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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 eating fish during pregnancy LocateADoc

    Following dietary restrictions and recommendations during pregnancy can sometimes feel like running through a nutritional obstacle course. Make sure to get enough of this; moderate your intake of that; avoid these at all costs! It can be difficult to keep up with evolving guidelines in food safety and obstetrics.

  • Photo of dizziness POTS syndrome LocateADoc

    At one time or another, we’ve all felt dizzy or lightheaded when we stand up too quickly after sitting or lying down. For some, this sensation is not just an occasional inconvenience but also part of a chronic disorder. Those affected by postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, also known as POTS, suffer from dizziness upon standing, which is often accompanied by other weakening symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, headache, and heart palpitations.