How Often Do You Need To Shower? A Doctor Argues, Less Often Than You Think : Shots

Showers feel fabulous — but how frequent is too frequent for skin ecology? Images

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Showers feel fabulous — but how frequent is too frequent for skin ecology? Images

James Hamblin is tired of being asked if he’s smelly.

Hamblin, a physician and health reporter, has been fielding the question since 2016, when the article he wrote about his decision to stop showering went viral. The piece outlines compelling reasons why one might want to spend less time sudsing up: Cosmetic products are expensive, showering uses a lot of water, and the whole process takes up valuable time.

Perhaps most importantly, bathing disrupts our skin’s microbiome: the delicate ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, mites and viruses that live on (and in) our body’s largest organ. Most of these microbes are thought to be benign freeloaders; they feast on our sweat and oils without impacting

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New Technology Provides Lens Prescriptions Without An Eye Doctor

Friday, September 18th 2020, 7:28 am

By: News 9

A first of its kind technology in Oklahoma is turning a local glasses store into a one stop shop for lenses.

The cell phone-based technology allows customers to receive their prescription without an extra trip to the optometrist.  

A year ago, at the New York City vision expo, the new technology caught the eye of Oklahoma based company, Black Optical. When the pandemic hit, the company believed it was the right time to introduce it to the sooner state. 

At Black Optical’s Oklahoma City location, optician Josh Wilcox says he hears one question often, “Hey, do you guys do prescriptions?” He says they are now able to answer yes. 

The technology called wave front was developed by NASA, Wilcox says. The small device runs off smart phone software and sits atop a height adjustable stand. 

The exam begins with a series

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