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Wearables and Weight Gain

Posted by Dr. Danny P. Malone on Feb 15, 2017 8:30:00 AM

From the New York Times to Time Magazine, they’re all reporting that fitness trackers or “wearables” may actually cause weight gain. This news coverage is based on a report from the Journal of the American Medical Association. The bottom line finding: “Devices that monitor and provide feedback on physical activity may not offer an advantage over standard behavioral weight loss approaches.”

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Topics: health, wearables

Fitness Trackers and Sleep Tracking

Posted by Dr. Danny P. Malone on Feb 8, 2017 8:30:00 AM

With your fitness program you’re running, biking, swimming, climbing stairs, and maybe even getting up from your desk throughout the work day. It’s now time to give consideration to a fitness tracker to measure your effort and track your progress. 

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Topics: health, fitness trackers

Fitbit Pros and Cons

Posted by Dr. Danny P. Malone on Feb 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Vision is an important part of your overall health and physical wellbeing. But, of course, it isn’t the only part. 

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Topics: fitness, health, fitbit

How to Choose the Right Pediatric Optometrist for Your Family

Posted by Dr. Danny P. Malone on Dec 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

If you’ve read my post “How Often Should I take My Child to Get an Eye Exam,” you know that the American Optometric Association recommends eye exams at 6 months, 3 years, before first grade, and every two years after that.

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Topics: pediatric optometrist, family vision

How Often Should I Take My Child to Get an Eye Exam?

Posted by Dr. Danny P. Malone on Dec 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Checking up on your child’s vision is so much more challenging than making sure they’re dressed correctly or determining if they have a fever. After all, you can’t see through their eyes to recognize any vision problems. 

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Topics: eye exam, children vision

BlueTech Lenses for Kids

Posted by Dr. Danny P. Malone on Dec 20, 2016 1:38:33 PM

I’ve written before about Blue Tech Technology, primarily addressing the impact of blue light on adults, typically due to high computer use. But kids also suffer from the effects. After all, kids’ arms are shorter and the light generated by laptops, tablets, and mobile phones is more intense at that shorter distance.

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Topics: blue light, bluetech, child vision health

Year-End Health Insurance Tips

Posted by Dr. Danny P. Malone on Dec 19, 2016 4:53:49 PM

It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to a close. If you’re like me, time rushes by and seems to pick up speed each year. But as we near the end of 2016, there are some important things to check regarding your health insurance. Here are a few year-end health insurance tips.

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Topics: health insurance, vision insurance

Common Astigmatism Solutions

Posted by Dr. Danny P. Malone on Nov 25, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Astigmatism is quite common and begins early. So keeping on top of your child’s vision care with eye exams is critical to make sure they don’t encounter vision related problems at school.

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Topics: astigmatism

Esophoria Treatment Options for Kids

Posted by Dr. Danny P. Malone on Nov 24, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Esophoria is a type of crossed eyes that is characterized by an inward turning eye. The broad category is strabismus, which covers all aspects of crossed eyes including: exotropia, outward turning eye; hypertropia, upward turning eye; and hypotonia, downward turning eye.

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Topics: esophoria, crossed eyes

Myopia Treatment Options

Posted by Dr. Danny P. Malone on Nov 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Researchers estimate that one-third to a half of Americans are nearsighted and that percentage has been growing over the last few decades. They feel that a big part of that increase has been from genetics, inherited from one or both parents. But researchers are only beginning to gain a better understanding of possible environmental causes, such as the affects of computer screens.

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Topics: nearsighted, myopia, vision problems