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10 Facts About Myasthnia Gravis

Posted by Jenna Green on June 12, 2013 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)
  1. Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a chronic neuromuscular, autoimmune disease that causes varying degrees of weakness involving the voluntary muscles of the body
  2. Directly translated, myasthenia gravis means “grave muscle weaknness."
  3. This disease occurs in people of all races, genders, and at any age
  4. Approximately 70,000 ind...
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June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month! So What is it?

Posted by Jenna Green on June 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

What is myasthenia gravis and what are common symptoms?

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease that affects voluntary muscles.

Myasthenia gravis means “grave muscle weakness.” Symptoms include weakness in muscles that

control eye movements and eyelids, chewing, swallowing, coughing, facial expressions, arm and leg

movements, and breathing. The weakness tends to increase with conti...

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Scleroderma Facts That You Should Know!

Posted by Jenna Green on June 3, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

In celebration is National Scleroderma Awareness Month, here are some important facts to know.

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5 Important Vision Terms to Know!

Posted by Jenna Green on May 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are some key terms to know! Click on the word to find out what it means!

  1. Refractive Errors
  2. Nearsightedness
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Simple Tips for Healthy Eyes

Posted by Jenna Green on May 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Your eyes are an important part of your health.There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy eyes well into your golden years.

  • Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. You might think your vision ...
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Preventing Work-Related Eye Injuries

Posted by Jenna Green on May 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers receive medical treatment because of eye injuries sustained at work. Workplace injury is a leading cause of eye trauma, vision loss, disability, and blindness, and can interfere with your ability to perform your job and carry out normal activities.

 

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Tips for Finding an Eye Care Professional

Posted by Jenna Green on May 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes it can be difficult to choose a healthcare provider. It’s important to find someone you have good communication with, especially when it comes to your eye health. Here are a few tips for finding a local professional to provide your eye care:

  • Ask family members...
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What is your pathway to wellness? Let us know #mypath

Posted by Jenna Green on May 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

May is Mental Health Month. Mental Health America's Campaign this year is "Pathways to Wellness." T...

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See What You?ve Been Missing! Schedule an eye exam today!

Posted by Jenna Green on May 5, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A recent study by the National Eye Institute found that more than 11 million Americans have common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. While this number may sound alarming, the good news is that common vision problems can be detected thr...

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Financial Assistance for Eye Care

Posted by Jenna Green on May 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Many state and national programs provide financial assistance to people in need of eye care and corrective eyewear. You may want to contact the following organizations if you need help covering the cost of an eye exam and glasses or contact lenses.

 

EyeCare America...

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Healthy Eyes Start With a Dilated Eye Exam

Posted by Jenna Green on May 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Getting a comprehensive dilated eye exam is one of the best things you can do to keep your eyes healthy. In this painless procedure, an eye care professional examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs.Different from the basic eye exam one has to get for glasses or contact lenses, ...

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Facts at a Glance! #Mentalhealthmonth

Posted by Jenna Green on May 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

  • Approximately 3.5. million individuals are homeless in America.
  • In the U.S., 44 million people are living in poverty and 41.3 million are using food stamps.
  • Children living in poverty are seven times more likely ...
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Mental Health Month! Did you Know?

Posted by Jenna Green on May 2, 2013 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you know?

  • Connecting with others can help you to enjoy the times when you are alone.
  • Staying positive can improve your mood and your health.
  • If you quit smoking now, in 20 minutes your heart rate drops, and in 12 hours the carbon monoxide (a gas that can be toxic) in your blood drops to normal.
  • Exercising in “spurt...
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Keep an Eye on your Vision!!

Posted by Jenna Green on May 2, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Americans agree that eyesight has a huge impact on day-to-day living and is one of the senses they fear losing most. Unfortunately, people often do not pay attention to their eye health unless they notice a problem. Many common eye diseases that can lead to vision loss and blindness, such as diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), often have no early warning signs...

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May is Mental Health Month! Pathways to Wellness: Leading Full and Productive Lives

Posted by Jenna Green on May 1, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Wellness—it’s essential to living a full and productive life. We may have different ideas about what wellness means, but it involves a set of skills and strategies that prevent the onset or shorten the duration of illness and promote recovery and wellbeing. It...

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