3 Tips For New Contact Lens Wearers

Contact lenses are the perfect solution for correcting your vision. More compact than glasses, it is easy for you to wear them throughout the day. Unlike prescription glasses, you do not have to wear about taking them off or losing them once you put them in. Contact lenses help make your life easier and keep your vision clear when you are trying to watch a movie, read a book, or drive. Read More 

Dealing With Fat Pad Impingement

Individuals who play sports that require running or jumping are prone to injuries involving the patellar tendon -- the tendon that attaches the bottom of the knee cap to the top of the shinbone. Injury and pain make it hard to straighten your knee. If the pain you are feeling in the front of your knee is caused by fat pad impingement (or Hoffa's syndrome), a sports medicine doctor or physical therapist can help. Read More 

3 Treatment Options For Varicose Veins In Your Legs

Do you have varicose veins in your legs? If so, you may not be happy with your leg's appearance. In severe cases, the veins may actually cause intense pain. Varicose veins can form anywhere, but they're very common in legs. That's because there's a tremendous amount of blood pressure in your legs, especially when you stand or move for long periods of time. As you age, your veins may have trouble handling all that pressure. Read More 

Getting Hearing Aid Assistance As A Veteran

Dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs can be an uphill battle, especially if your hearing is only just beginning to fail. Many occupations in the military and government service can lead to sudden or gradual hearing loss, but your examination for veteran compensation may not show a sufficient drop in hearing capacity. By understanding a few parts of hearing loss concerns and veteran compensation, you can better understand your rights, situation and ways to push for a reliable source of funding for different types of hearing aids. Read More 

No Pretend Patients Here: How Step 2 CS Tests Are Vastly Different From Your Other Medical Exams

As a doctor, registered nurse or physician's assistant, you are required to take the Step 2 CS exam to prove that you can work with patients and demonstrate your learned skills. To get the most accurate picture of how well you would do with real patients in a real medical setting, you will not be working with pretend patients, pairing with your colleagues or simply stating what you would do in each scenario. Read More