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  • Infographic: Baby Boomers Turn 50 Facts and Tips

    By the year 2015, 45% of the U.S. population will be 50 or older. However, staying healthy has become a prevalent trend for this age group. 82% of adults 50 and older use the Internet to research health and wellness. Since 1987, the amount of Americans heading to the gym age 55 and up has increased 266% (making it the fastest growing age group among gym members). Over the next decade, U.S. baby boomers will spend $1 trillion dollars on wellness-based services, a significant increase from the previous amount of $200 million.

  • Top 3 Signs You Have a Dry Eye Problem

    Dry Eye Picture - LocateADoc.comDry eye condition affects both eyes and is a common syndrome that causes eye irritation in people over the age of 65. Here are the top three signs which may suggest you have dry eye syndrome:

  • LASIK vs. Contact Lenses

    It’s a common question that anyone with glasses or contact lenses considers; should I get LASIK? The question often comes down to how safe and costly LASIK surgery is. When compared to wearing contact lenses, there are some surprising cost and safety benefits to choosing LASIK over contact lenses.

  • New LocateADoc Advisory Board Member: Konrad Filutowski, M.D.

    Konrad Filutowski, M.D.Konrad Filutowski, M.D., Founder, Chief Surgeon and Medical Director, Filutowski Cataract & LASIK Institute, Orlando/Lake Mary/Daytona, FL. Dr. Filutowski received his medical degree from Columbia College, NY. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

  • Keratoconus Treatment Options

    Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease, which causes a thinning of the cornea. The cornea is the clear front surface of the eye. As kertoconus progresses, the quality of the patients vision deteriorates.

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    A recent survey of 23,000 obese individuals showed that 60 percent are not taking any steps to lose weight. This has interesting implications for the professionals and individuals that work to conquer obesity. The 60 percent surveyed that were not taking steps to lose weight is particularly alarming. Being obese can lead to a variety of health issues, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, stroke, metabolic syndrome, abnormal blood fats, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, and gallstones among others. It can also raise the risk of certain cancers, including colon, breast, endometrial, and gallbladder. Obesity can also cause reproductive problems for women.

  • Robin Williams - LocateADoc.com

    The tragic loss of comedian Robin Williams thrust depression to the forefront of the news. After his suicide, it was revealed that he was in treatment for Parkinson's Disease in its early stages. Now it seems the question looms, did the disease push Robin Williams over the edge?