Children’s Eye Health and Safety


girl wearing sports goggles for eye protection

Children’s Eye Health and Safety

Eye injuries are a leading cause of blindness in children in the United States, most of which occur while kids are playing sports. Regular eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contacts don’t protect kids from eye injuries. The good news is that many sports-related injuries can be prevented with the right protective eyewear. Learn more about the eye protection kids need during sports activities.

What is an Aneurysm?

An aneurysm is a bulge or «ballooning» in the wall of an artery, the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Most aneurysms occur in the aorta, the main artery that runs from the heart through the chest and abdomen. Aneurysms can also happen in arteries in the brain, heart, and other parts of the body. If an aneurysm in the brain bursts, it causes a stroke.

Fifth Disease

Fifth disease is a viral infection caused by parvovirus B19. Symptoms can include a low fever, cold symptoms, and a headache. A red rash develops on your face and can spread to the arms, legs, and trunk. Fifth disease mostly affects children and is spread easily, through saliva and mucus. You can get it when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Frequently washing your hands might help prevent getting the virus. Most people become immune to the virus after having it once.

Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

At some point in your life, you may have taken a pain reliever for a headache, sore muscles, arthritis, fever, or other aches and pain. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are good for many types of pain. The most common types are acetaminophen, aspirin, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Each one has advantages and risks and some types of pain respond better to certain medicines than others. Learn more about the different types of OTC pain medicines, how they work, and tips for them.

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a type of male sexual dysfunction that becomes more common as you get older. But it’s not a natural part of aging. ED can be a sign of health problems such as clogged blood vessels or nerve damage from diabetes. If you’re experiencing ED see your doctor or health care provider.

Kiwi, Banana, and Apple Salad

Kiwi, banana, and apple salad gets a tangy twist with lime, mint, and vinegar.