Glaucoma – The Silent Thief of Sight

In 2018, World Glaucoma Week falls on the week of March 11-18. This time is dedicated to raising awareness for the importance of this ocular disease, which is easy to control but difficult to spot without targeted screening. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes progressive damage of the optic… [Read More]

Protect Yourself from the Flu

You’ve rubbed your nose raw with a hundred tissues and still you can’t seem to breathe right. You’ve tried nearly everything to soothe your scratchy throat but you still cringe every time you have to swallow. Your head won’t stop pounding, and even the soft fabric of your shirt feels like sandpaper grating away on… [Read More]

Take our Diabetes Test

Did you know that nearly 50% of people with diabetes are unaware of their disease? The bodies of diabetics cannot properly process glucose due to a lack of, or a resistance to, a hormone called insulin. Without insulin the body cannot properly extract glucose from the blood, and even though blood sugar is elevated, glucose… [Read More]

Infectious diseases

Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms — such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. They’re normally harmless or even helpful, but some may cause disease. An easy way to catch most infectious diseases is by coming into contact with a person, or animal, who has the infection. Many germs, however, can linger on objects,… [Read More]

Protect Your Heart

The American Heart Association efficiently brings to our attention the importance of the seven pillars of cardiovascular health. The best thing about these good habits is that they all compliment one another, and there is plenty of overlap in their beneficial effects. On a very basic level, getting sufficient exercise, eating right and quitting unhealthy… [Read More]

Dry Eye

We may find that the advent of this windy, cold, dry season can dehydrate us in various ways. The harsh weather can lead to chapped lips, and the development of tender, rashlike patches of dry skin on our knuckles and other areas. Though we may not give it much thought, our eyes can also become… [Read More]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women from developed countries. Unfortunately, as many as one in every seven women will get breast cancer at some time in her life. Although this is overwhelmingly a female disease, about 1% of cases do occur in men. Amongst women, breast cancer becomes… [Read More]

Tips for Ragweed Allergy

Ragweed, found growing in fields and beside roads, is responsible for most of late summer and early fall allergy symptoms like runny nose and itchy eyes but can also lead to more serious problems such as sinus infection and asthma.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body does not produce enough insulin.