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Dental Care In A Time Of Social Distancing: What You Can Do

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Along with all the challenges we face with social distancing to stay as safe as possible against COVID-19, an important question – especially for seniors – is what to do about dental care. In an effort to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the American Dental Association issued a recommendation to all dentists to postpone elective procedures. This includes routine dental cleanings...

Managing Stress In A Stressful Time

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Feeling stressed out? No one blames you. It seems overnight we went from going about our normal lives to being unable to dine out with friends, visit family, or even to see a movie. Everything suddenly seems uncertain. Managing stress is important during this challenging time. The first step may be to change our attitude towards stress and recognize that it’s not stress itself but our attitude...

When Should You Visit Your Eye Doctor In The Age of Social Distancing?

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You know how important taking care of your vision is. Routine visits to your eye doctor are an essential part of maintaining good eye health. But with concerns about COVID-19 all over the news and the priority to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, should you wait to visit your eye doctor? The answer is, it depends. As of March 17, The American Academy of Ophthalmology hadn’t issued any...

Staying Home? Be Sure To Avoid At-Home Injuries.

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In this time of many of us staying at home and only leaving for essentials like groceries, it’s important to know the most common accidents that occur in the home, and how to prevent or treat them. The most common accidents are trips and falls. Keep the house clean and make sure that there are no objects on the floor, and that electrical or phone cords are safely out of the way of your footpath...

The Couch Can Wait. Get Up and Work-Out From Home!

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Many people are adjusting daily routines to work from home to reduce the risk of COVID-19. But with gyms and fitness centers closed for the time being, all of us have to find ways to adapt to work-out from home. Maintaining an exercise routine right now is essential. Staying physically active is good for our physical health and our mental well-being. In these times, that latter half is especially...

Want To Reduce Stress? Reduce Your Stress-Eating.

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If ever there was a time for comfort food, this would be it. But if anxiety is causing you to reach for that pint of ice cream, you might want to reconsider. You’re probably all too familiar with sugar’s harmful effects on physical health and how reducing sugar can help lose weight and lower the risk of disease. While reducing sugar intake can result in a physically healthier you, sugar’s impact...

Art Garfunkel: Grooviest Math Teacher Ever!

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“I would have been happy being a teacher,” says the 78-year-old singer/actor, reflecting back on the year he took a break from the music business and taught math at Litchfield Preparatory School in Connecticut. “I loved the curriculum; I loved the act of teaching.” After instant fame from the album, Bridge Over Troubled Water, teaching gave him an opportunity to take a...

When It Comes to Eye Health, Most Americans Have Blinders On

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In a recent survey by The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 81% of more than 3,500 U.S. adults said they’re knowledgeable about vision health. However, only 19% knew the three main causes of blindness in the United States (glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease), less than half were aware that vision loss and blindness don’t affect all people...

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