Wellness

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How to Impact Turnover by Focusing on Employee Well-being

Every business struggles to keep talented people. Employment experts report that at least 50 percent of current employees are looking for new career opportunities. Many employers have high employee turnover, which can significantly impact their bottom line. While employees leave jobs for many reasons, it’s possible to keep turnover to manageable levels by focusing on … Read Full Article

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3 Ways Preventive Dental Care Benefits Employers and Employees

Employees don’t understand the value of preventive dental care, reports the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). As younger employees join the workforce, it’s a good time to educate them about the value of preventive dental care, and also remind current workers to schedule yearly or semi-yearly exams. Consider three ways preventive dental care benefits … Read Full Article

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How to Pick the Right Lenses for Your Prescription Eyeglasses

When visiting the eye doctor’s office do you spend time trying on eyeglass frames, even if you don’t need a new pair? You’re not alone. Prescription eyewear now is a popular fashion statement. Of the nearly three out of four Americans who need vision correction, about 71 percent wear prescription eyeglasses. When buying eyeglasses, people … Read Full Article

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Researchers Discover Possible Treatment for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

If you’re repeatedly exposed to extremely loud noises, and don’t wear hearing protection, you will develop noise-induced hearing loss over time. About 15 percent of American adults have permanent, high-frequency hearing loss from loud noise exposure. Recently, researchers discovered a possible treatment solution to help prevent people from experiencing noise-induced hearing loss. Hearing damage People … Read Full Article

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Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Two Common Eye Diseases

Researchers continue to find new computer applications for artificial intelligence, known as AI, to perform normal human activities. Recently, scientists studied ways to apply artificial intelligence to diagnose eye diseases. Here’s a summary of their research. Two common eye diseases Many eye diseases can impact vision, but two common conditions can lead to blindness: Macular … Read Full Article

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7 Things You Can Do to Prevent Tooth Decay

If you’ve had a cavity in a permanent tooth, you’re not alone. Over 90 percent of adults ages 20 to 64 have or have had decay caused by bacteria that attacks tooth enamel. After age 65, nearly 96 percent of people have or have had dental cavities. Fortunately, it’s possible for you to avoid cavities. … Read Full Article

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5 Ways New Technologies Could Improve Your Vision

Do you take your eyes for granted? Often people don’t appreciate the gift of sight until they suddenly notice a vision change. Researchers continually are studying ways to treat vision problems or improve people’s sight. Learn about five ways new technologies could improve your vision. Wavefront analysis – With this technology, eye doctors can create … Read Full Article

Can Smoking Damage Your Hearing?

Can smoking damage your hearing? Recently scientists studied adults and children to understand the link between smoking and hearing loss. While many people know that cigarette smoking can cause several serious medical conditions, they may not realize that it also can damage hearing. Review several key findings from these studies. Smoking tied to infant hearing … Read Full Article

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Dentist

Do you need to find a new dentist? Maybe you’ve moved, switched jobs or just want to make a change. There are many dental office choices, so it can take time to find one that fits your needs. So don’t wait until you have oral pain to pick a dentist. Here are five tips to … Read Full Article