Shift Work Sleep Disorder: If You Work The Overnight Shift, You May Be Affected

Posted on: 11 February 2015

Sleep disorders come in many forms. Typically, insomnia, narcolepsy and sleep apnea are most commonly known. However, if you've begun to work an overnight shift, during hours of which you're accustomed to sleeping, you may experience a different type of sleeping disorder known as shift work sleep disorder, often referred to as SWSD. Symptoms of shift work sleep disorder include fatigue, excessive sleepiness and insomnia. Forced to Be Nocturnal Most people are accustomed to sleeping during nighttime hours. [Read More]

Two Advances In Laser Surgery That Can Change Your Life

Posted on: 3 February 2015

The health and medical field is reaping perhaps the most life-changing results of recent advances in technology -- particularly surgical innovations. For many patients, traditional surgery was too risky a proposition to undertake due to age or health conditions. In the past few years, lasers have evolved enough to allow surgeons to perform "blood-free" operations that previously required general anesthesia or an extensive recovery. Read on to learn more about two recent advances in laser surgery that may be able to change your life. [Read More]

10 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Your Spider Veins

Posted on: 27 January 2015

Spider veins are small visible veins that are visible through the skin. As the name suggests, they generally branch out in several directions like spider legs. Spider veins are often caused by poor circulation and swelling. While spider veins are generally painless, many people want to get rid of them for cosmetic reasons. If you have pesky spider veins that are keeping you from wearing the clothing that you love, here are 10 easy ways to get rid of your spider veins. [Read More]

Three Eye Conditions That May Appear As You Age

Posted on: 16 October 2014

While some eye conditions, such as astigmatism and lazy eye, appear when a person is young, others do not arise until later in life. Many adults find that their vision begins to decline when they are in their 40s and 50s. Not all loss of vision is due to serious conditions -- many cases are simply a natural effect of aging and can be treated with a simple pair of glasses. [Read More]