When to Call the Dermatologist About a Birthmark

Blog

For the most part, birthmarks are merely a skin discoloration or a raised area you hardly ever think about. You were either born with the mark or it appeared sometime during your first year of life. You may notice that it fades or shrinks as you get older, or it may become more noticeable. All of this is perfectly normal and nothing to be concerned about. There are times, however, when it would be best to have a dermatologist look at it or remove it.

20 January 2017

Reasons Why Your Optometrist Might Use RK Instead Of LASIK

Blog

LASIK, or laser-assisted vision correction surgery, is a very common procedure now. If you have been considering it, it is best to see your optometrist first. You may be surprised to learn that not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK, and you may be one of these people. Instead, your optometrist may decide that RK, or radial keratotomy, is the more ideal surgical procedure for you. Here are some reasons why your optometrist might use RK (a somewhat outdated procedure) instead of LASIK for your eyes.

14 November 2016

Three Factors To Consider When Booking A Funeral Home

Blog

When a loved one passes away, you're quickly thrust into the position of choosing a funeral home that can accommodate the type of service you need. Although time is of the essence during this process, it's never the best plan to simply choose the first funeral home you visit. Instead, plan to visit three or four facilities and speak to a funeral director or other representative at each. Beyond the basics of asking about the price and availability, there are a handful of other factors to consider before you make up your mind.

17 July 2015

3 Tips For Preventing Back Pain

Blog

You have responsibilities. You can't afford to slow down due to debilitating back pain. If you want to prevent back pain before it has a chance to become a reality, try these three tips. 1. Place an ice pack on the injury. Cold helps to quell inflammation that causes the pain and soreness. This is especially helpful during the first 24 hours after an injury. Just be sure to alternate placing the pack and removing it every ten minutes to give your back a break from the cold.

5 November 2014

How A Grin Lift Can Turn A Permanent Frown Into A Smile

Blog

A person's smile is an important social tool. A smile portrays confidence, likability, and friendliness, and people who smile are often perceived as more attractive than those who do not smile. Unfortunately, some people have an "angry" resting face, and their default facial expression is a frown. A person with a permanent frown can now turn it "upside down" with a cosmetic surgery procedure called the "grin lift." What is a Grin Lift?

5 November 2014

3 Ways To Improve A Troubled Marriage

Blog

It is no secret that marriage is hard. Once you get past the honeymoon stage, you start noticing things about your spouse that you may not have noticed before. You have to get used to living with another person, and sharing your ideas and opinions. Often times people change as the years go by, which can also cause more problems in marriage. However, the key in all of this is putting the effort into having a healthy and loving marriage.

5 November 2014

Decrease Your Chances Of Injury With Cross-Training

Blog

If you're like most runners, you prefer to run. After all, if your goal is to complete a marathon, you're probably expecting to do quite a bit of running in the months leading up to it. And while, yes, running is an essential component to marathon training, variety is the spice of life. Switching up your workouts with different cross-training activities can keep injuries and boredom at bay. Consider adding these three exercises into your weekly training.

5 November 2014

Eye Exams: Two Questions You May Be Wondering

Blog

Your eyes are highly complex organs that allow you to see the world around you, but it is an unfortunate fact of life that your vision can start to deteriorate as you age. While eye doctors can treat many of these conditions, it is always preferable to have these conditions diagnosed and treated early. Due to this, you should regularly visit your eye care provider for these exams, but many people do not appreciate the benefits of these exams because they think they will be inconvenient.

5 November 2014