offenders Just eight foods that you may encounter daily cause 90 percent of the food allergies, says the Mayo Clinic. Read More 

First Pregnancy? Calculating Your Baby’s Due Date

When you learn you are pregnant for the first time, you will likely start counting down to your due date. Your doctor will give you a certain date, but do not expect this to be exact. In many cases, your baby will come a little before or after this date.  Enjoy your pregnancy as long as you can, and let your baby decide when it wants to come out into the world. Read More