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All The Right Friends: Your Association Has Your Back

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Did you know there’s a group of people with a similar background to you who are eager to have you join them (if you haven’t already)?  When you join your association, you join a group of peers who are looking forward as much as you are to enjoying events together. Whether you’re an active worker or retired, whether your membership has lapsed or you’re considering joining for the first time...

A Revolution You Can Hear: Amazing Innovations in Hearing Aids

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Kelly used to think having to wear her hearing aid was a nuisance. For starters, she was always frustrated with the sound quality and she never liked the way the device looked in her ear. “To be honest, I always felt self-conscious wearing my hearing aid. I always felt other people would saw it, and think, ‘She’s hard of hearing’.” Kelly was always the first among her friends to learn about new...

The Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implant surgery is a common dental procedure intended to replace a natural tooth or teeth. With dental implants, tooth roots are replaced with metal screw-like posts, while missing or damaged teeth are replaced with artificial crowns that function and look just like real ones. Bridges and dentures can frequently be effective solutions, but sometimes the prosthetics do not fit well or a...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dentures

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Has a dentist ever warned you, “If you ignore your teeth, they’ll go away”? Losing teeth is never easy, but fortunately, there is a common and efficient option: Dentures. Teeth provide three different benefits. They help us bite and chew food. They help us in our speech by contributing to articulation and producing various sounds. And, of course, they give us a friendly and attractive look and...

Tele-Optometry Offers Convenience and Quality Care for The Future of Eye Care

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The current pandemic means many of us are trying out new ways of doing everyday tasks and experimenting with technology. While it has been a difficult period for everyone, there are some useful lessons and learnings we can take from the experience.   When we start to experience COVID-19 recovery, we won’t simply revert back to the previous ways. Though time will tell what the new normal will...

Looking Out for Your Eyesight

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No matter how old you are, you don’t have to suffer from poor eyesight. Maintaining your vision, even well into your golden years, can be easily achieved with a few simple things. Keep Your Eyes Lubricated Dry Eye Syndrome (medically known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is a common ailment where eyes feel dry and irritated. People of all ages experience it, but the condition becomes more common...

Another Reason to Visit Your Dentist: Your COVID-19 Vaccine

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Health care workers stretch thin in responding to record numbers of coronavirus hospitalizations. Many states are scrambling to find extra hands with the skills to help get shots into arms. Some are finding the solution to this problem with the help of dentist and retirees. A report by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and National Governors Association cites 20 states that are...

Want Healthy Eyes? Use Both Plan A and Plan B

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For many people, eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables is enough to keep their eyes healthy. But whether because of getting older or suffering from certain serious eye diseases, you may also want to add vitamin supplements to your daily dietary intake to keep your eyes healthy and your sight sharp. Vitamin A Vitamin A is one of the most important vitamins for eye health...

Whether or Not Your Eyes Are Still 20/20, Follow the 20-20-20 Rule

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Looking at screens for long periods of time can put a heavy strain on our eyes. Whether it’s looking at our phones, reading emails on our computers, or watching a movie on TV, prolonged time spent looking at a screen can make your eyes feel achy and cause your vision to blur. One reason for the strain is we blink less often while looking at screens. This can cause our eyes to dry out and begin to...

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