Smartphone Oculitis

As smartphone use becomes increasingly prevalent, its ramifications on our health are becoming more obvious. A new report in BMC Ophthalmology has revealed that children who spent lots of time using smartphones exhibited more symptoms of dry-eye disease and myopia (near sightedness). As to the concern of dry-eye syndrome.  It was noted, giving up their devices for a month led to a reduction in their symptoms. Dry-eye syndrome occurs when a person’s eyes fail to produce enough tears. Staring at a screen means your eyes blink less, leading your tear film to evaporate more quickly. This causes your eyes to become...

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Trump and the Reversal of ACA

This information is directly from Trump-Pence official website. Since March of 2010, the American people have had to suffer under the incredible economic burden of the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare. This legislation, passed by totally partisan votes in the House and Senate and signed into law by the most divisive and partisan President in American history, has tragically but predictably resulted in runaway costs, websites that don’t work, greater rationing of care, higher premiums, less competition and fewer choices. Obamacare has raised the economic uncertainty of every single person residing in this country. As it appears Obamacare is certain to collapse...

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What is a Compounded Drug?

Compounded medicines are made specifically from my prescription by a pharmacist for you. Many times a medication is no longer made by the manufacturer, or a patient is unable to take the medication in the form that is commercially available. Hormones are most commonly compounded.  In these instances, a physician will contact a compounding pharmacy to provide solutions to these challenges.  We use FDA regulated, woman owned Wellness Pharmacy based in Birminham, Alabama and Pure Pharmacy locally. We can do many things for your needs. Customize dosages and strengths of medication Add flavoring to medications to make them more palatable...

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Have You Heard of the BEMER?

Have You Heard of the BEMER?

The BEMER ( Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation) can improve restricted circulation in the smallest blood vessels and thus support the body’s own self-healing and regeneration processes. The circulation is the human body’s supply system of vital oxygen. Almost 75% of it is in the area of the smallest blood vessels (microcirculation).  Used all over Europe, this device can help dissolve blood clots, promote blood flow to the heart attack and stroke victim. The new BEMER treatment system protected by patents is the most researched and most effective physical treatment method used in complementary medicine today. The BEMER signal has been developed even further...

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Did You Ever Wonder What Being Board Certified Entails?

Did You Ever Wonder What Being Board Certified Entails?

To stay current with a national medical board requires a lot of study, and continuing medical education. Any physician who successfully completes the national board examination, that lasts for 8 hours, must also enter the continuous Family Medicine Certification process, which requires each board certifed physician to successfully complete requirements in order to maintain certification. Diplomates certifying in 2011 and beyond will all have a 10-year examination requirement, a simplified financial plan, and flexibility with the activity requirements. Family Medicine Certification rules now require participation thresholds to be met in 3-year stages. The printed certificate provided to physicians will not...

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How Testosterone May Make You a Better Father

How Testosterone May Make You a Better Father

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the toughest things new parents will experience, just about everyone knows this. What they may not know is that the cries of an infant can actually cause testosterone to dip in some men, which may not necessarily be a bad thing. Based on a University of Michigan study, low testosterone has been shown to potentially reduce aggression in men and make them more empathetic, resulting in better performance as a father. In both fathers and mothers, an infant’s cry will trigger a multitude of emotional responses ranging from empathy to annoyance or...

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Personalized Medicine and Heart Health

Personalized Medicine and Heart Health

Six years ago, the American Heart Association presented seven metrics intended to focus on ideal cardiovascular health. Studies show that these have proven effective in decreasing mortality from heart disease after the metrics were established, but it seems their effectiveness may be greater in some communities more so than others. Using a group of more than 4,500 participants of Jackson, Mississippi’s Jackson Heart Study, Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers discovered that the incidence of healthy markers/metrics among Jackson participants was rare. In fact, less than twenty percent of participants had at least four of the markers or more. The...

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Your Smartphone and Your Skin

Your Smartphone and Your Skin

Could your smartphone be causing your acne breakouts and damaging your skin? It may seem far-fetched, but studies have shown that when it comes to items you own, your cell phone is crawling with germs that go entirely unseen unless it were to be placed under a microscope. How is this possible? Let’s take a closer look. If you’ve spent a lot of time talking on your cell phone during a particular conversation, chances are you may have noticed a layer of sweat build up between your skin and the screen. Any dirt or bacteria that’s on the screen will...

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Your Job May Affect Your Long Term Health

Have you ever had a bad day at work? Chances are you’ve had at least one. If you’re in your twenties or thirties and aren’t satisfied with your employment, you could face health backlash by the time you reach your forties according to new research. There have been numerous studies on the role your job plays in your mental and physical health, but new research appears to suggest that the impact is significantly larger when it comes to midlife mental health. Using a group of participants, researchers studied their job trajectory from the time they were 25 until they turned...

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Do You Have Male Menopause?

Do You Have Male Menopause?

Are you familiar with male menopause? Perhaps better known as “andropause”, it’s also been referred to as grumpy old man syndrome and hypotestosteronism, affecting about thirty percent of men before they turn 50 and fifty percent of men that are over the age of 60. By the time a man turns 30, his testosterone levels will begin to drop about ten percent per decade. Androgen (hormone) levels may also fall and in some cases this decline is quicker, showing as early as age 40. Unlike menopause that happens within a short amount of time, andropause can last for decades and...

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