What The Sun Is Really Doing To Your Skin

The sun feels good on your skin and gives you a healthy dose of vitamin D. But too much exposure to the sun can turn into an unhealthy situation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 60 thousand people each year contract skin cancer. Learn how to get the health benefits from your time in the sun without putting yourself at risk. What You Can't See Does Hurt You Read More 

What To Expect From A Laminectomy For Your Lower Back Pain

You've been through physical therapy, muscle relaxers and pain medications but still have those sharp pains in your lower back and leg. Your doctor is now recommending surgery on your spine to relieve your pain. A laminectomy removes some of the bone in your spine that is causing nerve irritation and pain. While this is a common procedure done by an orthopedics doctor, it is still considered major surgery. Here is what you can expect as you prepare for, undergo and recover from a laminectomy procedure. Read More 

3 Areas To Focus On When Selecting Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses are more than just a fashionable accessory you can wear outdoors. If you plan on wearing them, they can be just as important as your normal glasses. Before buying your prescription sunglasses, it is important that you know what to look for. UV Absorption The main reason for wearing prescription sunglasses is that they help to protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. The level of UV absorption is just as important for glasses as it is for sunblock. Read More 

Preventing Gum Disease When You Have Diabetes

More and more people in the United States are being diagnosed with diabetes. This horrible disease affects the nerves, kidneys, heart, and other organs. Unfortunately, it can also affect oral health.  As dreadful as this problem is, much research has been done to try to combat or prevent complications before they get out of control. Below are five tips to help anyone with diabetes to prevent gum disease. Brush, Brush, and Brush Read More 

Tips To Help You Select The Right Sunscreen For You

Selecting a sunscreen isn't as simple as just grabbing a bottle from your local pharmacy and applying it. You need to be sure you have the right sunscreen for your specific needs, which means reading the bottles carefully to ensure you have the right sun protection. The labels on sunscreens have changed and will now tell you if they are just protecting you from a simple sunburn, or protecting your skin from cancer. Read More