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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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  • Photo-of-inaccurate-medicine-bad-for-children-LocateADoc

    Are you giving your child too much medicine? Administering the wrong dose of a medication can have serious adverse effects, particularly for children under the age of 12. However, it is an all-too-common problem in the United States, and many of those affected are children. The most common medication mistakes involve errors and confusion with the medicine’s instructions and dosage.Providing too low of a dose of medication can build up the resistance of an illness or infection, prolonging its life span in the patient’s body and possible requiring the use of stronger medicines to fight it. Overdosing can cause harm or even fatality, especially in the cases of younger patients. A pediatrician can prescribe the right amount, but parents can still mistake the directions or use an improper or inaccurate method to measure.

  • Photo-of-stroke-rates-decline-LocateADoc

    Our society may be benefiting from an era of improved brain health and neurology. According to the findings of a long-term study recently published in the Journal of American Medical Association, stroke incidences across the United States have seen a dramatic decline.The study, conducted by researchers including experts in neurology from a diverse selection of universities and medical institutions, followed over 14,000 participants over the course of more than two decades, from 1987 to 2011. The analysis was designed to chart trends in occurrences of stroke and consequent mortality rates.