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The eyes do more than allow us to see; they also have something to say.  In fact, certain conditions observed in the eye during routine eye exams could indicate underlying health problems. How exactly? The arrangement of blood vessels at the back of the eye, also known as the retina vasculature, is closely connected to…

Many of us will start this weekend as we start every other weekend, often with either a hectic “to-do” list, planned social activities and/or just some planned relaxation. The biggest distress will seemingly to  be whether or not it will all get done. But this is not a normal weekend.  As we know, twenty years…

The original objective of Labor Day was to help offset the pressure of long working hours and little to no time off, in short literally to give workers a break. Although labor laws and workplace safety requirements have since been addressed by legislators some time ago, the need to step back and take a break…

Stressful situations can trigger a cascade of stress hormones that produce identifiable physiological changes. Whether the stress is a result of external challenges such as a looming work deadline, or an internal trigger such as persistent worrying about losing a job or financial pressures, any stress trigger will initiate some physiological response in your body. …

During the first half of 2021 a total of 21,061 organ transplants have been performed in the U.S. according to data from United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), which serves as the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network under federal contract. Organ transplants from deceased donors are also up by 11%. A total of 17,821 deceased…

August 15th is National Relaxation Day. It was actually founded in 1985 by a fourth grader named Sean Moeller who suggested that on this day people should not do anything other than just relax. That simple. Stress is a feeling that more and more of us are becoming all too familiar with. Whether it is…

What causes atrial fibrillation?  Genetics and age play a role, but the big three contributing factors of A-fib are age, high blood pressure, and obesity. Because two of these three major contributing factors are within our control many cases of A-fib, just like many other forms of heart disease, are often preventable.  By taking control of our…

In 1964, a child psychologist named Boris Levinson coined the term “pet therapy” after he realized that his dog, Jingles, was instrumental in getting his patients to feel more comfortable in speaking to him. The children would interact with Jingles directly, allowing the doctor to make a connection. But Dr. Levinson was not the first…

Although one type of inflammation can actually be helpful to the body, the presence of another type has the potential to fuel major illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, and many types of cancer. If you have ever cut your finger, you have experienced inflammation.  This “acute” inflammation triggers a response within your body to stop…

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close to one-third of all U.S. adults over the age of 50 have little or no physical activity outside of work. Study after study finds physical activity is critical to preserving good heart and brain health, particularly as we age. However, despite the abundance of research that…

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