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August 18, 2017

The Eclipse: Beautiful but Dangerous

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With August 21 just around the corner, folks are eagerly awaiting the chance to see a once-in-a-lifetime event: the solar eclipse. It’s been nearly 100 years since the last total solar eclipse has been visible in the United States, so Monday’s event is sure to be exciting. While this astronomical phenomenon is rare and beautiful, it’s also a danger to your eyes.

Looking directly at a total solar eclipse with bare eyes can be a serious risk to eye health. Here are some ways you can protect yourself during this can’t-miss event.

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August 17, 2017

12 Key Items for First Aid Kits

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“Ouch!”

How many times have you heard that? At a party, camping, at home, or maybe at work? Accidents happen anywhere, at any time, so you’ve got to be prepared! Here are some simple, fast, and possibly life-saving techniques, plus a list of first aid supplies, to help you be ready when someone needs help.

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August 14, 2017

How Do I Know If My Baby Needs Glasses?

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Normal visual development vs. abnormal visual development

Parents often ask me, “What can my baby see?” or “Is my baby meeting visual milestones?” These are good questions, and if you have any concerns, please do discuss them with your doctor. In general, a child is referred to a pediatric ophthalmologist if there are questions regarding visual development.

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August 8, 2017

Five Ways to Make the Most of the Farmers Market

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Farmers markets have become one of hottest trends in American culture. It’s all thanks to dedicated farmers, our ever-growing search for healthy foods, and desire to keep the planet healthy.

These local markets are popping up everywhere, and lucky for us, New England is no exception. For the 2017 season, there are 40 different farmers markets across Rhode Island alone, most of which will accept WIC and EBT benefits as well as cold, hard cash.

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August 8, 2017

Five Tips to Manage Back to School Anxiety (Parents that is!)

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It’s fairly easy to recognize the back-to-school jitters that emerge in children come autumn, but what’s less commonly understood are the anxieties that parents exhibit during this stressful transition period.

Here are the top five ways you can ease your child’s worries while ensuring your own peace of mind.

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