Archive for November, 2013
Despite the fact that doctors urge adults between 20 and 40 years of age to have their eyes examined by an opthamologist at least once every five years, less than half of American adults do. In fact, unless they notice significant changes in their eyesight, or already wear eyeglasses, few Americans will ever make an appointment for an eye examination.
Many people with no perceptible eye issues seem to believe that their primary care physicians will notice any possible disorders of the eye during a routine physical exam. To the contrary, primary care physicians, obviously, do not have the necessary equipment to detect even the most common eye disorders. Thus, patients could be suffering from serious diseas
The modern home has many conveniences that we take for granted. For example, most people do not give a second thought when they turn on a light, or flush a toilet. However, it was not that long ago that such things were considered expensive luxuries. If you wanted a light at night, you had to get oil or light a candle. If you wanted to go to the bathroom…well…that is a story for another time.
Electricity has been perhaps one of the greatest inventions ever. First harnessed for residential use by Thomas Alva Edison in New York City in the 1870’s, it would take several decades before it would catch on across the country. Today, most of the electricity in the United States is generated by burning coal. Unfortunately, burning coal is bad for the environment and also requires mining, which also negatively imp