Arthritis 101

Changing Your Reaction to Pain Thinking of arthritis pain as a signal that may be changed by taking positive action is a healthy approach.  Following your doctor’s treatment plan is important, of course.  Adding these tips can make a difference, too.  Use them to...

Children’s Eye Exams

When Should They Start? Children need eye exams to ensure healthy vision.  But less than 22% of preschool children receive vision screening and less than 14% receive an eye exam.  Vision screening can reveal a possible vision problem but can’t diagnose it.  A...

Too Much Sun?

Be Smart When Treating a Sunburn To help heal sunburned skin, take cool baths or showers to ease pain.  Pat yourself dry, leaving a bit of water on your skin.  Apply moisturizer, choosing one that contains aloe vera.  If an area feels particularly uncomfortable, you...

Back-to-School Safety

Know the Rules for Driving Near a School Bus School buses are one of the safest forms of transportation on the road today.  The reality of school-bus safety is that more children are hurt outside the bus than inside as passengers.  Most of the children who lose their...

Rx Gourmet

Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly – and Delicious Citrus Garlic Roasted Shrimp Serves 4 (about 9 jumbo shrimp per person) So many cooks shy away from cooking seafood, including shrimp, because they think it is difficult.  It really isn’t.  The only critical part of...

Your Healthy Eyes

What Is a Cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye.  By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.  The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps to focus an image on the retina.  The lens must be...