Important Facts About Eye Floaters

If you have been seeing translucent strings or specks across your field of vision, you may have floaters. Floaters can be annoying, but are not usually dangerous nor should they affect your vision. Floaters are caused when the vitreous, a gel-like substance in your eye, changes shape due to aging, injury, or certain diseases, becomes stringy […]

Improving The Childbirth Experience: What You Should Know

Once upon a time, doctors were not always around or available in the United States to handle the care of pregnant women giving birth. However, today, the opposite is true. Obstetrics physicians are readily available today to provide prenatal and childbirth care to pregnant women and their unborn babies. As a result of the medicalization […]

Calcium Deposits And Heart Health: A Brief Guide

Calcium is a mineral naturally found in our blood in small concentrations, and one that is important for the health of bones, muscles, and the nervous system. Unfortunately, as it circulates through the body and heart, it’s not uncommon for small deposits to collect within the arteries and heart valves. If you’ve recently been recommended […]

PMDD: PMS “On Steroids”

A form of extreme moodiness has recently been distinguished from PMS, and it is called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). If you have PMS symptoms that go beyond the pale, causing you relationship and career problems, you may have PMDD. Signs and Symptoms A majority of women (over 80%) have differing levels of emotional and physical […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis Increases Your Risk Of Vision Damage

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you probably know that it’s caused by your body’s immune system attacking healthy cells and creating inflammation. Unfortunately, having an auto-immune disorder increases your risk of acquiring other auto-immune diseases, like uveitis. Uveitis is an auto-immune disease that creates inflammation in the eye which can cause vision damage, pain, and […]