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Exercise and oral health
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Exercise and oral health
The link between exercise and overall general health is well documented. Regular physical activity is essential for cardiovascular, orthopedic, neurological and emotional well-being. But can it impact oral health as well? Apparently so.
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Cavities not welcome here
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Cavities not welcome here
D. Cole’s children are anything but typical. They have a penchant for Brussels sprouts. And don’t try to trick eight-year-old Chaz by substituting traditionally-grown strawberries for organic. He can tell the difference.
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A lifetime of good oral health
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A lifetime of good oral health
A BABY’S TOOTHLESS GRIN hides the 20 primary teeth lurking in the gums. They typically make their appearance within 33 months.
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Nutrition and a healthy smile
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Nutrition and a healthy smile
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Fight against plaque
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Fight against plaque
Brushing one’s teeth and flossing are not high on the list of favorite things to do. Some people avoid it altogether. That is not a wise thing to do. The consequences can cause you pain, suffering and cost. Yet, with minimal effort, tooth decay and gum disease are largely preventable. To that end the American Dental Association has established guidelines on not only when to brush, but also the proper technique.
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Plaque: The invisible enemy of teeth
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Plaque: The invisible enemy of teeth
We come into the world without teeth. Too often we exit in the same condition.
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High blood pressure: A moving target
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High blood pressure: A moving target
After a review of hundreds of studies, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology recently revised their guidelines for labelling and treating high blood pressure. Many people, however, can reduce their blood pressure by healthy lifestyles.
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The decline in cervical cancer
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The decline in cervical cancer
With the advent of Pap smears and immunization against certain types of HPV, the incidence of cervical cancer in this country has plummeted in the past 50 years.
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Prevalence of obesity: An upward curve
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Prevalence of obesity: An upward curve
Obesity is a major risk factor for the incidence of many illnesses, including cancer and heart disease, the two leading causes of death in this country.
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Life expectancy takes another dip
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Life expectancy takes another dip
Life expectancy in the U.S. population had a decrease of 0.1 year between 2015 and 2016, according to a data brief by the National Center for Health Statistics. You might say that’s not significant and too minor to even mention. But this is the second year in a row that it has dropped in this country. That’s not a good sign.
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Boston public schools: an asthma-friendly school district
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Boston public schools: an asthma-friendly school district
School nurses see their fair share of asthma. “In 2015-16, we had 10,724 patients with a documented diagnosis of asthma,” explained Patricia Kenney, nurse liaison for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Boston Public Schools That amounts to almost 19 percent of the student population.
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Mold: a common asthma trigger
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Mold: a common asthma trigger
Mold is a trigger for many people with asthma. It is possible to prevent mold or eradicate it if it forms.
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