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Eyes Are The Story
When you think about eye health, your thoughts may not immediately go to makeup - but maybe they should! Èyes Are The Story was founded in 2016 by Amy Gallant Sullivan as a new line of optocosmetics and skincare that puts eye health first. I recently reached out to Amy to ask her a...
Conquering Brain Fog: 5 Tips For a Clearer Mind
There's nothing more frustrating than the inability to focus when faced with a long to-do list. Time continues to tick away, and you've yet to check a single item off the list. While a lack of focus happens to us all from time to time, when you're consistently struggling to think clearly, you could be experiencing a...
Dyslexia Explained
One of the most common learning disabilities, dyslexia is a language-based condition that impacts the lives of many. Dyslexia has the potential to cause children to have difficulty performing in school and in early employment opportunities. When dyslexia is appropriately identified and addressed, both young people and adults lead productive and satisfying lives while managing the effects...
The Dangers of High Blood Pressure
Did you know that high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the most common conditions in the United States? According to the American Heart Association, more than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure.  As a clinician, I see patients every day with this condition. However, it rarely causes symptoms. Very...
A close up photo of a child's eyes
Are you concerned about large prescription changes in your child’s glasses? How much change in a child’s glasses prescription would initiate an optometrist to look into myopia control? What is myopia control and is it appropriate for me or my child? In this article, you'll learn everything you need to know about myopia control.
Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee) - What You Need To Know
One of the most common causes of knee pain that I have encountered in practice, especially amongst active individuals, is pain related to patellofemoral syndrome. Commonly called “runner’s knee,” it is often manifested by pain under or around the kneecap. In this article, you'll learn all about patellofemoral syndrome, including what it is, why it occurs, and how it...
3 Ways To Manage Multiple Sclerosis at Home
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition where the body’s immune system destroys the protective nerve coverings and can be difficult to live with. The damage that occurs causes an impaired nerve impulse and leads to common symptoms such as fatigue, pain all over the body, changes in sensation, muscle stiffness, muscle paralysis, impaired coordination, and vision changes. Symptoms of...
5 Effective Ways To Help Your Anxious Child
If you are a parent of an anxious child, you know that even simple morning tasks can take longer than you may expect. Dealing with an anxious child makes your heartache for they do not know how to overcome their nervousness and introversion to explore the world. Living with a child who exhibits these behaviors tests your patience. Many...
ADHA Treatment Options (Including Medical and Non-Medical Alternatives)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that causes children and adults to display impulsive behaviors, experience difficulty focusing, and symptoms of restlessness. A condition that is closely related to ADHD is attention-deficit disorder, also known as ADD. While ADD is no longer a recognized diagnosis by the Fifth Edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical...
5 Unexpected Ways Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health 
Congratulations! You're expecting a little bundle of joy, and you're understandably excited. However, you might not anticipate all the ways pregnancy can change your body.  Many women expect to gain a few pounds or develop a stretch mark or two. However, few realize the ways pregnancy affects your mouth. It's crucial to take particularly good care of your oral hygiene...