Watching the Solar Eclipse? Here’s How to Protect Your Eyes

The much anticipated once-in-a-lifetime celestial event – where the moon and sun have the same apparent size – will take place nationwide on Monday, August 21, 2017.  We, here in Georgia, have a pretty spectacular view of this event and Coliseum even has a fun event planned to celebrate the occasion!

For 2 minutes and 40 seconds, weather permitting, those located directly in the 70-mile-wide line—the “path of totality”—will see the sun completely blocked by the moon. Light will fade, dusky colors will appear along the horizon, temperatures will drop and stars and planets will come out as if it was nighttime. Those lucky watchers will also be able to view the sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, a celestial sight as beautiful as it is rare.

While the rest of the country won’t get quite the same effect, they’ll still be able to view a partial eclipse, where a chunk of the sun is blocked. From New Mexico to Maine, every American can catch a glimpse—as long as they’re using the right eye protection and following a few simple rules. Continue reading  

Five Myths About Back Pain

Back pain can come on suddenly—while you’re working in the yard, sitting at your desk, cleaning house or lifting something. Once the pain sets in, it can be hard to focus on anything else.

About eight out of 10 adults experience back pain at some point, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and persistent pain is tough to treat. The more you know about what causes and eases back pain, the more likely you can beat it.

Here we debunk five myths about back pain and treatment options. Continue reading