For anyone over the age of forty, you can likely recall the frustration of having to hold your reading material further from your face in order to read the print clearly. For those of you who are near-sighted, you likely have had to remove your spectacles in order to read a newspaper or label. Perhaps after reading for only a few minutes, fine print became blurry or eyestrain and headaches became unbearable. All of these
Bell’s palsy is a common condition that results from the paralysis of the facial nerve. This condition is quite common. It usually affects one side of the face in the forehead and lower facial areas. Several physical manifestations of Bell’s palsy include difficulty closing one eye, slurred speech, drooping of one corner of the mouth, inability to whistle, drooling when drinking, or a wrinkle- free forehead on one side. Bell’s palsy can occur very rapidly.
As August winds down there is usually a mad rush go get in that last swim in the pool or camping trip. For many Essex County residents, this is also a time where seasonal allergies can cause problems with our eyes and respiratory systems. Seasonal allergies are caused by specific allergens such as ragweed, grass or tree pollen. They can start at any age. When these allergens come in contact with your body, they are