Swimming pools, beaches, lakes, and streams provide an opportunity to cool off during a summer that’s warmer than usual. Yet germs in the water can make people sick, especially young children, elderly people, and people with weak immune systems.
Written by K. W. Scarbrough, OD www.eevisioncare.com
Summer sunshine is here…and is it bright! For summer, sun polarized lenses are the ticket. Polarized lenses selectively filter out glare from water or car bumpers. Boaters, bike riders, beach lovers and commuters benefit equally from this type of lens. Because they are not pitch-black, polarized sunglasses do not require removal when indoors or on our gloomy-but-glarey Northwest days.
Epilepsy. What do you immediately think of? Your first thought probably isn’t that it takes as many lives as breast cancer. Nor is it that the number of Americans epilepsy affects is more than multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy combined. However, these are the statistics and as with countless other medical conditions, awareness is not nearly as high on the agenda as it should be.
Written by submitted By K. W. Scarbrough Eagle Eye Vision Care, PS
Summer is here and grass pollen is swirling, causing those with allergies to suffer.
When the body thinks it is being assaulted it increases the blood supply to carry away the intruder. Unfortunately the intruder is not a germ but is something in the environment, either a sudden encounter such as cat dander or long-term exposure to dust or mold.
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.
This is a highly under-utilized program by families in Washington. Last year only 17 families applied for and received grants (as compared to hundreds in states like Texas, Ohio and Florida — families in some states were recipients of a combined total of more than $350,000 in grants).