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Four Simple and Effective Ways to Avoid Digital Eye Strain

Eye care professionals strongly recommend taking breaks throughout the workday to reduce eye fatigue and unnecessary eye strain. Technology is woven into every aspect of our lives, as we use it in our communication, careers, entertainment, and much more. Although there’s no denying how helpful and convenient technology can be, it can also be quite harmful to our health, especially ...

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7 Warning Signs of Age-Related Vision Problems

When it comes to your eyes, vision weakness from diseases like macular degeneration should make you take notice of these 7 warning signs of age-related eye problems and what you can do. The more you know the more chances you have to prevent eye problems from advancing in yourself or a loved one. Some Stats, But Don’t Panic Occupational Health and Safety ...

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Poor sleep can change your reaction to pain

Lack of sleep may make you more sensitive to pain, according to a study in the Jan. 28, 2019, issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers found that poor sleep interferes with certain pain centers of the brain and can change how a person perceives and reacts to discomfort. In the study, scientists scanned the brains of 25 healthy adults ...

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Essential oils for neuropathic pain relief

Neuropathy is a general term for conditions that develop as a result of nerve damage. One of the most common forms of neuropathy is diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which occurs in up to 50 percent of people with diabetes. Peripheral neuropathy typically affects a person’s hand and feet. It can cause pain, tingling, and numbness. Other types of neuropathy can also ...

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What Can the U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore?

Americans argue over insurance while Singaporeans keep perfecting the delivery of care. The health system in Singapore has some aspects that have appeal to the American left and some that conservatives might appreciate. SINGAPORE — Singapore’s health care system is sometimes held up as an example of excellence, and as a possible model for what could come next in the ...

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The path to sustainability is the key to survival

As the CEO of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, one of my responsibilities is to stay abreast of the latest conservation research to help ensure that our educational message is accurate and up to date. A scientific paper that crossed my desk recently summed up the human-caused pressures on the natural world in a way that is hard to ...

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How to Ease Joint Pain

That’s one reason why up to half of Americans over age 65 have osteoarthritis (OA), when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down. This causes pain and stiffness in areas like the knees, hips, and hands, which can make walking, climbing stairs, brushing your teeth, and even grasping a doorknob or pen challenging. Because OA has no cure, ...

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Reached a weight-loss plateau? Tips to lose those pesky pounds

Not being able to shed any more pounds after you thought you figured out the key to weight loss is quite possibly the most frustrating thing when you’re trying to get healthier. You’re still watching your calorie intake, eating healthy foods and exercising, but the number on the scale has remained at a steady standstill for the past few weeks. ...

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Sri Lanka Devastated On Easter Morning

Across Sri Lanka on Sunday morning, travelers and worshipers settled in at tables for Easter breakfast and into pews at churches on the country’s east and west coasts, where they had come to celebrate a holy resurrection. Then the explosions began. Between 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, in three cities, suicide bombers at three luxury hotels and three ...

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A Survival Guide for the Trump White House

All the White House comings and goings raise a question: What does it take to remain in President Donald Trump’s favor and keep your job? If the show were called Survivor: White House Edition (and with the former Apprentice host as president, the conceit feels apt), what sorts of skills does one need to avoid the ax? No president in ...

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