• Infographic:

    Colors of the Eye

    From the famous lines of beloved songs to the stories of ancient legends, eye color has captivated audiences throughout time. The origins and genetic makeup associated with eye color makes the color of one’s eye more complex than a simple collection of aesthetic traits, however. Genes and pigment concentrations are two important factors in determining eye color. Some eye colors are more rare than others and can be linked to genetics or family origins and heritage. (more…)

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  • 7 Health Benefits of

    Lemon Juice

    There’s more to lemons than meets the eye. This fruit may pair well with some of your favorite dishes, but it also offers incredible health benefits. Lemons are packed with nutrients, promote weight loss, and have even been linked to kidney stone prevention and cancer treatment! This tangy fruit has also been known to possibly help halt bad breath and get rid of dandruff when applied to the scalp. In addition to its properties as a beauty treatment and health aid, there are a number of uses for lemons. (more…)

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  • Understanding


    When you think of depression, you might think of being sad, or just down in the dumps. But in fact, it’s much more than that. It’s a clinical condition that can take control of your life and cause serious complications. According to the National Institute of Mental Health about 16 million people had at least one episode in the past year. To put that into perspective, that’s one out of every 10 people. (more…)

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  • Dont Get Beat By

    The Heat

    The temperatures are rising and the weather is warm! As with every season, the summer months bring a whole new set of health risks due to the changing weather. In the midst of all the summer fun, you may be too caught up in the excitement to recognize when your body has been negatively affected by the heat. We sat down with Matthew Synan, MD, of Pulmonary Consultants–UPMC to discuss two particular health risks that people encounter during the summer: heat stroke and heat exhaustion. (more…)

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How Stress Affects Your Brain

by Neurosurgery

For most people, stress is an everyday occurrence. Dealing with finances, hectic work schedules, childcare, and countless other responsibilities can make you feel like your life is spiraling out of control. Yet, some people can handle it well and find ways to manage, while for others, stress begins to take its toll. And not just physically, but where you’d least expect it – your brain. The following information will help you gain a better understanding for how stress affects your brain and ways to improve how you deal with stress in the future. (more…)

Back-to-School Eye Care

by Eye Center

Back-to-school means a lot of things: new clothes, a new backpack, and a new teacher. It means time spent in a classroom, completing homework, and on the computer. One item commonly left off of a back-to-school checklist is routine eye care. (more…)

Respiratory Virus Spreads to East Coast


A respiratory virus known as Enterovirus D68 has made its way to the Northeastern part of the US and infected and hospitalized hundreds of children in 21 states throughout the country. Previously, the virus had been confined to the Midwest and Southern parts of the U.S., however, it is suspected that the virus has recently reached New York, Connecticut, and other parts along the Northeastern region. (more…)