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August 18, 2012

Computer Vision Syndrome
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More that 80% of us use computers. But could it be affecting your vision. Weíll talk to an expert who says the syndrome is so new that it doesnít even have a name yet. Then, some surprising info on how your hormone levels affect your happiness and relationships.
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InfoTrak: Computer Vision Syndrome

More than 40% of Americans spend three or more hours a day staring at a computer or hand-held digital device. Dr. Nate Bonilla-Warford, Tampa-based optometrist who specializes in computer vision syndrome said the majority of his patients complain about headaches, fatigue, blurred vision or neck pain -- all symptoms of computer-vision syndrome.
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InfoTrak: Hormonal Balance

John Gray, PhD, relationship expert, and author of Venus On Fire Mars On Ice: Hormonal Balance-The Key to Life, Love, and Energy said recent research has proven that the differences between men and women, and how they relate to each other, can be explained by hormones. He explained how hormones affect the ways that each gender reacts to stress. He talked about the importance of nutrition and how achieving hormonal balance can improve relationships and overall happiness.
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InfoTrak: Why Your Car Insurance is Going Up

The expense of owning and operating a motor vehicle continues to rise. Jeanne Salvatore, spokeswoman for the Insurance Information Institute explained the factors that influence the cost of insuring a car. She outlined several possible ways to reduce the costs of car insurance, and the pros and cons of each.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Dr. Nathan Bonilla-Warford
Dr. Bonilla-Warford received his Doctorate of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry, located in Chicago, Illinois, in 2004. The following year he completed a residency program specializing in Pediatric and Binocular Vision at the Illinois College of Optometry. During his Optometric Internships, he studied developmental vision in Denver, Colorado and contact lenses and ocular disease in Chicago, Illinois. Owing to his passion for improving the vision of children, Dr. Bonilla-Warford has published articles on such topics as the use of vision therapy to improve reading skills and has lectured to Optometry students and paraprofessionals as well as the general public on visual care of children, the importance of vision in personal development, and options for controlling nearsightedness. Dr. Bonilla-Warford is very active in professional organizations and is a member of the American Optometric Association. He is currently Immediate Past President of the Hillsborough Society of Optometry and is chair of the Children's Vision Committee of the Florida Optometric Association. Additionally, he is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), an organization dedicated to pediatric vision and vision therapy, and has earned the title of Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, an organization dedicated to vision research and education. Not only does Dr. Bonilla-Warford care for the patients that come to his practice, but to all those in need. He has volunteered his time at the Special Olympics, Junior Olympics, and numerous school and community vision screenings. He traveled to Diriamba, Nicaragua as a member of Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity and helped examine and distribute glasses to over 2,000 people. Dr. Bonilla-Warford is involved in the social media community as well. He uses platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Buzz to connect with people both locally and internationally. He is the Chair of the Social Media committee for COVD and is dedicated to raising the awareness of children's visual problems via social media.

Dr. Bonilla-Warford's Website

 
John Gray
John helps men and women understand, respect and appreciate their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance. His many books, videos, workshops and seminars provide practical insights to effectively manage stress and improve relationships at all stages of life and love. Johnís books have sold over 50 million copies in 50 different languages. His groundbreaking book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, was the best-selling book of the 1990s. It launched his Mars Venus book series that forever changed the way men and women view their relationships. Johnís latest book, Venus On Fire Mars On Ice, combines his 30 years as a relationship therapist with extensive new health research to explain the connection between your hormones and relationships. John shows you how the often frustrating differences between men and women can be appreciated and used to create a healthy relationship full of love, passion and lasting energy. John continues to teach communities and companies simple ways to improve their relationships and communication. He has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Oz, The Today Show, CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The View, and many others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, TV Guide and People. He was also the subject of a rare three-hour special hosted by Barbara Walters. John Gray lives in Northern California with his wife of 26 years, Bonnie. They have three grown daughters and three grandchildren. He is an avid follower of his own health and relationship advice.

Dr. Gray's Website