High Intraocular Pressure: Should You Be Worried?

When you go to the eye doctor for your annual checkup, they usually administer the air puff test in which a puff of air is propelled towards your eye. The degree to which your eye resists this puff of air tells your eye doctor your intraocular pressure. If you've been told you have high intraocular pressure, you may be a bit concerned. Here's a closer look at what this remark means and how your eye doctor may go about determining the cause of your high intraocular pressure. [Read More]

Three Tips For Combating Knee Pain As A Runner

Running offers a plethora of health benefits. In fact, scientists have found that running can prevent strokes, heart disease, obesity, and much more. While running can be a great way to get in your allotted amount of exercise per week, once injury could end up sidelining you. One of the biggest injury complaints from runners is runner's knee. This is when the kneecap rests on the hip bone. In return, this can cause a great deal of pain and force you to stop running, or it can be a dull pain that remains annoying. [Read More]

Three Tips for Helping Your Elderly Parents Avoid Addiction to Pain Killers

As you age, your parents start noticing more aches and pains than they once had. Their muscles are not as strong and their bones start to weaken. When your parents experience more aches and pains, they may run to grab some medicine to help relieve the symptoms they are having. Unfortunately, relying on medications for aches and pains can lead to chemical dependency. In fact, the number of addicts over the age of 50 is supposed to reach 6 million by the year 2020. [Read More]

3 Reasons Your Seasonal Allergies Can Hurt Your Ears

If you have seasonal allergies, you're probably all too familiar with the unrelenting sneezing, the watery eyes, and the constant runny nose. While these are the most common symptoms associated with allergic reactions, there are less common manifestations of allergies. Some of these other symptoms may include changes in your skin texture, gastrointestinal problems, and even hearing loss. Here are three reasons your seasonal allergies may hurt your ears and what you can do about them. [Read More]