Pelham - Windham News 14 - December 10, 2010
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If you participate in a Healthcare Savings Account (HAS), “Flex Plan” or “Cafeteria Plan” through your company benefits program, time may be running out. Some plans require the money you contributed to be spent by December 31, or you risk losing it.
Here is a list of vision-related Expenses that may qualify for reimbursement:
Eye Health Examination • Contact Lenses Laser Vision Correction • Eyeglasses Computer Eyeglasses • Prescription Sunglasses
Note: Check with your plan administrator to determine the specific requirements of your plan. Please let our office know about your major medical or vision plan coverage when you call for an appointment. We’ll help you get all the benefits you have coming to you.
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by Megan D’Eramo, Director of Network Development for Holy Family Hospital, and member, Salem Board of Directors Along with the holiday season comes the cold and flu season. It might start as a little sneeze. Or maybe you just have a case of the sniffles – and then it happens – you wake up with a sore throat, headache, and watering eyes. You can’t run from a cold and you certainly can’t hide from the flu. Keep Sick Days to a Minimum Whether it’s the flu or a measly cold that you’re battling, the most important step in fighting these illnesses is to stop them before they start. “The majority of cold and flu bugs are spread through hand-to-mouth contact, not through the air,” shared Dr. Michael J. Stein of Hampstead. “The viruses that cause colds can last for up to three hours on a dry surface, so the most effective preventive measures against viral or bacterial infections are to keep these areas disinfected, wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water, and to sneeze and cough into your arm or a paper tissue.” He reminds that while flu shots are often very effective and strongly encouraged for the elderly and young children, they will not protect you from all infections. If you do get sick, stay home. “Going to work when you are under the weather only increases your chances of spreading the illness. It is better for you and everyone if you can stay home for at least a day while your body fights off the infection,” explained Dr. Stein. “When you do return to work, bring your own tissues and a small bottle of hand sanitizing gel to keep at your desk. The body fights off most cold and flu infections within about a week, but if you
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experience more severe symptoms without relief, contact a health care professional immediately.” Know Your Symptoms and Treat Accordingly The Common Cold. Symptoms typically include feeling tired, sneezing, coughing, a runny nose or congestion, low-grade fever, mild muscle aches, scratchy or sore throat, watery eyes, and headache. Often, there is little benefit from antihistamines, decongestants, or cough suppressants. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may help alleviate a fever, though. The best way to treat a cold is with rest and plenty of fluids (water, fruit juice, soup). If you have a sore throat, gargling salt water a few times a day can help. And saline (salt water) nose drops can help loosen mucus and moisten your nose to provide relief. The Flu is often confused with the common cold. The biggest difference is that it is always accompanied with a fever, more intense muscle aches, and coughing.
The “Stomach Flu” (Viral Gastroenteritis) is an infection of the
stomach and intestines that results in vomiting or diarrhea, and can lead to dehydration. To replace lost fluids, minerals and salts, you can use oral rehydration solutions, such as Pedialyte. When you begin to eat again, start with mild foods, such as broth, toast, applesauce, bananas, and rice. Avoid dairy products. Strep Throat is a bacterial infection, and its symptoms often include painful swallowing; a fever above 101 degrees; tonsils that are red, swollen, and dotted with whitish or yellowish patches of pus; and a headache. To diagnose strep throat, your doctor will perform a throat culture. If the test is positive, your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic. Be sure to take all of the medicine, even if you are feeling better. Otherwise, the infection may worsen or spread to other parts of the body, causing more serious problems such as ear and sinus infections. Enjoy an illness-free holiday season with friends and family! Dr. Michael J. Stein practices in Hampstead at 6 Mary E Clark Drive, Unit 1. He can be reached at 329-5079.
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Beat the Hol iday BULGE!
Protect Your Eyes From Ultraviolet Rays Year- Round
Here’s eye-opening news: While wearing sunglasses to protect against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays may not seem necessary during cloudy, cold-weather months, harmful UV rays that can damage your eyes are actually present all year-round. Like your skin, your eyes can also be sunburned, which can cause blurred vision, redness, tearing and temporary vision loss. Exposure to UV rays may also contribute to the development of long-term vision conditions, such as cataracts, macular degeneration and, in some cases, skin cancer on and around the eyelids.
In fact, light actually intensifies as it passes through the eyes and is 22 times stronger at the outer edges of the eyes and eight times stronger at the inner edges of the eyes. These are the most common places for pterygium (a thin tissue over the white part of the eye) and cataracts to develop, both of which are associated with chronic UV exposure.
Children’s eyes are especially
sensitive to UV exposure, and it’s never too early for them to wear proper sun protection. In a study published in Review of Optometry, vision changes due to UV damage were found in children as young as age 9. What’s more, 71 percent of parents reported they do not ensure that their children wear sunglasses outdoors, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Optometric Association. To protect your eyes from sun damage throughout the year, consider the following: • Wear protective eyewear that
blocks 99 to 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays. • Consider adaptive eyeglass
lenses, such as Transitions lenses, which automatically adjust the level of darkness to help reduce distracting glare, minimize eye fatigue and block 100 percent of UV rays. • Remember to also wear a wide-brimmed hat and use plenty of sunscreen. • Visit your doctors regularly for
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health checkups, including your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. To learn more about how to protect your eyes from UV exposure, talk to your eye doctor and visit www.transitions.com
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