• 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

    Depression

    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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Infographic: Colors of the Eye

by Eye Center by Main Slider

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…)

Age-related Vision Changes

by Eye Center

We’ve all seen – or been one of those – people who hold an object arm’s length away just to have some hope of reading the text. It’s common as you age for your vision to change. Some people have difficulty with reading small print while others need brighter light or bifocal glasses to see the words printed on the page. (more…)

Counting Sheep? How Sleep Deprivation Affects your Brain

by Neurosurgery

If you’re constantly tossing or turning, or just plain don’t like to sleep, you may be affecting your brain in more ways than one. Depriving your body of sleep can have a number of consequences that can affect you during waking hours — not just the time you spent with your head against a pillow. Getting less than six hours of shut eye in a single evening can affect your mood, while longer periods of poor sleep can yield permanent damage to the way your brain processes information. These are just a few of the ways that a lack of sleep can have a negative impact on your mind and body. (more…)

Keep It Safe While Tailgating This Football Season

by Urgent Care

Football season is here again and that means tailgating! There’s no better way to get pumped for the big game than firing up the grill. This pre-game tradition can be lots of fun when handled responsibly. As friends and family gather and you fill your grill with savory snacks, make sure you’re planning out a danger-free tailgate. When you’re tossing the pigskin and rallying up your favorite teams’ fans, account for all elements of tailgate safety, so that everyone wins! Load up the cooler and follow these quick tips to celebrate safely. (more…)