Monthly Archives: January 2014

Arthritis: Turn Up the Heat, Turn Down the Pain!

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It’s a proven fact that arthritis pain worsens in the winter months. Simple heat treatments make a significant difference when it comes to arthritis pain. Long, warm showers or baths are quick fixes to ease stiffness in your joints. In addition, there are arthritis homecare products that use heat to minimize pain. If you are [...]

Heat Up to Cool Down Arthritis Pain!

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Many forms of Arthritis pain are commonly known to flare up significantly during the winter months. According to the National Arthritis Foundation, studies have shown that heat is an effective solution. Normal stiff, tense, and sore muscles can be relaxed and relieved with a little heat, so joints affected by arthritis pain are no different. [...]

Sunlight Simulation Solution for SAD and Low Vision!

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Light effects individuals in two major ways: it enhances our vision and it regulates our bodies’ rhythms. These rhythms impact crucial cycles like sleeping. While January is the month with the highest rate of Seasonal Affective Disorder suffering, it is also National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Even though these two conditions could not be more different, [...]

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month!

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! Glaucoma is an eye disease that eliminates a person’s sight suddenly, without any warning. The most common cases of Glaucoma dominantly affect the middle-aged and the elderly, but glaucoma can effect people of any age. Damage to the optic nerve is the main cause of the permanent vision loss. This [...]

Light Therapy Lamps Successfully Treat SAD

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According to the National Alliance of Mental Health, “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is characterized by recurrent episodes of depression, usually in late fall and winter, alternating with periods of normal or high mood the rest of the year.” Although a staggering 16% of the people in the United States suffer from SAD, it can be [...]

Winter Blues? Seasonal Affective Disorder Solutions!

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Are you struggling for energy during the winter months? Do the “Winter Blues” have you down? This may be a sign that you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression that is attributed to the lack of sunlight during the winter months. You are not alone! Every winter, nearly 15% of the population [...]