Wellness Wednesday – 11/6/19
WELLNESS TIP OF THE WEEK
Boston Laser Offers Premium Multifocal Lens Surgery to Address Distance and Near-Vision Difficulties
The human eye is a two lens system composed of the cornea on the surface and the natural lens inside the eye. This internal lens changes shape every time you switch from distance to near vision.
As we age, the lens becomes stiff and at some point in your 40s, the lens becomes too stiff to focus up close. This is when you start to need reading glasses. This is why some patients who never wore glasses for distance, need them after 40.
Cataract surgery has evolved over the last 50 years, and is safe and successful, we perform the same procedure to address the need for glasses prior to cataract formation. This is called clear lens exchange. This procedure is essentially cataract surgery without a cataract and can be used to address your dysfunctionallens.
Boston Laser | BostonEyeGroup.com
323 Lowell St., Suite 102 | Andover, Mass. | (617) 277-4733
25 Marston St., Suite 104 | Lawrence, Mass | (978) 685-5366
WELLNESS AROUND THE WEB
Solo Dining Is Bad For Our Mental Health — And For The Planet
Eating alone, once considered an oddity, has become commonplace for many across the Western world. Fast food chains are promoting eating on the go or “al desko.” Why waste time in your busy day sitting down at a table with others?
Surveys indicate that a third of Britons regularly eat on their own. OpenTable, an online restaurant booking app, found that solo dining in New York increased by 80% between 2014 and 2018. And in Japan, the world capital of solo dining, a trend for “low interaction dining” has taken off. Restaurants are opening which facilitate the ultimate solo dining experience: passing bowls of noodles through black curtains into individual booths.
Is this a worrying trend? According to Qz.com, research is revealing the negative impacts of eating alone, which has been found to be linked to a variety of mental and physical health conditions, from depression and diabetes to high blood pressure. So it’s cheering that hundreds of food sharing initiatives have sprung up around the world which aim to improve food security and sustainability while combating loneliness.
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China Approves Seaweed-Based Alzheimer’s Drug – The First New One In 17 Years
According to CNN, authorities in China have approved a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, the first new medicine with the potential to treat the cognitive disorder in 17 years.
LOCAL HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Greater Lowell Family YMCA 6th Annual Fundraising Event
Greater Lowell Family YMCA is throwing another one of their famous Tailgate Parties. Proceeds go to funding children and community programs.
Dracut, Mass. | GreaterLowellYMCA.org
Glow Gala Annual Groundwork Lawrence Fundraiser
Funds raised from this event will be put back into the community to feed school children, support park cleanup and providing young adults with work.
Lawrence, Mass. | GroundworkLawrence.org