How Cataract Surgery Has Changed for the Better

Cataract surgery has come a long way over the decades, and is now one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world. Improvements in surgical techniques and lens replacement technology have transformed cataract surgery, and they continue to evolve to this day. According to Unite for Sight, cataract surgery permits millions of people to […]

Do You Have Glaucoma — and Not Know It?

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of preventable blindness in the world. More than four million Americans have glaucoma, but according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, only half of these individuals know they have the disease. Here’s what you need to know about glaucoma, its symptoms and treatment options. What causes glaucoma? Glaucoma occurs […]

5 Advantages of Private Senior Care

If you have an aging loved one who needs special attention, it can be difficult to find a care provider you trust. It’s important to choose a senior care service that fits comfortably into your family member’s lifestyle and can fulfill their individual needs. While there are plenty of quality live-in facilities available, private senior […]

How Can Physical Therapy Help with Balance?

Q:  What symptoms and risks are most commonly associated with “bad balance”? A:  Good balance is often taken for granted.  Most people don’t find it difficult to walk across a gravel driveway, transition from walking on a sidewalk to grass, or get out of bed in the middle of the night without stumbling.  However, with […]

How School Athletics Benefit Students

Sports may be a fun way for kids to get active, but athletic programs can also positively impact student development. “We’ve seen firsthand how athletics develop our students’ leadership and character capabilities,” says Eric Denton, headmaster at St. John’s Christian Academy, a private K3-12 school in Moncks Corner, S.C. “They also encourage good sportsmanship and […]

What is an effective exercise workout?

The answer: 100 MEPs In this age of big commercial gyms that promise everything for very little money, we decided to find out what the smaller mom and pops places were doing to differentiate themselves. The first thing we noticed was that the less expensive options were the most crowded. In order to pay the […]